Canoeing / Paddling

Experience the beauty of TRCA parks by water. Enjoy the freedom and tranquility of paddling the lakes as you take in the breathtaking beauty of the natural surroundings — and maybe even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.

Non-motorized boats are welcomed at Heart Lake Conservation Area and Indian Line Campground. Both parks are conveniently accessible to residents and visitors in the Greater Toronto Area.

Rowboats and Paddle boats are available for rent at Heart Lake.

TRCA canoeing - Paddle the Don

Canoeing / Paddling: Water Safety Rules

  • Life jackets or personal floatation devices must be worn by all persons while on the water. Make sure yours fits well and it is fastened properly.
  • Always stay seated while in a boat or canoe.
  • If a thunderstorm or lightning is approaches, leave the water immediately.
  • TRCA does not permit the use of motorized watercraft of any sort.
  • Inflatable rafts or devices are prohibited unless marked with D.O.T. approval.
  • No diving or swimming from any water craft.
  • All boaters must stay within the designated areas.
  • Persons renting equipment must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • No “horseplay” in any water craft.
  • Weight and capacity restrictions on all water craft must be adhered to.
  • Fishing from pedal boats is prohibited.
  • Boating is permitted during daytime hours of operation only.
  • For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, please review the boating rules posted.

canoeing and paddling at TRCA parks

Rental Fees

*Plus HST

Pedal or row boat* $14.00 per hour

*Limited quantities. Available from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm during operation times. Drivers license or deposit required. Boats include life vests.


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