Age 11-14
  • Aug 6 - Aug 9
Duration 4 days
Location Don Valley Brickworks
Indigenous Territories Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, Wendat
Program Options Financial Assistance
Courses / Toronto: Urban Wild Canoe Camp

Toronto: Urban Wild Canoe Camp

Paddle your way through downtown Toronto this summer!

Join our team of experienced instructors for a week of adventure, learning and discovery as you paddle your way through Toronto’s urban wilderness. Our Urban Wild paddle program promises an unforgettable experience that combines outdoor exploration, skill development, and a deeper connection to one of Canada’s most vibrant cities.

Get ready to explore the heart of Toronto’s waterways via canoe, kayak, and stand up paddleboard. You’ll discover the city’s hidden treasures from a unique perspective.

What to expect 

Each day begins (9:00am to 4:00pm) at our base at Don Valley Brickworks Park where you’ll receive instructions and prepare for the day. Then participants will travel by TTC to the site of the adventure.

You’ll explore a different location each day and be introduced to different paddle sports. On the first day, you’ll learn how to paddle and explore the calm waters of secluded Ashbridges Bay. The last day of the program will be spent at Cherry Beach and the Toronto Islands, a chain of 15 islands with scenic views of the city skyline. Together, you and your group will paddle through three rivers in downtown Toronto and enjoy a view of the dynamic metropolis from the water – a whole new perspective!

And that’s not all: On Wednesday night, you’ll have the opportunity to camp out on the Toronto Islands to hone your camping skills and bond with your fellow adventurers.

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Have the adventure of a lifetime and become the best version of yourself.