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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.