Harbourfront Alert

Welcome to Spring! Our 2023 course dates now available for booking. Quickest reply for ANY inquiry, email ask@paddletoronto.com

No paddling experience required, but come prepared to paddle!

Come and explore the 13 Toronto Island archipelago in historic voyageur canoe replicas. This is the easiest and most affordable way to provide your students with a unique and safe paddling experience.  We supply an experienced guide to steer the big canoe and teach some paddling techniques. 

Our guided Voyageur Canoe Excursion works very well with large groups crossing the inner Toronto harbour paddling to the Toronto Islands.  These highly stable boats were originally designed to carry people and goods across Canada. We now use them to transport guests throughout the many channels and lagoons of the Toronto Islands, visiting bird sanctuaries and enjoying the island landscape and Toronto’s skyline from the water. 

A round-trip excursion to the Islands and back takes approximately 3 hours, with an opportunity for a washroom break at Centre Island. Tours can be customized to be shorter. *Extra fees apply for one-way excursions, or start/end on the Toronto Islands.

What’s Included

  • One supervisor free for every 10 paying participants
  • A certified and experienced guide per canoe
  • Voyageur canoes, lifejackets, paddles & all safety equipment

School Group Pricing

Number of Participants (min. 8 participants) Price Per Person
8-12 participants$35 per person +HST (start/end on Mainland)
13+ participants$27 per person +HST (start/end on Mainland)
*Extra Fees:
Fee for Canoe return for 1-way excursions
Fee to start/end at Toronto Islands

$75 per canoe +HST
$200 flat +HST

Note: Excursions are not considered booked until we receive a $200 deposit. 

To receive a quote, please contact richard@paddletoronto.com and provide the following information:

  • Type of excursion (round-trip, one-way, or island start/end)
  • Preferred date and start time plus an alternate date
  • Total number of students and supervisors
  • Contact name and cell phone number of attending leader