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Guided Voyageur Big-Canoe Tours

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Paddle with up to 16 others in a guided Voyageur canoe through the many channels and lagoons of the Toronto Islands, while enjoying the city skyline from the water.

 Price

Special!  $49.95 $27.50 +HST per person

 Tour Includes

  • Paddle & lifejacket.
  • Certified and experienced guide.

2021: No paddling experience required but come prepared to paddle and have fun!

Experience part of Canada’s Heritage by transporting back to the days of the Voyageur Explorers as you embark with one of our certified experienced guides on a relaxing excursion, travelling in historic voyageur canoe replicas that carry up to 17 paddlers. These highly stable boats were originally designed to carry people and goods across Canada. Now you along with up to 16 other paddlers will be guided throughout the many channels and lagoons of the Toronto Islands, exploring secluded beaches and bird sanctuaries while enjoying the Island landscape and City skyline from the water.

We spend 30 minutes on-land with preregistration and a session in safety and paddling orientation. We depart from the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Docks and at a leisurely pace, spend 2 hours crossing the inner harbour and exploring the many channels and lagoons while enjoying the Island landscape and City skyline from the water. During the tour, there will be a short stop on the Islands to stretch the legs and use the washrooms. In case of windy conditions in the Harbour, we may transport the group to our Island Docks via our pontoon boats to start and end your excursion.

Come join a Wednesday or Friday evening Sunset Tour or a Saturday or Sunday afternoon Weekend Tour of the 13 Toronto Island Archipelago.

Are you the leader of a group? We also offer private group excursions.

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 Tour Includes

  • Paddle & lifejacket.
  • Certified and experienced guide.

 Tour Prerequisites

  • None

 What to Bring

Free day-use lockers are available however we recommend leaving valuables at home.

  • Your completed and signed waiver (download the waiver).
  • Water/sports drink.
  • Active clothing you don't mind getting wet.
  • Secure footwear you don't mind getting wet.
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the evening.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string.
  • Snacks.

 Sunset Tour Dates

Our Voyageur Canoe Sunset Tours run every Wednesday and Friday evenings from July through to September. Please note that all guided tours must be back at docks by sunset.

Dates TBD

 Weekend Tour Dates

Our Voyageur Canoe Weekend Tours run every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from July through to September.

Dates TBD.

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 The Fine Print

Minimum Age

Minimum 6 years old with parent or guardian.

Maximum Tour Size

17 people.

Our Cancelation Policy

To receive a full refund or to switch to another date, we require 48 hours notice prior to the start of your program. Bookings cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be partially refunded or switched to another date at our discretion.

We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before arriving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.