Kayaking and Canoeing in Sault Ste. Marie
Bring you own kayak or canoe…we have secured indoor storage for your personal craft, or simply rent from one of our Adventure partners. Whether a day trip or a longer excursion, our Adventure Hosts can advise you. The Lake Superior Coast is a paddlers’ mecca, giving you access to rugged rock headlands as well as sheltered sand and cobble beaches. There are many launch points, most often from beaches. Closer to the Inn, you can paddle the St. Mary’s River that links Lake Superior to Lake Huron. You can even paddle through the Canadian Canal Lock, which is open only to pleasure craft. Or try a leisurely float trip down the Goulais River. Day-trip canoe routes within the Lake Superior Provincial Park include lake-to-lake systems. Paddling route maps are available through the Park’s headquarters, the campground gate offices or through the Friends of Lake Superior Provincial Park interpretive centre. Rentals are also available in the Park. There are several guiding outfits in the area. One of our Adventure Hosts can get you started.
Guided 1/2 Day Voyageur Canoe Trips
Paddle the St. Mary’s River in a voyageur-style canoe. You’ll begin at the Sault Canal National Historic Site where you’ll experience the Sault Locks from the water. Paddle to Whitefish Point and learn about the importance of this site and the adjacent rapids to indigenous culture. Continue your journey along the river towards the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre where you’ll taste local smoked whitefish. The entire journey is expertly interpreted by a local certified guide. Every excursion begins with a safety and basic paddling lesson, so anyone can participate.
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The Inn supports your Kayaking/Canoeing adventure:
- Indoor storage – You can secure your canoe or kayak in the Inn’s garage.
- Inn Packages – Combine your adventure with a stay at the Inn and enjoy the pools and whirlpools of Club Cabana Aqua Spa after your day’s adventure. Learn More…
- Lunch to Go – The Inn’s kitchen will create a hearty and healthy boxed lunch for you to enjoy.
- Adventure Hosts – Consult with an Adventure Host at our Reception desk for activity assistance.
Or call 1-888-461-7077 for more information on packages, adventures and more.