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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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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

The waterways of Cape Breton Island are enchanting and there is so much to see. Cape Breton has a delightful mix of boating experiences, from river boating on the Mira River; sailing on the Bras d’Or to kayaking in D’Escousse.

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.

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.

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.

Charlevoix - Québec

Charlevoix - Québec

With its majestic "seascapes" and "mountainscapes," Charlevoix will leave you spellbound.

Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec

Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec

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.