Kayaking in Manitoba
Find a welcome home for your kayak on Manitoba`s rivers along with the big waters of Lake Winnipeg. Explore the rugged shoreline and marshes of Hecla Island. Gently manoeuvre your kayak among a pod of beluga whales in Churchill.
Play for days on the gushing waters of Sturgeon Falls and the Whitemouth River. Short or long, touring or whitewater, kayaks are at home in Manitoba.
Meander through intimate watery pathways in the marshes of Hecla Island Provincial Park, 200 km north of Winnipeg. Navigate alongside the rocky cliffs of the mainland and glide past heron rookeries. Experienced ocean kayakers take to Lake Winnipeg’s open and unpredictable waters to explore the park’s remote islands – Black, Deer, Punk, Little Punk and Goose. Cap off your day with a visit to the restored Icelandic Hecla Village.
Turn your kayak to Manitoba’s far north to land in the massive Hudson Bay. Paddle gently alongside the playful and charming beluga whales in the Churchill River estuary. Delight in their seemingly inquisitive expressions and smooth white bodies slipping through the water.
Known worldwide for polar bears in winter, Churchill goes beluga each summer, with over three thousand whales coming to visit.
Combine a narrow channel and a serious drop in elevation to make Sturgeon Falls on the Winnipeg River your choice playboating spot. Find out why Ken Whiting, former world freestyle kayaking champion, named these falls one of the Top 10 places to paddle in North America.
Camp nearby and play for days. Mix it up at Cooks Falls on the Whitemouth River, a destination that will satisfy playboaters of all skill levels.