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Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

283 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1A2, Canada
+1 416-203-2277
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Don't count on a paddle day

After trying to book on a number of occasions and not being able to get through on the telephone we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam C
Greatest experience in Toronto

Paddling and kayaking from the Harbourfront five you unique perspectives of the Toronto skyline... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
anneb N
Toronto, Canada
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Located in Toronto on the edge of Lake Ontario for over 30 years, the Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre has become one of the most popular urban paddling Centres in North America for Group Kayaking, Big Voyageur Canoe, and Standup Paddleboard (SUP). Our Lakeside Office is open daily from Victoria Day Weekend through to September. We're located directly south of the Rogers Centre and walking distance from the CN Tower, Toronto Convention Centre, Ripley's Aquarium, Admiral Radisson Hotel, Harbourfront Centre and many excellent Waterfront Restaurants. In-season, we offer: Instruction for Beginner to Intermediate in Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Voyageur Canoe Sunset and Weekend Tours (no experience required) Tandem Kayak Tours (no experience required) Paddleboard Intro (no experience required) Kayak and SUP Evening Social Paddles Corporate Team-Building Programs In-Pool Kayak Instruction Rental Hours beginning Victoria Day Weekend-September End (On-line Reservations recommended, some experience required) Mon-Fri from 12noon-8:00pm Sat-Sun from 10:00am-5:00pm Having the scenic 13 Toronto Islands only a 30-minute paddle away, we are your source for relaxation, to learn new skills and to increase your health and well-being.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
283 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1A2, Canada
Downtown West
+1 416-203-2277

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After trying to book on a number of occasions and not being able to get through on the telephone we went down to book in the office 3 weeks in advance of the date to go. Less than 24 hours prior to our scheduled kayak...More

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Paddling and kayaking from the Harbourfront five you unique perspectives of the Toronto skyline. You see planes, sails, kayak, water taxis... the sky is always interesting and the cherry on the cake is walking on the islands with ducks and swans. You feel at the...More

Thank anneb N
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Did a group kayak tour along Toronto harbourfront and the islands. Amazing experience that included breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline. Each kayak can fit up to 16 ppl and it is a leisurely paddle which enjoying the amazing views. Last about 2.5 hours.

Thank Herman N
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My friend and I came here on a lovely Sunday afternoon very excited to kayak around lake Ontario. I've kayaked a couple times before and it would have been my friends first kayaking experience, so needless to say, we were both looking forward to this...More

8  Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We hired a tandem kayak for two hours. It was the best two hours of our holiday. We dodged the white buoys (fines zones) and aimed straight for the islands. We had hope to hire the kayak on the island but it was closed the...More

1  Thank arnols88
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The people manning this centre are really open hearted, generous and know their stuff. Loved everything about my experience with them. It's wonderful to know the history (away from the cruise ships), do some exercise as well as get to see the islands' unreachable by...More

1  Thank RiazAa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My friend was visiting from New York city and he is an outdoors enthusiast. We pre-booked the tandem kayaks 3 days in advance because they tend to book up fast in the summer. The price for 2 hrs on the water with views of the...More

2  Thank Nic P
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This company is great! As an experienced canoe paddler, they are safety conscious and had me do a test paddle of their slip area to get comfortable with abilities. Laminated map to help navigate through the islands, warned of dangerous areas to avoid, checked for...More

Thank nancy_patterson
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good & friendly service, easy access to the water. We were able to rent sup boards quickly and be out in the water within 10 minutes. It was a beautiful experience to sup on the lake and see the skyscrapers and downtown Toronto area in...More

Thank schef27
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Our kids gave us the day to kayak as a gift for our anniversary. Our day was windless and overcast so the paddle across Lake Ontario to the islands was beautiful. Watching the airplanes come in to land right over our head was quite the...More

Thank Patricia D
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Ian P
24 May 2016|
Response from Monrush |
Hi Ian Just to clarify, we offer rentals for those with solid basic kayak & canoe experience Monday to Friday evenings with boats returning 30minutes before sunset. Weekends, all rentals back by 5:30pm. All renters will... More
25 March 2016|
Response from Monrush |
Hi, Sorry for the delayed response. Our office is still pre-season and opens to the public May 21st. The tours do not start until the weekend of June 17th. These beginner friendly trips require no previous paddling... More