Hot This Week: Paddling

Canoeing, kayaking, and the recently trendy stand up paddleboarding. These paddle sports will get you out in nature, take you on an adventure, and if with a group, will create great memories.

The Eastman Region has the perfect locations for all your paddling needs! From gear rentals, tours and trainers, to spectacular waterways and scenery. Whether you want to get your heart pumping by braving the thousands of kilometres of wild whitewater rivers and waterways or gently cruise along at one of the hundreds of tranquil lakes and soothing channels that lay in the Eastman, they’re waiting for you here.

Where to Paddle in the Eastman

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Pinawa Channel

If you are a novice paddler, then Pinawa Channel is the perfect place to plan your paddle experience! With astonishing sights like the Pinawa Suspension Bridge, steep rock cliffs, wildlife, and, of course, Old Pinawa Historic Dam ruins.

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Day of kayaking with @marissahorner. #pinawachannel #wealmostdied #novicemyass #rapids #kayaking #pinawa #thatviewtho

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A perfect day to explore #Pinawa. #pinawachannel #suspensionbridge #blueskies #reflection @exploremanitoba #ExploreMB

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Brokenhead River

If you want to start testing your whitewater skills, then the Brokenhead River is the perfect spot for you. With slow-moving water mixed with fifteen Class I rapids, this is a great way to sharpen your skills and become a better paddler.

And the sights aren’t bad on the eyes either; Twisting through Great Woods Park and Campground, cottages, farms, and plenty of forests so you don’t miss out on the wildlife.

 

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It goes without saying that we hit almost every rock in the river

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Paddle.

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Had a great day kayaking today #kayaking #brokenhead #river #iphone7 #blonde #inspomb

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Caddy Lake

To venture into Caddy Lake, some experience in paddling would be best. With swift currents in the rock tunnels and choppy waves occurring at times . . . but it is definitely worth it!

Caddy Lake probably has one of the most interesting history. The two tunnels that are on this route is one of Manitoba’s best sights to be seen. The rock caves were a result of building two main railroads.

 

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They see me rowin’. They hatin’

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Roseau River

If you need a challenging river, Roseau River will surely test your limits. Providing the perfect chance to go whitewater canoeing, and face Class I and some Class II rapids.

 

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Fall colors on the Roseau River

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Great times kayaking the Roseau River this weekend @jfort12

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another day another hike🍂

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Rat River

This semi-challenging river is best if you have dealt with fast waters and fallen trees just above or below the surface. While on your paddle adventure, you can expect to see majestic animals like deer, a variety of birds, snapping turtles, and more; and incredible landscapes and natural beauty.

Whitemouth River

The Whitemouth River has a little bit of everything. With smooth, calming waters that provide natural seclusion and gives you time to take in nature and wildlife. There are also several rapids (Class 1-3) along the river, so if you are looking for a more action-packed trip, this is the place for you.

These are just a few places in the Eastman that you can experience a fantastic day of paddling. Find your perfect destination for your paddle adventure!

Guided Tours

Nature’s Edge Tourism

If you want to try something new, then try out Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Nature’s Edge Tourism does lessons for basic and advance SUP skills, so whether you’re a newbie trying it out or a pro who wants to sharpen their skills, Nature’s Edge Tourism is the place to check out!

You can even partake in their corporate sessions! If your team needs to regroup and connect, SUP is the best way to do it!

Nature’s Edge Tourism offers tours and lessons at La Salle, St. Malo Provincial Park, Whiteshell Provincial Park, St. Georges, Powerview Pine Falls, Morden, and St. Leon. Stay up to date with their tour events and see if they will be visiting your community!

Their group tours vary from Mild to Wild with different activities happening in each event – like their Women’s Maskwa Adventure Tours happening on August 8 and 9. A day full of water wellness, canoeing, kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and storytelling.

You can even stay active in the winter months with Nature’s Edge Tourism by participating in snowshoeing with them! Explore the winter wonderlands of Manitoba, whether it’s the prairie lands, Rivershore, or woodland magic.

Wild Harmony Canoe Adventures

For the past ten years, Wild Harmony Canoe Adventures has been dedicated to teaching you canoe skills, starting with the basics and slowly working to more advanced techniques.

They offer day or multi-day canoe tours in Winnipeg, Southeastern Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario, creating a variety of unique sights and landscapes and experiencing different skill levels. But a few things remain the same for wherever you go for your canoe adventure – you’ll always have a whole load of fun!

Bigfoot Paddleboarding and Rafting

Don’t have your equipment for paddleboarding, rafting, or tubing? No problem! Visit Bigfoot Paddleboarding and Rafting for your water adventure!

Rent out a paddleboard to explore the Whitemouth River, or enjoy the flatwater water of Whiteshell Provincial Park!

Go rafting on the Whitemouth River for a mix of leisurely wildlife viewing along the river and heart-thumping adventure of Class 1 and 3 rapids.

Who doesn’t love tubing? It’s relaxing, fun, and a great way to spend the afternoon with your family! After, you can enjoy Bigfoot Paddleboarding and Rafting’s BBQ and picnic area for a delicious lunch.

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