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About Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
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.
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KarenPMcM wrote a review Aug. 2020
Toronto, Canada18 contributions23 helpful votes
Some of my fellow dragon boaters & I have been hungering (thirsting?) for some on-water experience this gloomy yet glorious shut-down summer. Eight of us booked Harbourfront Centre's sunset tour. What a great evening! 2.5 hours of paddling, learning new skills, seeing the Islands and the waterfront from a new perspective, experiencing a harbour crossing, getting new information and history, and getting some exercise. A much more interesting and instructive outing than I was expecting, and better equipment, too. James was our delightful and enthusiastic guide.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Clifford W wrote a review Sep. 2019
Montreal, Canada22 contributions13 helpful votes
its a nice was to look at Toronto . Just pick a calm day to enjoy a good morning. Bring a coffee or tea
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Date of experience: August 2019
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csk666 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Did this with three of my teenage/adult kids, we took out two tandem kayaks. Our guide Jimmy was an awesome 73 year old with a six pack to die for, gained via years of kayaking. Everything was well explained and as a total beginner I felt safe and well supported. We kayaked over to the Toronto Islands, paddled around them, saw some amazing wildlife like turtles, Cormorants, Herons, and then came back to the mainland. I think that final stretch, with the Toronto skyline ahead of me and planes flying overhead, was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. And I've done a lot! I highly recommend this, worth every penny.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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PAMFoley wrote a review Jul. 2019
Toronto, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
These folks are amazing, fun but safety first, rent kayaks and canoes paddle around the harbour on your own, or with a group on a social paddle. Learn about the harbour, meet new folks, make friends, learn to paddle or improve your skills. Boats are clean and well maintained.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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roaminjuliet wrote a review Jun. 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates447 contributions89 helpful votes
I cannot ask for a better instructor than Cheryl. It was my very first kayaking session and I knew nothing about kayaking. Cheryl explains everything in such a logical way that it was easy for me to understand. Her best character is her ability to break down someone’s worry and fear and make them go away. Most people, including me, has fear of flipping over. In the beginning we got over that by her telling me what to do when that happens and explanation about how stable the kayak is. After that I could relax and really focus on learning the skills. We learned quite a few things in our 3.5 hour session. I probably am not ready for a big trip yet, but I definitely got hooked.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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