If you're a seasoned traveler, you'll know that seeing a country by water is a unique experience. It just offers you a different perspective, whether it's of the beautiful architecture in Amsterdam, or the mountain ranges in Canada. Whether you're a kayaking pro, or you've never even stepped foot in one before, this is a great way to see the natural wonders of the world, whilst also getting in some exercise (and a bit of an adrenaline rush). Here are 5 great places to consider!
1. Churchill, Manitoba
Churchill is a great place to kayak, and it should be the top choice for wildlife lovers. Not only will you have the opportunity to catch some beluga whales, but it is also populated by polar bears and other creatures, and you can see the Northern Lights here during the winter periods. Take it from us, Churchill is somewhere that you ought to put on your kayaking list.
2. La Malbaie, Quebec
Another great place for water lovers is La Malbaie, and the Saint Lawrence River is situated between a lot of beautiful towns worth taking a visit to. In the winter, you can get the best experience and see a lot of wildlife around here, and there are plenty of icy wonders in store! Don't forget to wrap up if you go during this period, but La Malbaie is a great choice no matter what season it is.
3. Hecla Island, Manitoba
Churchill and Hecla Island are both in Manitoba, but getting from one to the other could take you a little bit of time. Nevertheless, if you can get here it's definitely worth considering, and it's one of the favourite spots of kayaker David Janeson. There are a lot of beautiful birds around this area, and it's one of the lesser explored kayak destinations, so check it out if you can.
4. Sunshine Coast, BC
The Sunshine Coast is well worth a visit, and your best option here is to go from Sechelt. This is surrounded by beautiful forests and it really is a breathtaking sight, especially from the water. Local tribes have also inhabited this area for a long time (and they still do) so this is a great place to visit if you're interested in the cultural and historical background of Canada.
5. Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador also offer the opportunity to come up alongside whales, icebergs, and waterfalls, in what will be an enchanting ocean kayak. There is nothing quite like being so close to humpback whales, and you'll really feel like you're at one with nature if you take a trip out here. Look out for the icebergs, and enjoy a kayaking experience that you won't forget in a hurry.
So, if you're looking to go kayaking in Canada, why not visit some of these places? From Churchill to the Sunshine Coast, there is so much beautiful wildlife on offer, and seeing it from a kayak will really give you an experience that you'll remember forever. Have fun, and don't forget to wrap up warm!