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Kayak fun

Really nice to kayak on lake Simcoe...will go back👍Next time i will bring my husband and i will... read more

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jojo65_13
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Barrie, Canada
Couldn’t be better!

My husband went out in a single person kayak with Happy Paddling today and he couldn’t be happier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarahlew_lew
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We offer Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak, and Canoe Adventures, Lessons, and Rentals at Centennial Beach in Barrie, Ontario beside the fountain, and at Little Lake Park in Midland, Ontario beside the restaurant. We provide all the equipment you need to have lots of fun on the water! Wear something you can get wet, and don’t forget your towel! Happy Paddling!
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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81 Lakeshore Drive | Ontario, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9R2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Really nice to kayak on lake Simcoe...will go back👍Next time i will bring my husband and i will stay longer...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband went out in a single person kayak with Happy Paddling today and he couldn’t be happier with the experience! He was given excellent guidance and after a little while our four year old daughter jumped aboard too (life jacket on of course!). She...More

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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sarahlew_lew for the wonderful review. We are so happy your family had so much fun with us. We hope to create safe paddlers out of everyone, and especially love it when young children have fun and get hooked on paddling. A lifetime of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome time at Happy Paddling! Mike and Anne were very friendly and educational! I learned a lot about canoeing and it was comforting to learn from them.

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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Stephbourrie for the great review. It was a great day to be on the water, winds and weather were perfect. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mike and Ann were very friendly staff. They made my first time on the water a comfortable experience. He’s a great teacher. I’d recommend this to any one even if you cannot swim! Great experience !More

Thank Bka242018
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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Bka242018 for the great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us on a beautiful Saturday in June. Life Jackets, Like seat belts increase your safety! They help us open up the paddling experience to so many more people. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a new nice way to relax on the water. You can boat , people and bird watch. Mike is very knowledgeable safe and his enthusiasm is infectious. It’s very affordable and great way to get away from the crowds and enjoy the water and...More

Thank dayfm
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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you dayfm for the great review. We look forward to seeing you on the water again and are very pleased you had a fun time!!! It was a super nice day. :-) Happy Paddling Mike

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worked with Mike to purchase a used paddleboard and couldn't be happier with both the board and the extraordinary assistance. Mike gave lots of informed advice about paddling in general, went over and above with all the 'extras' for the board (including a cleaning and...More

Thank Rebecca R
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Mike V, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Rebeca R for the wonderful review and I am so happy that you are pleased with the board. Ann and I look forward to seeing you in class and on the water!! It was a pleasure to meet everyone and have fun on...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great company to rent Paddleboard from. Instructions and guidance were excellent. Felt safe knowing they were watching. Life jackets were provided. Try it ...lots of fun

Thank Kathryn R
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Ann_Valin, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you Kathryn for the review We are very pleased you had fun and felt safe. Life Jackets are essential for on the water safety! Zip it and Clip it! Ann and I hope to see you again soon! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

It was easy to book, and when we got there the help was very prompt and friendly and thorough. They looked after our safety and comfort. It was a very pleasant experience.

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Ann_Valin, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for the review We are very happy you had a pleasant experience and we hope to see you on the water again soon! Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Learning to kayak has been on my bucket list for a few years and I decided to take the beginners course with Mike and Ann in Barrie on Sept 16th of this year. I definitely achieved my objectives of 1/ learning about kayaks & equipment,...More

Thank Kelly D
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Ann_Valin, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you Kelly We are so happy you enjoyed the course and hope you put all you learned to good use!! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy Paddling Mike & Ann

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Went for a paddle finally on Sept 2/17. Been meaning to do it all summer. The experience was great worth the $40/hour. Just do it when the wind isn't so high and the waves aren't tossing water up in the boat. Soaked from waist down...More

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Ann_Valin, Owner at Happy Paddling, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thanks Cindy S for the review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. You guys had a bumpy ride that day and we look forward to you returning to play under the fountain on a hot summers day! Happy Paddling Mike &...More

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June 18, 2018|
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Response from Mike V | Property representative |
We open 7 days a week this coming Friday. We are not open Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
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Give us a call when you are free 705-881-5533
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