Due to Covid-19 the big Canoe excursions will not be available in 2020

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 1 hour, with an opportunity for a washroom break at Centre Island.

What’s Included

  • One supervisor free for every 10 paying participants
  • A certified and experienced guide
  • Voyageur canoe, lifejacket, paddle & all safety equipment

School Group Pricing

Fees are based on a round trip starting and ending at our mainland location. Extra fees apply to start or finish on Toronto Island or for 1-way excursions.

We require a minimum of nine paying participants.

Number of Participants Price Per Person
8-12 participants$32 per person +HST
13+ participants$25 per person +HST
*Optional Fees:
Canoe return fee for 1-way excursions
Fee for start/end at Toronto Islands

$50 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/finish
  • Preferred date and start time plus an alternate date
  • Total number of students and supervisors
  • Contact name and cell phone number of attending leader