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Paddling in Paradise

Date & Time:

August 17, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Arboretum (16 Old Guelph Road)


Courses and Programs, Outdoor Adventure


2+ Hours


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops

Explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that depends on a healthy marsh for survival. We supply canoes, paddles, and life jackets, you bring your camera and binoculars. Canoes have single bench seats only, so bring pads to sit on for extra comfort. Water bottles and pocket snacks also recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to paddle rain or shine. In the event of high winds or threatening weather, please call the Program Update Line. You will need to walk up and down a steep slope to access the boat house.

2022 Dates:

  • Saturday June 11, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday July 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday July 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday August 6, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday August 17, 6 to 8 p.m.

Fee: $40 + Service Fee.

(Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register 10 days in advance*

Register for Outdoors Programs

Pre-registration required for all Courses and Workshops. Click the button below to continue to Eventbrite, and to browse / register for any “Into the Wild” program at RBG. View all upcoming courses and workshops from all categories at

RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.

*Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.

More Courses & Workshops

RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit to see this season’s full offering.