Canoeing and Kayaking
Algonquin is a paradise for paddlers. Observatory visitors
may launch our canoes directly from our beach and access Lake
Travers, visit the Poplar rapids, Big Thompson dam and rapids. More
adventurous paddlers may follow the portage routes along the Petawawa River, following the route of the log drive up until 1945. To the East,
visitors may visit the Natch Rapids, where rare ferns grow on spectacular
100 m cliffs. To the West, visitors may access Lake Eustache, Algonquin's
deepest lake ringed by 25 m cliffs, and access Lake Lavieille and
Radiant Lake. The Park's canoe routes may also be accessed
at any one of 29 access points throughout the Park.
For canoe-route information and resources, consult the
Ontario Parks Guide to Canoe Routes of Algonquin Provincial Park map or
Canoe Routes or the Virtual
Algonquin - A Canoe Trippers Guide online.
Our current canoe fleet at the Observatory includes: