Canoeing & Kayaking
Experience a different view of the park by paddling the shores of our lakes by canoe or kayak. Due to intermittent water supply, canoeing is generally restricted to the lakes of Riding Mountain. During spring runoff or following heavy rain falls, the Whirlpool River and Jackfish Creek may also be navigable. Canoe rentals are available for use on Clear Lake during the summer.
Mandatory watercraft inspections for aquatic invasive species (AIS)
MANDATORY INSPECTIONS are required for motorboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables entering RMNP waters. This includes Clear Lake, South Lake, and all outlying lakes (Deep Lake, Lake Audy, Moon Lake, Whirlpool Lake & Lake Katherine) as well as all streams and rivers. The service is free of charge and watercraft passing inspection will receive a permit from Parks Canada. Inspection schedule