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Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

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Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
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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...more
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283 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1A2, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-203-2277
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience! The training and the instructors were fantastic. I came to do kayak instruction and water rescue, we did training at various locations of the waterfront and at Center island. They supply all the equipment, I stayed close by at a local hotel....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you want to learn how to canoe or kayak, this place is a great option to build your skills and your confidence. I attended an Introduction Day 1 beginners' class that ran from 10 AM to 4 PM and was very happy I did....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived late for our trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Richard was amazing and offered us a great alternative. My Belgium friends had a great visit due to his outstanding service. We will be back! Thank you Richard.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Juliet W
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Harborfront Canoe and Kayak is ideally located for a great paddle around the harbour and the islands. Make sure you bring sunscreen, baseball cap and a sense of adventure and you are sure to have fun. Looking forward to a great 2018 season.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I've now paddled with three of their instructors and all are fantastic! They make the day so fun, they are very knowledgeable, and safety-conscious. I recommend them highly for lessons!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ProfessorPaddle
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We saw these guys down on harbourfront on a previous visit, and thought it would be a great thing to do in the heart of the city. The website worked fine for our reservation. When we showed up, the staff were fun and very helpful....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We rented a canoe with some friends from Harbourfront to the Island. Good & friendly service. It was a beautiful experience to see the skyscrapers and downtown Toronto area in the background. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sara54_Toronto
Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 27 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank hermie88
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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