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Coverage:
Lake Ontario, the Saint Lawrence River and their watersheds, except as covered in other regions.

Explicit inclusions:
Lake Ontario coast, Credit River, Don River, Humber River, Highway 7 rivers (including the Moira), Rideau Waterway, Ganaraska River, Cataraqui River, Gananoque River, Frontenac Provincial Park and area, Lake Scugog, Rice Lake, Indian River, Lovesick Lake, Nonquon River, Skootamatta River, Raisin River, Saint Lawrence River, Thousand Islands, Trent-Severn Waterway, ...

Caution regarding paddling on the Great Lakes.
This entry, based on the Coastal Routes entry for other provinces, is included because a lot of it applies equally well to paddling on the Great Lakes.
Those of us with a background in lake and river paddling, even those comfortable in big water, might reflect on whether we possess the knowledge, equipment and skills necessary to deal with the different hazards associated with paddling on the Great Lakes. A course or a guided trip might be a good idea before attempting any such Route linked to below.
From what I've read, every responsible paddler carries at least a weather radio; many carry a VHF radio and are well versed in its operation.
Sea Conditions Rating System.
Author: Eric Soares.
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings.
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing (some basics):
Author: SGrant.
Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

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Big Rideau Lake, Murphys Point. Book, Guide.
Ed note: West of Smith’s Falls and south of Perth, on the Rideau Waterway.
Murphys Point Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/murp.html
Friends of Murphys Point Park.
http://www.friendsofmurphyspoint.ca/
Title at source: Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Route description: Boat launch, pass north of Drop Anchor Island, Big Rideau Lake, Rocky Narrows, The Point (local name), Nobles Bay, portage to Loon Lake, portage to Hoggs Bay, boat launch.

Charleston Lake. Information.
Charleston Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/char.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston ... ncial_Park
Friends of Charleston Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.friendsofcharlestonlake.ca/
UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... ode=CAN+12
http://www.fabr.ca/
http://www.fabr.ca/media.htm
Ed note: Charleston Lake is a major source of the Gananoque River.
Gananoque River Waterways Association.
http://www.grwa.ca/

Charleston Lake. Guide.
Source: Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Also Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011).
Title at source: Charleston Lake Provincial Park.

Credit River; Terra Cotta to Lake Ontario. Book, Guide.
Reid, Ron and Janet Grand. Canoeing Ontario’s Rivers: Great Canoe Trips in Canada’s Northern Wilderness. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco (1986). Ed note: Out of print but well worth a search.
Route description: Terra Cotta, Glen Williams, Georgetown, Norval, Huttonville, Meadowvale Conservation Area, Streetsville, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Lake Ontario.

Credit River; Terra Cotta to Norval. Book, Guide.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Route description: Terra Cotta, Glen Williams, Georgetown, Norval (egress problematic).

Credit River; Terra Cotta to Glen Williams. Online.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: NewSolo.
Ed note: Reach of ~6.5 km.
Title at source: Credit River...
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=36077

Depot Lakes Conservation Area. Information.
Depot Lakes Conservation Area.
http://www.quinteconservation.ca/web/im ... _lakes.pdf
http://www.goneoutside.ca/parks/ontario ... tails/337/
Ed note: Part of Quinte Conservation.
http://quinteconservation.ca/web/

Depot Lakes. Guide.
ALLAN: Link to Depot Lakes Information entry.
Ed note: West of Frontenac Provincial Park.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Route description: Second, Third and Fourth Depot Lakes.

Don River. Information.
Location: Toronto.
Bring Back the Don; City of Toronto.
http://www.toronto.ca/don/
Paddle the Don.
Ed note: The event is usually held on the first Sunday in May. Registration is required; places go quickly.
http://www.paddlethedon.ca/
Wikipedia entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_River_(Ontario)
Mark Wilson's site.
http://www.mwilson.on.ca/don.html

Frontenac Provincial Park. Information.
Frontenac Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/fron.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontenac_Provincial_Park
Friends of Frontenac Park.
http://www.frontenacpark.ca/
Frontenac Park message board.
http://frontenacpark.proboards45.com/
UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... ode=CAN+12
http://www.fabr.ca/
http://www.fabr.ca/media.htm

Frontenac Provincial Park. Book, Guide.
Stone, Kas. Paddling & Hiking Ontario’s Southern Shield Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2005).
Chapter 1, Frontenac
Frontenac’s Southern Highlands

Frontenac Provincial Park. Online, Journal.
Author: Darren Cope.
Route description: Big Salmon Lake, Labelle Lake, Big Clear Lake, Devil Lake, Kingsford Lake, Birch Lake, Little Salmon Lake.
http://dmcope.freeshell.org/frontenac1.htm

Frontenac Provincial Park. Online, Journal.
Author: Darren Cope.
Route description: Big Salmon Lake, Labelle Lake, Big Clear Lake, Devil Lake, Kingsford Lake, Birch Lake, Little Salmon Lake.
http://dmcope.freeshell.org/frontenac2.htm

Frontenac Provincial Park. Big Salmon Lake, Big Clear Lake loop. Book, Journal, Guide.
Callan, Kevin. A Paddler`s Guide to Ontario. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Title at source: A Weekend in Frontenac.
Route description (journal): Big Salmon Lake to Labelle portage; return.
Alternative route description: Big Salmon Lake, Labelle Lake, Big Clear Lake, Black Lake, Little Clear Lake, Little Salmon Lake, Big Salmon Lake.

Ganaraska River. Information.
Wikipedia stub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganaraska_River
Float Your Fanny down the Ganny.
http://www.northumberlandview.ca/module ... ge_id=1967

Gould Lake and Blue Lake. Online, Journal.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Gould Lake Conservation Area, south of Frontenac Provincial Park.
Author: KingstonMike.
Route description (day trip): Gould Lake, Blue Lake, return.
Title at source: Gould/Blue Lake...July 2007.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=32196

Gull Lake, Puzzle Lake, Loyst Lake; return. Online, Video.
Location: Southeast of Kaladar, northeast of Tamworth.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: jay lovell.
Route description: Hwy 15, Gull Creek settlement, Gull Lake, Puzzle Lake, Loyst Lake; return.
Title at source: Puzzle Lake Area with HD Video.
CCR thread:
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=38390

Humber River. Information.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Humber/Humber_e.htm
Humber River, Wikipedia entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humber_River_%28Ontario%29
Toronto Carrying-Place Trail.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Ca ... lace_Trail
http://www.city.vaughan.on.ca/tourism/h ... riefs2.cfm
Related Toronto history.
http://www.toronto.ca/culture/history/h ... comers.htm
Canadian National Historic Site.
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8M ... ce_Toronto
The Nine Mile Portage Heritage Trail, Barrie.
http://www.barrie.ca/WCMAdmin/Images/ww ... -ROUTE.pdf

Indian River. Online, Journal.
Location: Warsaw.
Ed note: This is the Indian River that flows into Rice Lake, not one of several other Indian Rivers in Ontario.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Tom Brideau.
Route description (day trip): Warsaw to caves and return.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1853

Jones Creek. Mallorytown area. Online, Notes.
Location: Northeast of Mallorytown.
Source: National Capital Region Y Canoe Camping Club.
Author: cmkl.
Title at source: Jone's Creek.
Route description (day trip): Jones Creek, Mud Creek and MacIlhennys Creek.
http://www.yccc.ca/index.php/route-desc ... ones-creek

Lake Ontario. Information.
Please read the Caution at the top of this post.
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ontario
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
http://glska.freehostia.com/
Ohmann, Sarah and Bill Newman. Guide to Sea Kayaking Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario: The Best Day Trips and Tours. Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook (1999).

Lake Ontario, Hamilton and Burlington. Online, Journal.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000253.html
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Hamilton/index.html

Lake Ontario, Toronto. Online, Journal.
Source: Spacing Toronto
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FoQv4syAQbA/S ... S+copy.jpg
http://spacing.ca/wire/2008/11/28/event ... -and-more/

Lake Ontario, Toronto Harbour. Online, Journal, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Harlan.
Route description: Day trip: mainland to the islands.
Title at source: Lake Ontario Tripping - Paddling Close To Home.
CCR:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=31276

Lake Ontario; Toronto Harbour and Islands. Online, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Robert Keeler.
Route description: Day trip.
Title at source: Toronto Harbor / Toronto Islands.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2180

Lake Ontario; Durham region. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Ed note: Day tripping.
Author: Jim Prendergast.
Route description: Petticoat Creek (east of Rouge River) to Graham Creek (Newcastle).
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1681

Lovesick Lake and Lower Buckhorn Lake. Book, Guide.
Wolf Island Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/wolf.html
Ed note: Several place names in Callan appear to differ from those at Toporama.
Title at source: Wolf Island Provincial Park.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Route description: Burleigh Falls (Hwy 28), Lovesick Lake (name at Toporama), Grey Duck Dam (may be Black Duck Dam at Toporama), Lower Buckhorn Lake (name at Toporama), Wolf Island and Wolf Island Provincial Park, Lovesick Lock, Lovesick Lake, Burleigh Falls.
Also
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Ontario’s Cottage Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).

Moira River. Information.
Vanderwater Conservation Area:
http://www.ontarioconservationareas.ca/ ... &Itemid=98
http://quinteconservation.ca/web/images ... rwater.pdf
http://www.realontario.ca/index.php/ont ... g?pid=5852

Moira River. Features.
Source is Reid-Grand; to be confirmed at Toporama.
Squatting Bear Rapids, Tweed, Stoco Lake, Sugar Island (West and East Channels), Lost and East Channels, Vanderwater Conservation Area, Chisholm, Latta, Plainfield, Corbyville, Foxboro, Cannifton, Belleville.

Moira River. Guide.
Ed note: Refer to Skootmatta-Moira River, Section II.
Reid, Ron and Janet Grand. Canoeing Ontario’s Rivers: Great Canoe Trips in Canada’s Northern Wilderness. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco (1986). Ed note: Out of print but well worth a search.

Nonquon River. Information.
Nonquon Environmental Education Centre.
http://www.ddsb.durham.edu.on.ca/Oudoor ... ONQUON.htm
Canoe the Nonquon. A few of many links.
http://www.scugogshoresmuseum.com/event ... onquon.php
http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/news/sc ... cle/154466
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trail-ne ... iew&eid=81
http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/article/126014
http://explore.outdoorsica.com/blogs/pa ... t_miss_it/

Nonquon River. Guide.
ALLAN: Link to Nonquon River Information.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Route description: Nonquon Environmental Educational Centre to Mariposa Estate Park (above Lake Scugog). Continuation south on Lake Scugog to Port Perry is possible.

Raisin River. Online, Information.
Location: Northeast of Cornwall.
Sourec: Charles Leduc Library (cartespleinair)
Contents: 1 page of text, 1 road map, 2 river maps.
http://www.cartespleinair.org/Canot/Can ... nLeduc.pdf

Rideau Waterway. Information.
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Rideau/Rideau_e.htm
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/world-heritage.html
Friends of the Rideau.
http://www.rideaufriends.com/
Rideau Canal Waterway.
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/
Paddling the Rideau Waterway.
http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/paddling/index.html
Rideau National Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default.asp?l ... B7A4E726-1
http://nature.ca/rideau/b/b1_2-e.html
Rideau River Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/ride.html
http://www.goneoutside.ca/parks/ontario ... etails/43/

Rideau Waterway. Chaffey’s Locks area. Online, Notes.
Source: National Capital Region Y Canoe Camping Club.
Author: admin.
Title at source: Chaffey's Locks.
Route descriptions:
1. Counterclockwise loop around Scott Island, starting from Clear Lake and passing through Elbow Channel.
2. Chaffey’s Locks to Indian Lake and Benson Lake; return.
http://www.yccc.ca/index.php/route-desc ... feys-locks

Rideau Waterway. Smith’s Falls to Beckett’s Landing. Guide.
ALLAN: Link to Rideau Waterway Information.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) The Rivers of Ontario and Quebec, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Route description: Smith’s Falls, Kilmarnock, Merrickville, Beckett’s Landing, Rideau River Provincial Park.

Rideau Waterway. Seeley's Bay to Westport. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: madmike.
Route description: Seeley’s Bay, Whitefish Lake, Jones Falls, Sand Lake, Davis Lock, Opinicon Lake, Chaffey’s Lock, Indian Lake, Clear Lake, Newboro Lake, Upper Rideau Lake, Westport.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?412

Rideau Waterway area. Irish Creek. Online, Notes.
Location: Between Smith’s Falls and Merrickville on the Rideau River.
Source: National Capital Region Y Canoe Camping Club.
Authors: cmkl and Doug Wilson.
Title at source: Irish Creek.
Route description: Upstream from Jasper; return.
http://www.yccc.ca/index.php/route-desc ... rish-creek

Rideau Waterway. Notes.
Source: Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Max Finkelstein.
Route description: Ottawa, Ottawa Locks, Rideau River, Manotick, Burritts Rapids, Merrickville, Smiths Falls, Lower Rideau Lake; side trip up Tay River to Perth; Big Rideau Lake, Upper Rideau Lake, Morton; side trip to Westport; Newboro Lake (highest point), Jones Falls, Cataraqui River, Kingston.
Title at source: Rideau Waterway: Paddle Back to the Nineteenth Century.

Saint Lawrence River. Information.
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/lawren/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lawren ... ional_Park
Ed note: See also the entry for Thousand Islands.

Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario to Québec. Online, Journal.
Author: Reinhard Zollitsch.
Route description: Cape Vincent (NY), Thousand Islands, Lake St Francis, Lac Saint Louis, Montréal, Rapides de Lachine ("Big John" by jet boat), north shore to Québec.
http://www.zollitschcanoeadventures.com ... hesea.html

Saint Lawrence River; Morrisburg. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: cobain_lg.
Title at source: A road in the water? Paddling Morrisburg Ontario.
Route description: Day trip on the Saint Lawrence.
CCR thread:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=37192
Report:
http://www.awholebunchofings.com/2010/1 ... sburg.html

Salmon River, Upper. Online, Notes.
Source: National Capital Region Y Canoe Camping Club.
Author: pgallagher.
Title at source: WW - Salmon River (Upper).
Route description: Whitewater day trip; near Tamworth.
http://www.yccc.ca/index.php/route-desc ... iver-upper

Sandbanks Provincial Park. Information.
Sandbanks Provincial Park.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/sand.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbanks_Provincial_Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
ALLAN: Post link to Sandbanks PP information.
Author: Robert.
Route description: Day trip out of Wellington.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2057

Skootamatta River. Named features.
Sources: Reid-Grand (primarily) and Toporama.
Skootamatta Lake, Skootamatta Dam, Skootamatta River, Slave Lake, O'Donnell's Rapids, Flinton Dam and Flinton, The Chute, Log Jam Falls, Hare Falls, Storrings bridge, Varty's Rapids, bridge, High Falls, Hwy 7, Actinolite, Moira River.

Skootamatta River. Book, Guide.
Reid, Ron and Janet Grand. Canoeing Ontario’s Rivers: Great Canoe Trips in Canada’s Northern Wilderness. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco (1986). Ed note: Out of print but well worth a search.
Coverage: Skootamatta Lake to Moira River.

Thousand Islands. Online, Information.
Thousand Islands Water Trail.
Nine Routes with maps and extensive commentary, … .
http://www.paddle1000.com/paddling.htm
Ed note: See also
1. the entry Saint Lawrence River. Information
and
2. the entry Thousand Islands. Online, Information of MikeT.

Thousand Islands. Online, Information.
Author: MikeT.
Extensive list of GPS waypoints to accompany the Thousand Islands Water Trail.
1. Source: paddling.net
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2087
2. Commentary at ADK Forum
http://www.adkforum.com/showthread.php?t=9285

Trent – Severn Waterway; Lake Scugog to Lake Simcoe. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Brett Philp.
Ed note: Locks were not operating at that time.
Route description: Lake Scugog, Lindsay Lock, Sturgeon, Fenelon Falls, Cameron, Rosedale Lock, Balsam, Mitchell, Kirkfield Lock, car to Talbot River, Canal, Bolsover Lock, Lake Simcoe.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1380