Ten of the best places to sail in Canada this autumn


The stunning backdrop of Canada’s wild, natural landscape is perfect for exploring this autumn, why not take to the water in some of the best places to sail in Canada.

One of the things that makes Canada so special, is that it has real seasons.

The summers are warm and the winters are cold. Spring is fresh and autumn is, well, autumnal.

If you take a peek at social media during this season, it’s clear to see that Autumn is the millennials favourite season – as it is full of warm colours, pumpkin spice and Halloween!

Autumn – or fall – in Canada is a truly spectacular sight. Especially when seen from the water.

Have an autumnal adventure in some of Canada’s most beautiful boating destinations. Jump in and have fun. Get back to nature by breathing the crisp, fresh air and marvelling at the wonderful fall colours.

Muskoka, Ontario

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Muskoka offers visitors a blend of relaxation and excitement. The so-called Hampton’s of the North is a perfect destination to unwind, and sail in paradise.

Considering the lakes have a reputation as a celebrity hang out, there are always plenty of dockside parties so you will never be too far from the action.

Okanagan Lake, British Columbia

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This breathtaking area is perfect for those who enjoy a glass of wine from time to time.

Located in BC’s premier wine region, there are numerous award-winning wineries to take your pick from. The lake is perfect for water sports and power boating.

Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec

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The historic region of Chaudière-Appalaches has over 350 years of heritage.

The region encompasses Lake St Francois, St. Lawrence River and the St Lawrence Water Trail.

Why not take a heritage cruise to see the sights and history of the area, from the water.

Kootenay Lake, British Columbia

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As the largest natural body of fresh water in Southern BC, the lake is a hotspot for fishing and boating.

Fishing enthusiasts flock to the lake where the world’s largest rainbow trout ever recorded was found, to try and hook themselves a big one.

Algonquin Park, Ontario

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The stunning scenery of Algonquin Park is awe-inspiring in the autumn.

The famous paintings of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven highlight the picturesque nature of the area. The panoramic views can’t be beaten as you cruise along the water.

North Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan

This area, known by many as the ‘Paris of the Prairies’ is home to more than 1000 waterways.

The historically significant North Saskatchewan River is a perfect location to spot some of the diverse wildlife such as beavers, bald eagles and kingfishers.

Rideau Canal, Ontario

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A World Heritage Site since 2007, a visit Rideau Canal’s unique scenery is a must throughout autumn.

Boaters can cruise along the 202 kilometres of water and along North America’s oldest operating canal. Presently, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the 2017 Seasonal Lockage Permit is free!

Northumberland Strait, Maritimes

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As the only body of water that embraces all three Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, there is plenty to see here.

Packed with historical and cultural attractions, for those who wish to experience the true essence of the area. Coupled with the scenic views of The Northumberland Strait, where if you are lucky you may even see a whale!

Point Pelee, Ontario

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The magnificent boating destination on the southernmost tip of mainland Canada is awash with natural beauty.

In autumn, this area is a hotspot for those eager to catch a glimpse of some of the hundreds of migrating birds and butterflies that migrate across Lake Erie.

Whiteshell, Manitoba

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This fishing paradise is famous for its abundance of pike, smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch.

Enjoy a golden moment, gazing across the lake at the Fallgold Ash trees that turn, as their name suggests, gold in fall.

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