Canadian Canoe Route | Canoe and Raft Ontario

Holiday Duration: 8 Nights

"You really know your stuff."

We had a fantastic holiday in the Rockies and Vancouver and your arrangements were perfect. You really know your stuff.

Niall P - Travelled to Alberta & BC



Strike the perfect balance of city and nature with this holiday that combines the cities of Toronto and Ottawa with canoeing, rafting and hiking and lakeside living.

Highlights include a stay at the fabulous Elmhirst’s Resort, a full day of canoeing and rafting on the Ottawa River.

This itinerary is flexible and can be tailor-made to suit you; if you want to add extra days and extend the holiday.  Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.



This holiday includes hotel stays in Toronto at the start of your trip and Ottawa as your final destination, and a 2-night stay in a deluxe cottage at Elmhirst’s Resort on the shores of Rice Lake.

You will also stay at Madawaska Kanu Centre in a private cabana on a full board basis from where you will enjoy your full day canoeing before a further 2-night stay in an ensuite cabana at Owl Rafting Resort for easy access to your guided rafting on the Ottawa River.


"The excursions were also perfect"

I would like to thank whoever put together the itinerary, chose the hotels and wrote the information for us to use en route. Everything was excellent! Each hotel was very good quality, but very different from the others. We saw such a variety of things. Our information led us to places we would never have found without it. The excursions were also perfect (canoeing, whale watching, sea kayaking), each of them very small businesses but with very friendly staff. Everything was very remote, which is what we expected, but we were so glad that we found it and were able to enjoy the essence of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Overall, we couldn't fault anything and we would be very keen to use your services again in the future.

Sue Garner - Travelled to Atlantic Canada

Itinerary (8 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Fly to Toronto from the UK and spend the first night here, exploring and enjoying...

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Days 2-3

Toronto to Keene

Pick up your car this morning and head away from the city to the fabulous...

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Day 4

Keene to Barry's Bay

A morning visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum reveals the evolution of this ancient vessel....

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Day 5

Madawaska Kanu Centre

Today you will have a full day canoeing learning how to paddle a Canadian canoe...

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Days 6-7

Barry's Bay to Foresters Falls

After breakfast, travel into the hinterlands of Upper Canada and arrive at the OWL Rafting...

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Day 8

Foresters Falls to Ottawa

From forest to city, you will be heading to Ottawa for an overnight stay in...

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Day 9

Today you will be checking out of our your hotel, or you may choose to...

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