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5 Best Places to Canoe in Canada
5 Best Places to Canoe in Canada
by P Westwood

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If you want to canoe in Canada you will be spoilt for choice with all the areas you can choose from in which to indulge your adventurous streak. Although it is hard to pick out just one from the numerous places you can go, here are five places that stand out from the crowd.

1. The Bowron Lakes

The Bowron Lakes area is one of the best places in Canada to go canoeing. There are 11 lakes in total in this area, and as well as that there are many more rivers connecting them, creating a vast wilderness area to explore. The setting is nothing short of dramatic - whether this is your first trip or you are a seasoned pro - and with a stunning 72-mile circuit waiting for you to explore you will be able to take your time and enjoy paddling at a speed that suits you. Because not many people are allowed onto the circuit each day it will feel even more special.

2. The Yukon

There are a number of rivers on the Yukon, some of which are peaceful others of which are very challenging indeed. But whichever you choose, it is a wonderful area for people who want to canoe in Canada in a beautiful setting. Both long and short trips are possible here depending on your schedule, and you will be able to explore the Yukon River, the Teslin River, the remote Big Salmon and many other rivers on your exploration.

3. Big Missinaibi Lake

For anyone planning to canoe in Canada on an adventure holiday, Big Missinaibi Lake is one of the top destinations to choose. There are 100 miles of trails here to explore, with a combination of paddling rivers and white-water rapids. Highlights of the area include Racine Lake, the Greenhill Rapids, Thunder Falls and Alice Island.

4. The Petawawa River

The Petawawa River is a white-water river in the Algonquin Park in Ontario and it is an ideal choice for thrill seekers. The gorges here are some of the most spectacular in the country, and with rapids including Grillade, Little Thompson and Crooked Chute, you will be in for a wild and thrilling time.

5. The Nahanni River

The Nahanni River travels through the Mackenzie Mountains. You will be able to experience paddling through the deepest canyons in Canada with walls on either side of you reaching up to 1,200 metres. There are also hot springs to explore, and don't miss Virginia Falls - almost twice the height of Niagara! Other places to explore include Deadmen Valley, Headless Creek and First Canyon, which is the deepest in the country.

For anyone wanting to canoe in Canada, there are so many places to choose from and you will be in for the adventure of a lifetime. You cannot go far wrong with the above five places, but there are plenty more wilderness areas to go canoeing in this paddler's paradise.


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