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Our pick: Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, BC

Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, BC
Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, BC

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.

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.

Looking for more Canadian top boating destinations? Our friends at BoatBlurb.com offer up their ideas here.

#1
OKANAGAN LAKE, BC
#2
BARCLAY SOUND, BC
#3
HAIDA GWAII, BC
#4
SOUTHERN LAKES, YUKON
#5
SYLVAN LAKE, AB
#6
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
#7
WHITESHELL, MB
#8
CHAUDIÈRE -APPALACHES, QC
#9
NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT, MARITIMES
#10
LAKE OF THE WOODS, ON

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Okanagan Lake, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake, British Columbia

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.

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.

Northumberland Strait

Northumberland Strait

Delineated roughly by a line from Point Escuminac, N.B. to Cape North, P.E.I. on the western end and from Inverness, Nova Scotia to East Point PEI on the east, the Northumberland Strait has a length of about 175 nautical miles and encompasses all of the Maritimes.

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.

Mighty Fraser Country, BC

Mighty Fraser Country, BC

The Mighty Fraser River, the longest in BC, rises in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The river’s turbulent waters widen and flow south through fertile valleys until they curve west and empty into the Straight of Georgia.

Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia

Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia

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.