Paddle at RBG

Paddle in Paradise

Come explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that depends on the health of the marsh for its survival. Book either the morning (7 to 9:30 a.m.), evening (6 to 8:30 p.m.) or moonlight (7:30 to 10 p.m.) guided tour to view wetland plants and wildlife, and hear about some of our restoration efforts that help keep Cootes a Paradise.

We supply the canoes, paddles and lifejackets. 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 NOTE: Arrive at the Nature Centre 15 minutes early and prepare to paddle rain or shine. In the event of high winds or threatening weather please call the Weather Update Line at ext. 404.

Scheduled Tours:

  • Tuesday August 15, 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday August 19, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday August 29, 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday September 9, 7:00 a.m.

Sessions have been selling out, so early registration is suggested.

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FIT Experience - Scenic Canoe Tour

Fee: $65/per person

There is nothing more Canadian than paddling a canoe on the Great Lakes! On this three-hour tour, visitors explore Lake Ontario's Cootes Paradise marshland by canoe and learn about RBG's conservation efforts, wetland plants and wildlife. Tours depart from the Nature Interpretive Centre, Arboretum.

Minimum 4 to maximum 20 people per departure.

Visit Group Tours for more information.