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Our pick: St. John River, New Brunswick, NB

St. John River, New Brunswick, NB
St. John River, New Brunswick, NB

The St. John River is a well-kept secret. Scorching hot in summer. Cooling fog from the Bay of Fundy stops at Evandale.

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Top Boating Spots in Canada

Discover great boating locations to get out on the water anywhere in the country. Take a look at our featured boating destinations. With a boat, great getaways are just a weekend away. These popular boating locations may be just a few miles from home, but it feels like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine.

#1
Okanagan Lake, British Columbia
#2
Barclay Sound and the Port Alberni Inlet, British Columbia
#3
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
#4
Southern Lakes, Yukon Territory
#5
Sylvan Lake Provincial Park, Alberta
#6
Northern Saskatchewan
#7
Whiteshell Provincial Park and Cottage Country, Manitoba
#8
Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec
#9
Northumberland Strait, Maritimes
#10
Lake of the Woods, Ontario

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Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

Sunshine Coast, British Columbia

Cruising the Sunshine Coast has a little bit of everything for boaters and offers good provisioning stops if you’re heading up to Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound and points further north.

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South Shore, Nova Scotia

South Shore, Nova Scotia

Going by boat from Lunenburg to the LaHave River is a historic journey. Despite a few small well-marked hazards in Lunenburg Bay, Long Shoal and the aptly named Shingles, once you are on the western side, the coastline is clear of obstructions. This allows a good view of what are known as The Ovens, a spectacular series of caves in low cliffs. Now a natural park and tourist attraction, the Ovens were home to more than 1,000 workers after gold was discovered in 1861.

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Howe Sound - British Columbia

Howe Sound - British Columbia

Cutting deep into the Coast Mountain Range that lies northwest of Vancouver, Howe Sound is a mini cruising ground in its own right.

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Muskoka and the Haliburton Highlands - Ontario

Muskoka and the Haliburton Highlands - Ontario

The perfect getaway for transient boaters looking for the ultimate in cruising and unparalleled scenery.

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Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec

Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec

Situated on the southern shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Bas-Saint-Laurent is an exceptional region. You will be won over first by the scenery with its rolling waters, lighthouses and numerous islands. Here, the kayak is a perfect way to explore the area and the ‘Route Bleue’ offers you an ideal water trail to follow. There are also different discovery cruises where you can experience the beauty and grace of the St. Lawrence islands, and you will find yourself charmed by the wildlife that inhabits the area.

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Mauricie, Quebec

Mauricie, Quebec

Water covers 11% of the Mauricie region (4365 square km), and the Gouin reservoir with its 1303 square km expanse is the most important water plan in the area. Mauricie has an infinite number of lakes that lie strung together or each on their own that offer places of relaxation, where one can commune with nature in a unique setting.

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