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With the longest coastline in the entire world at 151,019 mi flanking three oceans and hundreds of thousands of lakes and rivers, Canada is a land defined by water. Get a new perspective on holiday sightseeing from the water—whether it’s from an ocean kayak, surfboard, river canoe or fishing boat.

Experiences

Get dramatic in the Northwest Territories

Watching a play is one thing, but a floating theater is especially memorable. Narwal Northern Adventures puts on floating dinner drama evenings for a new perspective on Yellowknife. Paddle in 29-ft voyageur canoes, then tuck into a traditional meal of buffalo soup watching dramatic reenactments of historic northern events. 

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Spectacular Northwest Territories
Media Relations

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Kayak and kitesurf in Nova Scotia

In maritime Nova Scotia, longboard with East Coast Surf School or kitesurf in Halifax. Join cliffside yoga-plus-kayaking, glamping in the LaHave Islands or be a deckhand for a day on the Bluenose II. Kayak with North River Kayak to an island in Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s largest inland sea, where your lighthouse-side dinner awaits.

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Tourism Nova Scotia Contact
Pamela Wamback
Travel Media Specialist
Meet at the floe edge in Nunavut

The floe edge—where open ocean meets sea ice—is where Arctic wildlife gathers in Nunavut: Polar bears, single-tusked narwhal and beluga, walrus, seals and a massive array of sea birds. Snowmobile or dogsled to the edge in far-flung communities like Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Arctic Bay and Qikiqtarjuaq.

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Destination Nunavut Contact
Destination Nunavut
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Raft, paddle and soak in British Columbia

See BC’s wildlife from neon-blue Lake O’Hara in the Rockies or Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park, a windsurf-waterski hot spot. Whitewater raft the Nahatlach River, sea-kayak past orcas on Vancouver Island or just take in the rugged scenery from a steamy natural hot springs.

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Destination BC Contact
Mika Ryan
Manager, Travel Media Relations

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R&R lakeside in Manitoba

Manitoba is home to 100,000 lakes. In Cree country, colour-shifting Little Limestone Lake is the largest, most dramatically hued marl lake on Earth—soon to be Manitoba’s newest national park. Elsewhere stand up paddleboard with belugas on the Churchill River estuary in calving season or tackle a multi-day canoe trip Aboriginal-style on the Bloodvein Canadian heritage river.

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Travel Manitoba Contact
Nisha Tuli
Senior Content Marketing Manager

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Get marooned on an island in New Brunswick

Laidback Grand Manan, the largest  Fundy Island, is like a postcard for life in the slow lane. Kayak, boat tour, spot whales and peruse the herring smoke sheds of Seal Cove. Eat just-caught lobster and sample dulse (dried seaweed)—and drink in the views from a bungalow at 1816 Inn at Whale Cove Cottages

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Tourism New Brunswick Contact
Heather MacDonald-Bossé
Travel Media Representative - USA

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Reel in the big one in Saskatchewan

Angling is big in Saskatchewan, home to 100,000 lakes and rivers, plus hulking walleye (18 pounders), 70-lb lake trout and northern pike 54 inches long. Pack your rod or hire an outfitter to show you the best fishing holes and serve you a mouthwatering shore lunch. Hot spots include Lake Athabasca, Cree Lake and Amisk Lake.

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Tourism Saskatchewan Contact
Jodi Holliday
Media Relations Specialist

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Learn to paddle in Ontario

Paddling is quintessentially Canadian—and “Ontario,” with 400,000 lakes, rivers and waterways, is Iroquois for “land of shining waters.” Paddle historic voyageur routes and learn to canoe with three generations of pros in Quetico Provincial Park with Voyageur Wilderness Programme. Offerings include women-only excursions, romantic getaways, family trips and cultural backcountry adventures.

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Destination Ontario
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Canoe, kayak, and SUP in PEI

Atlantic Canada’s laidback Prince Edward Island is the place to get your paddle on. Waterways rolls out two days of ocean adventures: A sunrise paddle, technique workshops, downhome eats like lobster rolls, concerts and First Nations cultural displays. The gung-ho can tackle the 10.5-mi paddle from Borden-Carleton to quaint Victoria-by-the-Sea.

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Tourism Prince Edward Island Contact
Alf Blanchard
Media Relations Officer

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