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Canoe Trips

Canoe Trips

Grab your compass, grab your paddle, and get ready for some wilderness travel!

Join our canoe-tripping crew and get ready for a truly awesome wilderness experience. Our overnight tripping camps for ages 12- 16 provide fantastic opportunities for your child to learn canoe and camping skills and create lasting friendships while travelling through beautiful locations.

Canoe trip guides are certified in first aid and lifeguarding, and are experienced in leading backcountry trips for youth.

Over the course of the trip, campers will travel as a group from campsite to campsite. They will navigate, cook, and set up shelter all on their own with support when needed. Campers will learn by doing and our knowledgeable guides will be there to help them along the way.

Upcoming Canoe Trips


Kawartha Highlands 5-Day Adventure – Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2024

For 12-16 year olds, this five-day flat water trip is a great introduction to the backcountry and wilderness canoe tripping.
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Kawartha Highlands 5-Day Adventure – Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2024

For 12-16 year olds, this five-day, four-night trip is a great tour through Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park.
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Algonquin Park 10-Day Adventure – Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2024

For 12-16 year olds, this is a ten-day tour de force through all that Algonquin Park has to offer!
Register now

Packing Lists

A more fulsome packing list is coming soon! Here are the basics:

  • Wear/pack: a comfy pair of shoes that can get wet and an extra pair of comfy shoes that you can keep dry for around the campsite
  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that you can move in
  • A backpack that holds all your clothing and gear
  • A hat for the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • A water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • A sleeping bag
  • A pillowcase that can be stuffed with clothes and used as a pillow
  • Any personal medication

A more fulsome list of what not to bring is coming soon! Here are the basics:

  • PROHIBITED ITEMS include weapons of any kind, alcohol or drugs, or any illegal items in Canada. Guides have the right to prohibit an item at any time.
  • We recommend leaving expensive tech at home. The Canadian Canoe Museum is not liable for any loss or damage of any belongings that may occur during the trips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Campers will meet at 9 AM on the day of departure at the Gathering Circle at the Museum.

On the last day of trip, campers will be brought back to the Museum to be picked up at the Gathering Circle at 4 PM.

All canoe trips run coed.

Policies & Procedures

More information is coming soon!

More information coming soon!

  • If minimum camp capacity is not reached, we will contact you and issue a full refund.
  • Registrations include a $50 non-refundable administration fee. If withdrawal is made on or before June 14, all amounts paid, other than the non-refundable $50 administration fee, will be refunded.
  • No refund of camp fees will be made after June 14.
  • There will be no reduction in camp fees if the camper arrives late, leaves early, or misses any scheduled camp dates.

More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!

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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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