Celebrate Tom Thomson’s limitless legacy by walking in the shoes and paddling in the path of Canada’s most celebrated painter.


Prior to his untimely death, Tom Thomson was a Canoe Lake resident for several years between 1914 and 1917. This guided trip aims to explore the Canoe Lake surroundings where Tom Thomson lived 100 years ago. The tour allows paddlers to envision the Algonquin Park that was and how it has evolved since Tom Thomson’s time. This tour is ideal for both Tom Thomson enthusiasts and those seeking to explore the inspirational beauty of Algonquin Park.

At 10:00AM, you’ll be greeted by an experienced guide who will give an orientation talk about Algonquin Park and provide thorough instructions on canoeing. The adventure begins in your lightweight Kevlar canoe as you paddle your way through the majesty and serenity of Algonquin. It’s always exciting to view local wildlife and learn about historical points of interest along the way. We break for a tasty shoreline lunch and then paddle our way back. The trip finishes back at The Portage Store at 3:30 pm.


  • Canoe, paddles and life vest included
  • Expert Guide
  • 20% off Restaurant Discount

Rates and Policies

Rates: $49.95 per person. For children under 14, deduct 50%.

2017 Schedule

  • July 1st to Sept 3rd 2017: Daily

Bring the following to better enjoy your trip:

  • running shoes
  • camera
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • hat

Appropriate clothing for the days weather conditions are recommended