Explore these breath-taking boating destinations
The St. John River is a well-kept secret. Scorching hot in summer. Cooling fog from the Bay of Fundy stops at Evandale.
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.
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One of the most popular destinations in BC, with several large cities bordering the lake, including Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna, the Okanagan is British Columbia's premier wine region, featuring award-winning wineries and restaurants that offer tours and tastings.
Known as the "Premier Boating Destination of North America," Kenora is a vibrant city situated on the north shore of beautiful Lake of the Woods. Kenora boasts more than sixteen thousand year-round residents, each one looking forward to welcoming newcomers to this part of the world.
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a cruising destination you won’t soon forget. A rugged and rocky shoreline punctuated with hundreds of secluded coves, quaint communities with friendly faced locals happy to help with your lines, this is what you will experience when you come to Newfoundland and Labrador; one of the world’s prime, but often overlooked, boating destinations.
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.
The setting: it's an early August morning of 1792 and it's looking to be yet another stifling hot summer day, much the same as it has been since mid-June. Captain George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy, has been working his way up the west coast of North America.
The Eastern Shore offers wonderful opportunities for sailing in pristine wild and natural environments. Offshore island chains feature hidden gems like crescent white sand beaches and bird colonies, while the coastline is a series of deeply cut fingers extending out to green headlands and rocky seawalls.
Morson is located in the “island belt” of Lake of the Woods which makes fishing an unmatched pleasure; the rocky shores, marshy inlets and countless sandy bays are a one-stop spot for walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass, muskie, northern pike, lake trout, crappies and perch.
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.
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.
The Chaudière-Appalaches region is one of the recognized historic regions of Québec. Its heritage dates back 350 years and the river has been instrumental to the growth and development of this part of the country. It’s no surprise that Chaudière-Appalaches boasts five of the most beautiful old villages of Québec, all bordering along the St. Lawrence River. Experience the beautiful and historic villages of Québec in Chaudière-Appalaches.