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Splash down this summer

With around 250,000 lakes and more than 100,000 kilometres of rivers, Ontario summers are all about ‘getting out on the water,’ and making a splash. But, where do you start? Here are a few splashy suggestions.  

4 Ways to make a splash this summer in Ontario

Stand up paddling

A boy in red shorts makes a spalsh with the paddle as he paddles towards the summer horizon on a blue stand up paddle board
Karl Hornfeld | Unspalsh

Stand up paddling (or SUP) is ideal for calm waters. The boards are broad and stable, and it’s a great alternative to canoeing. Try SUP on Dow’s Lake in Ottawa and Toronto Island or Bon Echo Park and Manitoulin Island.  

Sail, ho!

The deck of a sail boat, sailing calm waters towards shore on the horizon
Johnathon Smith | Unsplash

If you’re visiting Thunder Bay and are not a mariner, make a splash with Sail Superior. Sail Superior offers catamaran and monohull tours on Lake Superior or Zodiac adventures in Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.  

Rafting your summer away

A rafting guide instructs paddlers over white water in a yellow raft
Lindsey Erin | Unsplash

Rafting can be challenging, but guided by experienced professionals like OWL Rafting in Foresters Falls, Ontario; it’s a thrill. There’s never a dull moment – and CAA Members save 10% on whitewater trips and packages, too. 


two kayakers paddle over summer calm waters
Christer Gunderson | Unsplash

Make a splash with kayaking, another summer sport that doesn’t require a lot of technical know-how. Kayaking is great for calm waters, but if you drop by the Madawaska Kanu Centre in Barry’s Bay, sign up for lessons, or try their famous five-day Yoga Whitewater Week. CAA Members save 10%

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