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Novice Paddling

Novice Paddling

A relaxing day on calm waters

From mild to wild, the Northwest Territories has every kind of freshwater adventure you can imagine. If you're just starting out, you couldn't have picked a better place to try this most iconic Canadian activity. Pretty well anywhere you go in the Northwest Territories has easy lake or river access, all you need to do is learn a few strokes, make sure your boat has all the necessary safety equipment (PFDs, a throw rope, a bailer) and launch your canoe from the nearest dock or beach.

Paddle around Yellowknife's Back Bay or iconic Houseboat Bay, or pack your overnight supplies for a canoe camping trip. Paddling the waterways of the North is one of the best ways to experience this beautiful landscape.

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