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Explore lakes aboard a canoe, discovering wildlife along the way right here in Winnipeg.

Lake life in the city

Relax with the sun on your shoulders and the sound of your paddle cutting the water. Paddling a canoe or kayak is a fun, active way to explore our lakes and spot wildlife, all while escaping the stress of city life here in Winnipeg.

Discovering FortWhyte Alive from the water provides a new perspective of the forest and trails that surround the lakes. Float alongside birds taking flight, watch the fish below, or view the deer on the trails at a distance. On the water, you’ll feel the stresses of day-to-day life melt away.


Costs vary depending on equipment rental. When you book a rental through Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures, your admission is included.

FortWhyte Alive members receive a discount on rentals. A discount code will be sent to you by email, or you may contact [email protected] for assistance.

This experience is offered in summer

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Water Safety

You are required to wear a life jacket at all times while on the water at FortWhyte Alive. Life jackets will be provided when you arrive for the start of your rental time and staff are available to assist you with finding one that fits properly.

Personal Watercraft

Personal watercraft and life jackets are not permitted to minimize the risk of invasive species contaminating our lakes or risking the health of our ecosystems.


Rental options

Rental options for on the water include canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, pedal boats, and paddle boards. All are available for rent through FortWhyte Alive’s on-site partner Kendricks Outdoor Adventures with canoes and kayaks available through FortWhyte Alive programming.

See the calendar for upcoming activities.

Child friendly options

Children are welcome to use canoes and pedal boats with an adult.

Youth may use equipment with adult supervision.