March 16, 2024

Exciting Water sports To Try In Canada

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Canada has an impressive array of rivers and lakes, and some of the most stunning coasts in the world. This makes it one of the best countries to try water sports. Below are five water sports you can try in Canada and the best places to experience them.

Paddle boarding
Paddle boarding has become very popular in recent years. It is a hybrid of surfing and paddling - you sit or stand on a large board and direct yourself using a long paddle. 

There are endless places to go paddle boarding in Canada, but British Columbia tends to be the hotspot - sporting the highest concentration of paddleboard rental companies. For some scenic coastal paddle boarding, try Jericho Beach in Vancouver. The calm waters make this the perfect place to paddle. For some urban exploration, why not try paddle boarding in Victoria BC? This city is known for its stunning harbours and waterfronts, which you can view from the water by renting a paddle board.

White water rafting
White water rafting involves navigating rapids on a raft. It has an element of danger to it that can make it a little too scary for some people, however for others this can be part of the thrill. 

It's important to use a professional white water rafting company who will take stringent safety precautions. Ottawa River in Ontario is probably the most renowned location for white water rafting in Canada and has some of the highest rated companies. However, there are many other rivers where you can get some impressive rapids and experience white water rafting such as Kicking Horse River outside Banff.

Kayaking can be a great way to explore rivers and lakes. You can do it alone or as a group, and it can be done leisurely or as a workout. Lake Louise in Banff National Park tends to score highly in lists of best kayaking locations in Canada due to its scenic location in the Rocky Mountains. Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is also a fantastic place to explore by kayak. For those in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton is a popular choice.

Flyboarding involves using a hydroflighting device that propels you into the air. It's like having a water jetpack under your feet and is a great activity for thrillseekers. One of the best places to try flyboarding is actually the waters around Toronto, where you can take flyboarding classes and learn from some of the best flyboarders in the country. Turkey Point near Niagara Falls is also a great location to try flyboarding.

Canada's coastline include many popular surf spots. This is a water sport that everyone should try in their lifetime. Tofino in British Columbia is often viewed as the surf capital of Canada due to its great waves and array of surf schools. However, there are plenty of equally fantastic surf spots on the opposite side of the country including Lawrencetown Beach near Halifax in Nova Scotia. You can even go surfing in the Great Lakes!

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