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Travel the remote waterways of Canada on a river canoeing adventure. Canoeing the scenic rivers of Canada is an excellent way to combine freedom, remote settings and excitement. Canada has a rich history in river canoeing and the country was originally founded by voyageurs who paddled their way through the country’s many river systems, mapping out Canada and establishing trading routes for future generations. Many of these river canoeing tours retrace the routes of these early explorers. Whether you are a first time paddler or an expert, we can find you a river canoeing experience suited to your needs. Many of Canada’s rivers are on every paddlers ‘to do’ list. Names like the Nahanni, Yukon, Thelon, Coppermine and Churchill evoke images of untouched wilderness, wide open spaces and a true Canadian wilderness exploration experience. River canoeing tours are available in almost every province and territory so call on your wilder side and let our guides take you safely down one of these fabled rivers.
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Mountain River canoeing expedition in the Northwest TerritoriesWomen-only canoeing expeditions on the Churchill River in SaskatchewanMulti-river canoeing expedition on Vancouver IslandArctic canoeing expedition on the Soper River on Baffin Island, NunavutCanoe expeditions on the Yukon River

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Featured River Canoeing Adventures
Mountain River canoeing expedition in the Northwest Territories
Mountain River canoeing expedition in the Northwest Territories
Women-only canoeing expeditions on the Churchill River in Saskatchewan
Women-only canoeing expeditions on the Churchill River in Saskatchewan
Multi-river canoeing expedition on Vancouver Island
Multi-river canoeing expedition on Vancouver Island
Arctic canoeing expedition on the Soper River on Baffin Island, Nunavut
Arctic canoeing expedition on the Soper River on Baffin Island, Nunavut
Canoe expeditions on the Yukon River
Canoe expeditions on the Yukon River
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Weekend canoe or kayak paddling adventure on the Smoky River in Alberta
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$995.00 CAD
Weekend canoe or kayak paddling adventure on the Smoky River in Alberta
River Canoeing | Difficulty: Easy / Moderate | Max 8 People

Paddle the Smoky River by canoe or kayak on this weekend adventure.  This short paddle on faster water and Class 2 rapids can be experienced on the Smoky River, a smaller scenic and challenging river for anyone looking for a introduction to whitewwater paddling. This trip is suitable for beginners as long as one paddler per canoe has some experience on moving water. If kayaking participants will need some moving water experience.

This expedition will allow you to travel through some rapids interspersed with regions of flat water. See interesting rock formations and regions of slumping river banks. Birds and wildife are commonly seen along the route. Travel through the junction of the Smoky and the Peace River arriving into the Town of Peace River to end your adventure.

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Wilderness canoeing expedition on the Peace River in northern Alberta
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$2890.00 CAD
Wilderness canoeing expedition on the Peace River in northern Alberta
River Canoeing | Difficulty: Easy / Moderate | Max 8 People

Explore the historical mystique of the Peace River on this canoeing adventure in northern Alberta. Retrace the trips of the early North American explorers searching for the Northwest Passage on the Mighty Peace River.  Follow the route of these early explorers and experience nature at tis most pristine. A great trip for inexperienced wilderness canoe campers or a peaceful trip for the experienced. Time for rest and relaxation transporting you back in time and away from life’s daily challenges.

Trips integrate energetic paddling with floating, short hikes, rest stops and sightseeing into your daily routine. Lots of campfire camaraderie or time to read, do photography or hike on your own as you wish.

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Harrison Salmon Run fall canoe adventure
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$144.46 CAD
Harrison Salmon Run fall canoe adventure
River Canoeing | Difficulty: Easy | Max 160 People

The Harrison is Canada’s first named Salmon Stronghold where the clear water and gentle current give way to an overflow of vibrant red salmon from late September to mid November. During the voyage, our guides will share the history of canoeing, and also tell stories of the 1000 year old First Nations Pictographs, harbour seals, eagles, osprey, vultures and the spectacular salmon!

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Canoeing trip on the Shelburne River in Nova Scotia
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$595.00 CAD
Canoeing trip on the Shelburne River in Nova Scotia
River Canoeing | Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Paddle the Shelburne River in Nova Scotia on this Canadian Heritage River canoe adventure. Experience a life in the wilderness known to few of this century. From ancient 6000 year old Mi’kmaq travel routes and portage trails, to the century old relics of the sportsman era the Tobeatic is a playground for any explorer at heart.

Join your guide and begin your journey at the traditional and historic Jake’s Landing in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Like many before in the centuries past you’ll follow the Mersey river (once the site of first nations camps and petroglyphs) and connect with The Shelburne, a Canadian Heritage River, via scenic spring-fed lakes and Parks maintained portage trails.

Enjoy truly rugged wilderness balanced with the comfort and convenience of a fully guided adventure. Learn about the rich history of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site as well as the Tobeatic. Come with us and discover first hand a historical adventure by canoe.

 

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Canoeing expedition on the Porcupine River in northern Yukon
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$3900.00 CAD
Canoeing expedition on the Porcupine River in northern Yukon
River Canoeing | Difficulty: Moderate | Max 5 People

Paddle the Porcupine River on this arctic canoe expedition. The Porcupine River is an arctic river that flows through Alaska and Yukon. The source of the river is located in the Olgivie Mountains, north of Dawson City and flows north for 721km (448 miles), before veering southwest. It flows through the community of Old Crow in Yukon and eventually flows into the Yukon River at Fort Yukon. It was discovered in 1842 by John Bell and the local herd of 125,000 caribou live in the river’s valley and is considered as one of the largest in the world. This tour is scheduled in September to coincide with the caribou migration and viewing of the aurora borealis (northern lights).

The Porcupine caribou herd migrates throughout northern Yukon and in the northwest of Alaska. For thousands years the herd was the only source of food, clothes, tools and houses for Gwitch’in and Inuvialuits living in this tundra region. This is still the case today. Indeed, the herd is still the major source of livelihood and the source of their cultural identity.

In the village of Old Crow, excitement is at its peak when the caribou are close, ready to cross the river. The local aboriginal residents wait and observe. Everyone knows that their clan’s livelihood depends on the quantity of meat, fish and wild fruits they can obtain to sustain them through the winter. When the caribou finally arrive, the news quickly spreads throughout the village and beyond and the tradition of the great caribou hunt begins.

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