Tripping the Lake Fantastic

This water adventure is a great introduction to canoeing and canoe day-tripping … in style!

Discover the backcountry beauty of the Haliburton Highlands as you paddle the still waters of its scenic lakes. This 3-day canoeing excursion introduces travellers to the joy of slow travel with instructions on paddling techniques, hands-on experience and some interesting stops along the route.

Visit a canoe builder who makes birch bark canoes and stop in a paddle shop that makes amazing paddles; learn new forms of paddling to see which one you like best; and dip your paddle into the waters of Margaret, Dan, Horse and McEwen Lakes. Well suited for both novice and experienced canoeists.

3 Days from $1709/person CAD
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Arrive at the accommodation and settle in. If you are new to canoeing you will learn the basics of flatwater canoeing under the guidance and safety of a certified instructor. For those with some canoeing experience, this will be an opportunity to refresh and hone your paddling skills. After your experience, rest and relaxation. Enjoy dinner and gather around an outdoor campfire for songs, stories, and sweets with a local character. Meals: D


After breakfast, arrive at Margaret Lake. Review canoeing and portaging basics. Embark on a canoe trip Margaret Lk. – Dan Lk.‐ Horse Lk. ‐ McEwen Lk. – Black River – Wren Lk. Bush lunch on route. Arrive at Black River Canoe access point. Afterward, visit Rick Nash, a birch bark canoe builder. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, L, D


After breakfast, check out your accommodation. Experience either canoeing (advanced skills), introduction to stand-up paddleboarding, or introduction to kayaking. After lunch, visit the Paddle Shop at Haliburton Forest to see a wide variety of paddles, see how paddles are made, and shop (optional) for your very own paddle. Meals: L



  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Heather Lodge, Sir Sam's Inn & Spa, or the equivalent based on double occupancy
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
  • Fee to all experiences and services of additional instructors/guides as required per itinerary
  • All equipment and materials
  • All service gratuities


  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included
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Primary Location

Ontario's Highlands


Seasonality is from mid May to Mid October

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  • This is a sample itinerary - the exact program is tailored to the preferences of the group and weather conditions
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