Get Ready for National Paddling Week

Get Ready for National Paddling Week

Article by: Brennan Moxey

It’s National Paddling Week in Canada!

There is no better way to explore Orillia & Lake Country than getting out on our many waterways to celebrate National Paddling Week.

Orillia & Lake Country is home to many paddling routes which I suggest you check out this weekend or summer!

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If you don’t own any paddling gear to celebrate National Paddling Week don’t worry! Orillia & Lake Country is home to many outfitters that can provide the gear for your paddle needs.

A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Sports

Conveniently located at Couchiching Beach Park for all your paddling rental needs. A Breath of Fresh Air provides kayak and SUP rentals to those wishing to enjoy the waters and beautiful scenery of Lake Couchiching.

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Kayak-ity-yak offers sales and rentals from their location on the west shore of Lake Couchiching which is conveniently only a few minutes north of Orillia. They maintain an extensive inventory of paddling accessories and are widely known in the area for their knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Swift Georgian Bay

Swift Georgian Bay is one of Ontario’s premier kayak & canoe shops. Located at the entrance of Georgian Bay, this Swift outlet offers full outfitting, sales, rentals, and all the gear you need to get out paddling.

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Sunrise Yoga Studio

If yoga interests you, why not take it to the next level and participate in some Sunrise Yoga.  During Sunrise Yoga you will be guided on a scenic tour of Lake Couchiching on a stand-up paddleboard while participating in yoga sequences and celebrating National Paddling Week.

Sunrise Yoga Studio is located in the heart of Cottage Country, on beautiful Lake Couchiching in Orillia, Ontario. The peaceful setting offers the perfect environment that is ideal for yoga practice and meditation.

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Wye Marsh Tours

You may not be able to rent a canoe or kayak at the Wye Marsh, but they can take you on a paddling tour around the beautiful Wye Marsh.  You can join naturalists on a one hour guided voyageur style canoe tour of the marsh channels and learn about the fascinating the cultural and natural history of the area, while taking in the natural beauty of the Wye Marsh.

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You can visit our Paddle Lake Country page on our website, to find out all information regarding paddling to experience National Paddling Week to its fullest potential.

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Let’s hope for some warm weather this weekend to enjoy National Paddling Week!

Originally published in 2019, this article may contain information that is out of date.

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