Canada offers several admirable destinations for paddleboard enthusiasts. Each corner of the country offers us its unique charm.
Here are five of the best places to go on an adventure with your board in Canada:
Lake Manicouagan, Quebec:
This majestic-looking Manicouagan reservoir is a more than perfect place in Quebec to go with your paddleboard. It is a natural reservoir created by the impact of a meteorite 5 km in diameter more than 214 million years ago. It is the second largest natural lake in Quebec and its water surrounds Île René-Levasseur which is also a fascinating nature reserve.
Lake Louise, Alberta:
Located in Banff National Park, Lake Louise offers a serene paddleboarding experience. Paddle at dawn to watch a peaceful sunrise or head out for an energizing afternoon with stunning views of a bustling river. Surrounded by towering mountains and stunning turquoise waters, this glacial lake provides a unique and breathtaking backdrop for your paddleboarding adventures.
Bonaventure River, Quebec:
This river is one of the most beautiful rivers in Canada and a dream destination for paddle lovers with its emerald waters. There is a 20 kilometer stretch of the Bonaventure River where you will encounter some gentle rapids along the way. Be careful, because its water levels can vary and some sections can become very shallow and you may have to disembark to transport your SUP on pebbles and take advantage of this moment to take a picnic break or simply enjoy the beauty of this scenic area.
Tofino, British Columbia:
Known for its rugged coastline and world-class surfing, Tofino is also a fantastic destination for paddleboarding. It offers some of the best places to SUP for all skill levels. From popular and friendly Chesterman Beach to secluded and peaceful Tonquin Beach, there is something for everyone. You can cruise the calm waters of Clayoquot Sound, surrounded by ancient rainforests, gorgeous beaches, and the chance to spot marine wildlife like seals and sea otters.
Fundy National Park, New Brunswick:
Fundy National Park is home to the highest tides in the world and offers a unique paddleboarding experience. The Bay of Fundy is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that features amazing rock formations, eroded by the tides. Explore its coastal areas at high tide, and as the tide recedes, you can paddle through hidden sea caves or rest on one of Fundy’s hidden beaches.
These are just a few of the many incredible paddleboarding destinations in Canada. Remember to always check weather conditions, water levels, and local safety guidelines before embarking on your adventure.
Happy adventure! 🏄🏻♀️🏄🏼♂️
Nicole from Sun Vibes SUP