Canoe Lake Access Point
Canoe Lake Access Point
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Kaan Kuskonmaz
Istanbul, Türkiye284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It's the perfect spot to visit with your friends over the weekend, to get away from city life, and to enjoy canoeing on the lake.
Written 22 April 2024
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Shoaib Qureshi
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
This is amazing place to visit if you love to have a day trip for canoeing and swimming. So you need to get to Canoe Lake . It takes approximately 2 hours 30 min from Toronto to reach Canoe Lake. With couple for 10 min stops on route for coffee / rest / washrooms. On the week ends you will find a bit of traffic if you choose to leave after 9am. Once you cross Barrie which is half way point the road forward is pretty fast to cover! Once you enter canoe lake area there is lot of parking spots for free. There are couple of restaurants and they are pretty good !! I had snacks there. Just behind the restaurants you will find canoes. They will give you a life jacket , canoe and off you go.. it is better to take a guide if you do not have canoe experience.. although I found it pretty easy !! We had few girls under the age of 12 who rowed pretty decent.. so I assume it’s not that bad.. one you start rowing you can go to the nearest shore or island and can swim there !! Water was warm . Do take your towels and extra pair of clothes !!

During covid also there were lot of crowd .. many out for spots to eat .. inside you need to wear masks !!

This canoe and swimming should not take you more than 3 hours .. once done you can get to near by Ragged Falls.. for that pls see my review for Ragged Falls :)

Feel free to ask me questions !!

Nutshell :

1) leave before 7 so that u can reach before 9 to avoid traffic and have a ful day to enjoy
2) take snacks along and stop just one to save time on the way

3) get fuel filled at Barrie and on the way back !

4) do not forget masks

5) take towels an extra pair of clothes

6) leave before 6 to avoid traffic on the way back..
Written 26 July 2020
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Phil B
Thornhill, Canada34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Rented a canoe and went up to Joe Lake. Stopped off at the Tom Thomson memorial. Excellent an enjoyable in Spring and Summer and Fall is fantastic with the leaves are changing.
Written 12 October 2019
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Alissa D
Ottawa, Canada179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I've wanted to visit this lake for year because this is where Tom Thomson (my favourite artist) died. There were a lot of people but the area was still clean and beautiful. The store and restaurant look over the lake where you can rent canoes. I bought a sweater there that I love.
Written 20 September 2019
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Ashley R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
I'm not telling you exactly where it is because we want it all to ourselves but there is the most amazing private island camping accessed through this park. Best paddle and camp ever.
Written 2 August 2019
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cdntravelagent77
Southwestern Ontario44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We combined the cruise from Deerhurst with s picnic stop at Canoe Lake. Picnic tables, washrooms and available drinks and food for purchase make it a great stop. It is do peaceful watching the canoes come and go....Lovely and relaxing!
Written 26 July 2019
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Bigstilla
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Had a blast Canoeing with the girls on our 2nd day Camping at Algonquin park this Spring 19’(May) the Canoe lake access point#5 and Portage store is located on hwy 60, it’s a great area to spend a whole day. The location had comfort stations(toilets and showers) a restaurant, and a boat ramp. we had lunch at the Portage store, mostly Burgers and fries on the menu. I gave it a 6.5 out of 10 on price and quality. The View from the restaurant made up for the food, I gave that a 9/10. It overlooked Canoe Lake, the docks and the ramp. Very nice Panorama with the tall pines at the back. Rental was quick and smooth, we were on the water in just a few minutes. Lots of options available; type of Canoe/kayak duration; maps; camping equipment etc. the lake is a great place to access and portage to the other sites not accessible by car and hwy 60. Lots of potential to catch a monster however we didn’t land any. Ended our half day of canoeing at the portage store for some souvenirs. Overall, a day at Canoe lake is must when you come to Algonquin Park.
Written 5 June 2019
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April M
Oakville, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
2 nights on the island and 2 in the park. Amazing park with wonderful sites. Wildlife galore. Can't put a price on the nighttime sky, just magnificent. Facilities very well kept and firewood bundles were good size but still wet.
Written 5 May 2019
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Jesse P
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Travelled with 3 other friends, rented two 2-seater aluminum canoes for 4 hours ($72.21 in total, ended up only using about 3 hours). It's a large lake, but most of the islands are privately owned, so you can't go exploring much. There are chances to see wildlife, but we didn't see any. Fun and enjoyable, expect to get a workout from rowing. There were a good number of other people there, but they were friendly and not an issue. Didn't feel crowded.
Written 12 July 2018
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Bjorn B
39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We stopped for a few minutes to stretch our legs when we first arrived. Mistake! This is the first major stop on way in. TToo busy for us. Too commercial. Too many people. Too bad.
We came here to get away from crowds not see cars parked everywhere and garbage on the ground. Do yourself a favour and “drive by” this tourist trap. Lake is busy with cottages everywhere and boats in tide to docks.
Written 9 July 2018
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