Severn Township’s waterways provide many excellent paddling opportunities including the Coldwater River Voyage that starts in the historic town of Coldwater and leads you down the meandering Coldwater and North rivers. To experience the windswept pines and rocky outcroppings of Georgian Bay, we recommend the Matchedash to Georgian Bay Route.
Ramara offers several scenic paddling experiences with serene rivers and shorelines. Discover the Gentle Green River with quiet waterways and marshlands, clear waters, and green riverbed. Take the Black River to Wasdell Falls route to see the transition of riverbed colouration from the Green River to the Black River and features the first generating station built by Hydro-Electric Power Commission in 1914. The Black River Wilderness route is the perfect mix between a calm paddle, exciting white-water sections and cultural significance.
Check out our Paddling Guide and website that includes 14 different route options!

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Canadian Canoe Culture

Orillia and Lake Country is a proud supporter of the Canadian Canoe Culture campaign launched by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) this year. We are working together to to get more people out canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rowing & SUPing, exploring our beautiful region and the Province!

Get inspired! Watch this short film called ‘The Canoe‘, produced by OTMPC. Check out the official trailer here, or to watch the full version, visit the OTMPC website.