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Elk Island National Park of Canada

Canoeing, Kayaking, and Sailing

Non-motorized boating on Astotin Lake (map) provides a unique opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. You may have the privilege of encountering Red-necked grebes, common loons, American white pelicans, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, and a multitude of ducks. Remember that nesting birds are very sensitive to disturbance and should be viewed from a distance. The Park does not rent boats, however, if you bring your own we have a boat launch available at the north end of the Astotin Lake Area. Fires and camping are not permitted on the islands of Astotin Lake.

Canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals are available, in the Astotin Lake area of Elk Island National Park. On-site rentals are available on weekends and statutory holidays from May to October.