Canadian Canoe Route | Canoe and Raft Ontario

Holiday Duration: 8 Nights



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.


"We explored lots of that south coast"

We have just returned from our week in Nova Scotia and wanted to thank you for organising it all. Both hotels were excellent, the Halliburton was very well placed in the city and their restaurant is really excellent. The Hotel Atlantica's cottage was just what we wanted, by the sea and equipped with all we needed and quiet. We explored lots of that south coast with a quick trip to the north but more to see next time! Your printed driving instructions were a GREAT help, not something we have been given before and greatly appreciated them.

LD - Travelled to Nova Scotia

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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