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Author:  Allan Jacobs [ November 20th, 2008, 3:17 pm ]
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Ontario Resources

UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rideau Canal / Canal Rideau.

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves. ... adamap.htm ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Frontenac Arch. ... 2&mode=all
Georgian Bay Littoral. ... 3&mode=all
Long Point. ... 3&mode=all
Niagara Escarpment. ... 6&mode=all

Environmental NGOs.
Ancient Forest Exploration and Research.
Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Ontario Nature.
Ontario Society for Environmental Education.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
The Big Wild. MEC and CPAWS.
Wildlands League.
CPAWS, Ottawa Valley Chapter.
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Ontario Environmental Network.
Sierra Club, Ontario.
Nature Conservancy Canada; Ontario. ... n_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Ontario. ... n_cnc_work
Ottawa Riverkeeper / Sentinelle Outaouais.
Friends of Temagami.

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; Ontario.
Bruce Peninsula. ... ional_Park
Georgian Bay Islands. ... ional_Park
Point Pelee.
Saint Lawrence Islands. ... ional_Park
National Marine Conservation Areas of Canada; Ontario.
Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada. ... arine_Park
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area of Canada. ... ation_Area
National Historic Sites of Canada; Ontario. ... eux68.aspx

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal. ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions. ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois. 1978.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
Ed note:
For general information that is not specific to Ontario, please consult the offline entries in National Resources ... 46&t=35800
Jameson, Anna Brownell. Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. New Canadian Library (2009). ... BBRPl67-AC
Information regarding the author. ... na-jameson
Henry, Michael and Peter Quinby. Ontario's Old-Growth Forests / A Guidebook Complete with History, Ecology, and Maps. Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Markham (2010).
Coffee-table books.
Ed note: Coffee-table books specific to regions like Lake Superior are listed appropriately.
McGuffin, Gary and Joanie. Wilderness Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2007).
McGuffin, Gary and Joanie. Great Lakes Journey / Exploring the Heritage Coast, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto (2003).
McGuffin, Gary and Joanie. In the Footsteps of Grey Owl / Journey into the Ancient Forest, McClelland & Stewart / Random House Publishers (2002).

General information, online.
Ed note:
For general information that is not specific to Ontario, please consult also the online entries in National Resources ... 46&t=35800
Archives Ontario.
Ontario Heritage Trust / Fiducie du patrimoine ontarien. ... =0&OP_ID=2
Early Canadiana Online.
Champlain Society (Toronto, 1939). Gabreil Sagard (ca 1614 - ca 1636) and George M Wrong (1860 - 1948).
Thanks to frozentripper!
Sagard's long journey to the country of the Hurons. ... &Limit=All
Modern map of the Huronia area visited by Sagard: ... &Limit=All
Chapter V: Our return from the Huron country to France, ... ... &Limit=All
Cree material.
Cree readings and resources.
Geographical Names of Canada.
Ontario Trails Council.
Ontario's Crown Land Use Policy Atlas.
Atlas et politiques de l'aménagement des terres de la Couronne de l'Ontario. ... clupa.html
Ontario Forest Management Units; Ministry of Natural Resources. ... anguage=en
Unités de gestion forestière en Ontario; Ministère des richesses naturelles. ... anguage=fr
Fish Ontario; Ministry of Natural Resources. ... 63615.html
Les poissons de l'Ontario; Ministère des richesses naturelles. ... 01709.html
Bruce Trail.
Ganaraska Trail Association.
Grand Valley Trails Association.
Hike Ontario.
Rideau Trail Association.
Voyageur Trail Association.
Ontario Private Campground Association.

Provincial Parks and Conservation Authorities.
Ontario Provincial Parks.
Ontario waterway PPs.
Wikipedia site.
Ontario Conservation Authorities (aka Conservation Ontario).

Paddling clubs and associations.
Provincial bodies.
Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association.
Whitewater Ontario.
Ontario Marathon Canoe Racing Association.
Local clubs and associations.
Ed note: Major sources for the following were
CanoeKayak Canada
Canoe Ontario
Out There
Whitewater Ontario.
End note.
Aka:we Canoe Club. Oshweken; sprint.
Contact information at
Algoma Paddlers. Blind River.
wvandyke (AT) sympatico (dot) ca
Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Toronto; sprint.
Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club. General.
BurlOak Canoe Club. Burlington and Oakville; sprint.
Carleton Place Canoe Club. Sprint.
Carleton University Kayak Club. Ottawa; whitewater.
Cataraqui Canoe Club. Kingston.
Cobourg Dragon Boat and Canoe Club. Sprint.
Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club. Sprint.
Cornwall Recreational Whitewater Club. Whitewater.
Cottage Country Whitewater Paddlers. Bracebridge; whitewater.
aka Bracebridge Kayak Club.
Coureur des Bois. Ottawa; whitewater.
Current River Canoe and Kayak Club. Thunder Bay?; whitewater.
Contact information at
Gananoque Canoe Club. Sprint.
Georgian Bay Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Guelph Community Boating Club. Primarily sailing.
Guelph Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers. Peterborough; whitewater.
Lakefield College School Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
Lakehead University Club of Kayakers. Thunder Bay; whitewater.
London Canoe Club. General.
McMaster Whitewater. Hamilton; whitewater.
Mississauga Canoe Club. Sprint.
Moira River Kayak and Canoe Club. Trenton; whitewater.
Contact information at
Mosaic Outdoor Club of Ontario.
Niagara Whitewater Paddlers. ... rpaddlers/
Niagara Paddlers. Whitewater.
Contact information at
North Bay Canoe Club. Sprint.
Northern Ontario Liquid Adventurers Club.
Ontario Voyageurs Kayak Club. Milton?; whitewater.
Contact information at
Ottawa River Canoe Club. Sprint.
Ottawa River Runners. Whitewater.
Ottawa White Water Paddler.
Outing Club of East York. Toronto.
Paddler Co-op. Upper Madawaska River, at Palmer Rapids; whitewater
Peninsula Paddlers Kayaking Club. Niagara.
Petawawa River Rat Kayak Club. Petawawa; whitewater.
Peterborough Paddling Club.
Pickering Rouge Canoe Club. Sprint.
Ed note: Formerly West Rouge Canoe Club.
Queen’s University Kayak Club. Kingston; whitewater.
Contact information at
Recreation Association Canoe and Camping Club. Ottawa area.
Ed note: Formerly the National Capital Y Canoe and Camping Club.
Richmond Hill Canoe Club. Sprint.
Rideau Canoe Club. Sprint.
River Junkies. Ottawa area; whitewater.
Contact information at
Seniors for Nature Canoe Club.
Web site functional?
South Niagara Canoe Club. Welland; sprint.
Sudbury Canoe Club. General.
Sydenham Lake Canoe Club. Sprint.
Contact information at
Following web site functional?
Thunder Bay. Whitewater.
Ed note: Title, etc as found at CanoeKayak Canada link below.
Contact information at
Thunder Bay Regional Paddlesport Centre and Lakehead Canoe Club. Sprint.
Thunder Bay Outtanowheres. Whitewater.
Contact information at
Toronto Island Canoe Club. Sprint.
Touring Kayakers Ottawa – Outaouais.
University of Windsor Kayak Club. Whitewater.
Contact information at
Virtual Voyageur Canoe Club. Toronto; whitewater.
Waterloo-Wellington Canoe Club. General. ... noeclubca/
Western Kayak Club. London; whitewater.
Contact information at
Wilderness Adventurers of Ontario. General.
Wilfred Laurier University Kayak Association. Waterloo; whitewater.
Contact information at
Wilderness Canoe Association. General.

Links for paddlers.
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
Canadian Canoe Museum.
Our Canoeing Heritage. ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
Canadian Rivers Network. ... twork.html
Google maps.
Google Earth.
Great Canadian Rivers.
Trans Canada Trail.
Links specific to Ontario.
Ontario rivers.
Ontario lakes.
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Ed note: GLSKA has a large list of links.
Ontario Trails Council; Canoeing and Kayaking. ... 27615805e7

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
Region 2; Arctic. ... h&region=2
Region 3; Hudson Bay.
Map boundaries: Westing: 64 to 97 degrees; Northing: 50 to 65 degrees. ... h&region=3
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tide predictions.
Volume 4; Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay. ... able.shtml
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Current tables
Volume 4; Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay. ... nt-eng.asp
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Water levels.
Great Lakes (including Georgian Bay) and the Saint Lawrence River.
Ed note: I'll try to find a better link. ... able.shtml
Coast Guard; Central and Arctic Region.
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide. ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs. ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft. ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations. ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to Ontario.
Base maps (MNR Store). ... 3&subcat=4
Road map.
Weather. ... html?id=ON
Forest fires map. ... nglish.htm
Marine weather; Hudson Bay. ... l?mapID=08
Marine weather; Lake Superior, Lake Nipigon and Lake of the Woods. ... l?mapID=09
Marine weather; Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. ... l?mapID=10
Marine weather; Lake St Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario.
Ed note: Includes also Lake Nipissing, Lake Simcoe, North Channel, Saint Lawrence River (Kingston to Cornwall) and Whitefish Bay. ... l?mapID=11
Environment Canada, water levels. ... &region=ON

US links for paddlers.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
NGA Maritime Domain Contact Listing. ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set. ... ID=Article
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
NOAA National Data Buoy Center. Lake Superior.
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor:

Colleges and Universities with Outdoor Education Programmes.
Ed note: Thanks to anonymous, littleredcanoe, Rob Stevens, Tess, woodenkayak guy and WoodNCanvas for contributions.
Algonquin College (Ottawa and the valley). Outdoor Adventure. ... adventure/
Brock University (St Catherines). Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. ... es/wc-171b
Fleming College (Lindsay). Outdoor Adventure Skills. ... de/OAS.cfm
Humber College (Toronto area). Outdoor Education Certificate. ... name=08501
Courses at ... +Education
Lakehead University (Thunder Bay). Bachelor of Outdoor Education.
Laurentian University (Sudbury). School of Human Kinetics; Bachelor of Physical Education and Health, specialty in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. ... Lang=en-CA
Nipissing College (North Bay). Course (only it seems) in Outdoor and Experiential Education. ... -4916.aspx
Queen’s University (Kingston). Outdoor and Experiential Education.
Sault College (Sault Ste Marie). Adventure, Recreation and Parks Technician; Diploma. ... #bd-header
University of Toronto. Faculty of Physical and Health Education.
Ed note: I saw courses related to Outdoor Education, and references to Outdoor Education Projects, but no programmes specifically in that area. ... grams.aspx
York University (Toronto). School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

Paddling information, offline.
Ed note: Sources specific to regions like Algonquin and Quetico are listed separately.
Canoe Routes of Ontario - A comprehensive guide to more than 100 canoe routes throughout the province. McLelland and Stewart, Toronto (1991), in cooperation with the Ontario MNR. Likely out of print but well worth looking up.
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association book list.
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
Anderson, Scott. Distant Fires: Duluth to Hudson Bay. University of Minnesota Press (2008). Route: Duluth, Lake Superior, Grand Portage, Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods, Winnipeg River, Lake, Winnipeg, Norway House, God’s Lake, God’s River, Hayes River, York Factory.
Angenent, Albert. Eastern Ontario Whitewater Rivers. Contact information at
Berger, Jon and Thomas Terry. Canoe Atlas of the Little North, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2007).
"This atlas covers the area north of the 50th parallel, south of Hudson Bay, west of James Bay, east of Lake Winnpeg, and south of the Nelson River."
Callan, Kevin. The Happy Camper, Boston Mills Press, Erin (????).
Ed note: I haven't seen it.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Contents: Frontenac, Mazinaw-Mississippi, Madawaska River, Barron River Canyon, western Algonquin, Magnetawan River, Wolf-Pickerel, French River (Eighteen Mile Island loop and Georgian Bay), Killarney PP, Spanish River, Temagami, White River, Upper Missinaibi River, Quetico PP, Lake Superior.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Ontario’s Cottage Country, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Contents of Georgian Bay chapters. Beausoleil Island; McCrae Lake; Moon River; Clear Lake Loop (Massasauga); Spider Bay (Massasauga).
Contents of Muskoka chapters. Black River; South Branch Muskoka River.
Contents of Haliburton chapters. St Nora - Sherborne Lake; McEwen Lake Loop; Herb and Gun Lakes; Nunikani Loop; Black Lake Loop; Rockaway and Dividing Lakes; Poker Lake Loop; Big East Lake; Irondale - Burnt Rivers; Drag - Burnt Rivers.
Contents of Kawartha chapters. Kawartha Highlands Park; Serpentine Lake Loop; Crab Lake; Long Lake Loop; Shark Lake; Eels Creek; Mississagua River; Wolf Island Provincial Park.
Ed note: I have posted entries for all the above.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Ontario’s Lost Canoe Routes, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2002).
Contents: Wabakimi PP, Steel River loop, Chapleau and Nemegosenda Rivers, Wakami Lake loop, Ranger Lake loop, Dunlop Lake loop, Lac aux Sables, Bark Lake loop, Nabakwasi River loop, Four M Circle loop, Tatachikapika River, Chiniguchi River, Temagami's Canton Lakes, Marten River PP, South River, York River.
Ed note: I have posted entries for all the above.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) The Rivers of Ontario and Quebec, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Contents: Rideau Canal, Saugeen River, Moon River (Muskoka), Oxtongue River (Algonquin), Little Bonnechere River, Restoule and Upper French Rivers, Old Voyageur Channel, Mattawa River, Temagami River, Sturgeon River (Temagami), West Montreal River, Mississagi River, Ivanhoe River, Sand River (Lake Superior PP) and Turtle River, plus rivers in Quebec.
Ed note: I have posted entries for all the above.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Contents: Big Creek, Thames River, Grand River, Rockwood Lake CA, Credit River, Nonquon River, Minesing Swamp, Beaver River, Rankin River, Sauble River, Noganosh Lake, Big East Lake, Silent Lake PP, Crab Lake, Wolf Island PP, Bon Echo PP, Crotch Lake, Depot Lakes CA, Murphys Point PP, Charleston Lake PP, Grants Creek & Pooh Lake.
Ed note: I have posted entries for all the above.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler's Guide to) Killarney and the French River, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006).
Killarney Canoe Routes: OSA Lake, Threenarrows Lake Loop, To the Crack and Back, The Big Loop, Northwest Loop, Bell-David Loop, East Panache Loop, Nellie Lake Loop, Bear Lake Loop.
Killarney Kayak/Canoe Routes: Bell Lake / Silver Peak, Philip Edward Island, Fox Islands, Panache Lake.
French River Canoe Routes: Eighteen Mile Island Loop, The Restoule/Upper French.
French River Kayak/Canoe Routes: Lower French Figure-Eight Loop, The French River's Old Voyageur Channel, French/Pickerel River Loop.
Killarney Hiking Trails: Granite Ridge, Chikanishing River, Cranberry Bog, East Lighthouse and Tar Vat, George Island, Silver Peak, Baie Fine, Silhouette Loop.
Winter in Killarney. Three chapters.
Ed note: I have posted entries for all the above.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler's Guide to) Quetico and Beyond, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2007).
List of Routes follows (entry has been posted for each).
Quetico. Baptism Creek / Trousers Lake Route, Pickerel Lake / Rawn Lake Route, Jean Lake / Sturgeon Lake Route, Sturgeon Lake / Olifaunt Lake Loop, International Canoe Derby Route, Poohbah Lake Route, Bentpine Creek Loop, Wawiag River Loop, The Pines Loop, Leopold’s North Country Loop, Hunter Island Loop.
Beyond Quetico: White Otter Lake Route, Wabakimi’s Center of the Universe Route,Upper Albany River Route, Wabakimi’s Palisade River Route, Woodland Caribou Sampler Route.
Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler's Guide to) Algonquin Park. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2008).
List of Routes follows (entry has been posted for each).
Canoe Lake Circuit, Big Trout Lake Loop, The Brent Run, Ragged Lake Loop, Lake Louisa Loop, Dividing Lake, Rock Lake, Big Crow Lake, Lake Lavieille/Dickson Circuit, Happy Isle Lake, Booth Lake, Upper Petawawa Loop, Tim River Loop, Rosebary Lake Loop, Nipissing Loop, Three Mile Lake Loop, Erables Lake, Hogan Lake Loop, Barron Canyon, Lower Petawawa River.
Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011).
List of Routes follows (entry has been posted for each).
Southern Ontario. Minesing Swamp, Saugeen River, Thames River.
Cottage Country: Crab Lake, Poker Lake Loop, Serpentine Lake Loop, Mississagua River, Nunikani Lake Loop, Spider Bay Route, York River.
Algonquin: Big Trout Lake Loop, The Brent Run, Nipissing River Loop, Barron Canyon, Hogan Lake Loop, Kingscote/Scorch Lake.
Central Ontario. Noganosh Lake, Magnetawan River Loop, Island Lake.
Eastern Ontario. Charleston Lake Provincial Park, Grants Creek/Pooh Lake, Upper Ottawa River, Mattawa River.
Temagami: Chiniguchi/Donald Lake Loop, Chiniguchi/Sturgeon River Loop, Lady Evelyn Loop.
Ontario’s Near North. Nellie Lake Loop,To the Crack and Back, Eighteen Mile Island Loop, The French River’s Old Voyageur Channel, Philip Edward Island.
Northern Ontario. Kirkpatrick/Blue Lake Loop, Mississagi River, Spanish River, Biscotasing Lake to Sheahan, Lac aux Sables: Bark Lake Loop, Ranger Lake Loop, Lake Superior, Old Woman Lake, White River, Upper Missinaibi River.
Northwestern Ontario. Steel River Loop, Turtle River, Kopka River, Wabakimi Provincial Park, Hunter Island Loop, Leopold’s North Country Loop, The Pines Loop, Bentpine Creek Loop, Sturgeon/Olifaunt Lake Loop.
Callan, Kevin. Ways of the Wild – A Practical Guide to the Outdoors. Out of print; I haven’t seen it.
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Reid, Ron and Janet Grand. Canoeing Ontario’s Rivers – Great Canoe Trips in Canada’s Northern Wilderness. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco (1986). Likely out of print but well worth a search. Descriptions of about 20 rivers; includes extensive bibliography.
Wilson, Hap. Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley: Myth, Magic and Adventure, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2004).
Guides. Barron River (Achray to Park boundary), Mattawa River (Trout Lake to Mattawa).
Information. Lady Evelyn River, North Channel (Gamble Lake to Mowat Landing), Lady Evelyn River, South Channel (Florence Lake to Mowat Landing), Makobe River Waterway Park, Montreal River (Smoothwater Lake to Ottawa River), Ottawa River (Lake Temiskaming to Mattawa, Devil Rock to Mattawa), Ottawa River (Mattawa to Pembroke) and Petawawa River.

Paddling information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available but entries appear to sorted by neither activity nor location.
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
To view the Index, go to
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
The canoe-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.
Links specific to Ontario.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddling sites.
Canoe Manitouwadge.
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association trip reports (Qayak Archives).
American whitewater. ... /state/ON/
Ed note: Next entry had no information when last viewed. ... /state/ON/ ... region/ON/ ... /state/ON/
Every Trail. ... te=Ontario
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
No flatwater entries at time of posting.
No whitewater entries at time of posting. ... king/on/10 Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
No flatwater entries at time of posting.
No whitewater entries at time of posting.

Paddling sites.
Ed notes:
1. Please inform me of omissions.
2. I have posted links to reports at only some of these sites. There being so many other sites on the web, I do not intend to scan these ones for trip reports.
Tom Angelakis.
Jim and Ted Baird.
Canoe Beyond.
Brad Bassi.
Sid Bredin.
Barry Bridgeford. Algonquin Adventures.
Canoeing Ontario.
Hosts: Al and Karen.
Contents: Trip Reports, Recipes and Menus, Special Interests, Trip Tips, Links.
Ed note: Not so active recently.
Blair Caron.
Marc Charron.
Darren Cope.
Richard Culpepper.
Vern Dewit.
R K Groff.
Bryan Hansel.
Hank Hays.
Norm Head. ... lcome.html
Mark Hrycak.
My Ontario Outdoor Adventures.
Philip Kenney.
Ken Kokanie.
Lester Kovac and Lynette Chubb.
Rolf and Debra Kraiker. Blazing Paddles.
Erhard Kraus.
Chris Lepard.
Charles Leduc. cartespleinair.
David Lee.
Chris Lawson.
Ted Parker.
Kirk Reardon.
Dennis Rioux.
Mark Rubino. Algonquin PP.
Chuck Ryan.
Nick Schade. Guillemot Kayaks.
Barry Simon.
Andy Smyth.
Wilderness Way.
Bill and Janice Stauttener.
Katherine Suboch.
Garry Tarr and Jo-Ann Holden.
Algonquin PP.
Larry Walter.
Johanna Wandel.
Scott and Kathy Warner.
Shipp Webb.
Reinhard Zollitsch.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area. (Adam Amato)
Canoe Stories. (Jim Hegyi) (Harlan Schwartz)
Ottertooth. Temagami.
Quiet Journey.
Superior Trails. (Ross Reinhold)
WaterWalker Wilderness Canoeing and Camping Forum.
Ed note: Sad to say that the site is closed; for reference, here's the link

Route information at CCR
First, a comment on our coverage:
CCR's founder, Richard Munn, started with Ontario Canoe Routes and went national only later. Since the acquisition, we have made strenuous efforts to improve coverage of the other provinces and territories.
We must rely on the paddling community to write most trip reports, but we can help in other ways. One of our initiatives, which continues, has been to search the net for trip reports and to post links to them, as described below.

CCR provides Route information in a variety of ways. The two main sources follow.
• The Route Information stickys posted at Canadian Route Forums & Resources
Click on Discussion & Resources for the province/territory and then on the Route Information sticky for the river/lake of interest.
Once the new Routes section is up and running, we shall transfer all these entries to it.
• The Routes section at
contains more formal trip reports.
The Browse feature
gets you to a map of Canada. Clicking on a Province/Territory gets you to a map with paddling regions for that P/T. Another click gets you to a list of Routes in the region. We’ll fix things, but some Routes are filed incorrectly; check other regions if you can’t find what you want.
The Search feature ,
which accesses the same database, allows you to look for Routes satisfying certain criteria. We don’t find this feature so useful and shall likely change it.

You might look also at the Trip Reports folders posted in Canadian Route Forums & Resources
Some paddlers post their trip reports in the Forums, rather than in the Routes database.
I go through these Forums several times each year and post links to the reports in the Route Information stickys.
Check out the note at the head of the thread to learn which entries have already been documented in the Route Information stickys.

In the final analysis though, CCR’s members are the most valuable source for Route information They are highly knowledgeable, highly experienced and eager to help. If you can’t find elsewhere the information you want, just post in the appropriate Provincial/Territorial Route Forum.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc)
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it.
We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information (for example links to other sites with such information, in general just about any similar contribution to the paddling community); please post in this thread or send email to routes(AT) .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.

Thanks to Adam Amato (, ALGonquin Bob2 (WaterWalker), Barbara, Jim Baird, Ted Baird, Brad Bassi, Boneli, Sid Bredin, canoehead (WaterWalker), Blair Caron, canuckcamper (WaterWalker), Marc Charron, Darren Cope, Richard Culpeper, R K Groff, Bryan Hansel, Tom H (tips on links), Rob Haslam, Hank Hays, Norm Head, HeavyK (WaterWalker), Jim Hegyi, Ken Hupila, Jack_007, Philip Kenney, Ken Kokanie, Lester Kovac, lookinnorth (WaterWalker), Rolf Kraiker, Erhard Kraus, Nicole Lazier, Charles Leduc, David Lee, Chris Lawson, mark the splasher, Jeff McColl, Ted Parker, Tripper (Dave at WaterWalker), Ross Reinhold, Dennis Rioux, Mark Rubino, Chuck Ryan, Nick Schade (Guillemot Kayaks), Andy Smyth (Wilderness Way), Bill & Janice Stauttener, Katherine Suboch, Garry Tarr & Jo-Ann Holden, Peter Veng-Pedersen, Larry Walter, Johanna Wandel and Reinhard Zollitsch.

Author:  lfitzgerald [ February 21st, 2009, 4:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Resources and Updates

Actually the OMCRA site has changed to

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ February 22nd, 2009, 7:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Resources and Updates

Thanks for the correction, now entered.
Regards, Allan

Author:  Barbara [ February 28th, 2011, 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources


New link to revamped site:

Author:  Curly [ September 20th, 2012, 1:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

Hey Allan, great resource! Can you add Friends of Temagami as an environmental NGO? Thanks.

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ September 20th, 2012, 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

Friends of Temagami is a special sort of Friends organisation, unlike any other to the best of my knowledge.
So this is not an invitation to list other Friends under Environmental NGOs. I'll continue to list them under the parks, rivers, lakes etc.
Thanks for the wake-up call.

Author:  Curly [ September 22nd, 2012, 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

Yes, Friends of Algonquin Park and Friends of Killarney and others are official cooperating organizations with MNR, meaning that they have formal agreements with Ontario Parks to deliver certain programs. They do not, to my knowledge, undertake advocacy efforts.

The Friends of Temagami is 100% independent of government. Not knocking the great work that other Friends organizations do, but the only thing we share with them is a word in our name. FOT is an all-volunteer, member-based conservation organization which advocates for wilderness preservation and promotes ecotourism in Temagami. Thanks for updating our profile above!

Author:  Evan Holt [ December 5th, 2012, 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

Could you please add the Peterborough Paddling Club?

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ December 5th, 2012, 3:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

Thanks for the tip.
Yours in paddling, Allan

Author:  littleredcanoe [ August 16th, 2013, 9:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

I would like to add a couple of resources for Lake Superior

One is an excellent book : A Paddlers Guide to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation area. Maps, descriptions campsite locations of a 100 km stretch of Superior from Sleeping Giant to the Slate Islands. ... 0988048302

The other is for anyone contemplating a paddle along the Pukaskwa NP Coast. Its a trip planner with campsite information and a nice selection of pictures. ... iv3/c.aspx

Author:  Allan Jacobs [ August 16th, 2013, 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ontario Resources

I have posted a reference to the book, under
Lake Superior Information
and a reference to the link, under
Pukaskwa National Park,
both at

BTW, I'll bring that post up to CCR standard, sometime. At the moment it's a mite embarrassing.

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