These kayaking expeditions in Georgian Bay in Ontario allow you to paddle and explore these well known scenic waters. Georgian Bay is one of the most popular kayaking locations in eastern Canada. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate level kayaker, Georgian Bay offers a variety of landscapes and scenery to enjoy. There are several different kayaking expeditions to choose from that allow you to explore the clear waters, protected coves and a myriad of granite islands that make up Georgian Bay.
Georgian Bay Islands: The 30,000 Islands make NE Georgian Bay into a kayaker's paradise. From a few square feet to several square miles these granite islands form a protective maze for the paddler to explore. Away from the sheltered channels there are options for the experienced paddler too - open bays and crossings to distant out islands. There is very little soil in this area and most of the vegetation on the coastline consists of wind-twisted and gnarled trees that are far older than they look. It's a harsh and fragile environment - the least settled wilderness on the great bay.This 7 day trip begins with a short skills clinic and several hours of paddling down a sheltered river to the wilderness of the bay. Finally passing to the south of the quartz hills of Killarney Provincial Park we'll reach the journey's end at the quaint fishing village of Killarney. Adventurous beginners and experienced paddlers will both enjoy this trip.
The North Channel: The North Channel winds between Manitoulin Island and the north shore of Lake Huron. The route is often sheltered by islands but there are open crossings between large islands and sections of wide open shoreline. Rounded, precambrian granite outcroppings dominate the landscape with wind-twisted and gnarled pines clinging to scarce pockets of soil. It's a harsh and fragile environment - and one of the most ruggedly beautiful places to kayak in Ontario. The North Channel trip begins at the town of Spanish, west of Sudbury. With the prevailing wind behind us we'll follow the north shore, island hopping and exploring the least populated side of the channel. As your confidence grows you'll venture out into open waters, playing in the waves and swells. You'll swim in the warm waters, dine by the shore and finally watch the famous Georgian Bay sunset. If you are comfortable in your kayak - warm, clear waters, picturesque campsites and great paddling make this a perfect holiday.
Georgian Bay Getaway: Learn all about kayak touring, meet new friends and enjoy a 3 day getaway exploring the beautiful rocky islands of Georgian Bay. This popular trip meets in Killbear Provincial Park. You spend the first morning learning about sea kayaks, basic paddling techniques and safety procedures. Then its time to load up the kayaks and head out into the 30,000 Islands on a 2 night camping trip. You'll spend each night on a deserted out-island, enjoying great meals, and the famous sunsets of the Bay. There is lots of time for swimming, investigating the channels and sheltered bays as we work our way north to Franklin Island. You may circumnavigate this large uninhabited island before reaching our take out at Snug Harbour on the afternoon of the third day. If you are comfortable around water you can enjoy this trip - no experience is required.