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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.

#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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Newfoundland and Labrador: An unrivaled cruising destination

Newfoundland and Labrador: An unrivaled cruising destination

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Historic Coastal Nova Scotia

Historic Coastal Nova Scotia

Home to some of the Maritime's most majestic lighthouses and the region's largest metropolitan center, a cruise along the coast of Nova Scotia is sure to be a highlight of any boater's log.