Canoe & Kayak

Plunge your paddle into frothy whitewater in Manitoba’s northernmost reaches or lollygag on a peaceful urban river in Winnipeg just a few strokes from a frosty drink.

Take the family out for a leisurely afternoon paddle or find your canoe legs with a gentle first-time trip on the water. Feed your fascination for fast water on the Pigeon, Berens. Seal or Gammon river as you seek the elusive woodland caribou (when you have a chance to look) on Manitoba’s wilderness rivers. Turn voyageur on the historic Hayes or see the world through the eyes of the first peoples on the Bloodvein and Manigotogan.

With thousands of lakes and plenty of rivers to sample, paddle for a couple of hours or a couple of weeks. From canoe tripping on intimate lakes to kayaking on an inland sea, Manitoba is your paddling destination.

Want more trip ideas? Paddle your way through the routes listed in Unearthed, Travel Manitoba’s Outdoor Adventure Guide, or check out user submitted route suggestions at Canadian Canoe Routes.