Our Paddling Friends

Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia
CKNS is the official voice of recreational paddling in the province of Nova Scotia. We have developed several strategies for supporting and encouraging recreational paddling:
  • Instruction
  • Paddling resources
  • Route maintenance
  • Recreational area and environmental protection through advocacy
  • Promotion through displays and event hosting
Night of Adventure is a speaker series that hosts events with presenters recounting tales of their human powered expeditions.  They also have a podcast featuring speakers at the events.

Outdoor Resources in Atlantic Canada

Old Creel Canoe & Kayak is proud to be affiliated with a number of knowledgeable, experienced outdoor resources throughout the Atlantic Canada Region. Learn more about our partners below!


    North River Kayak Tours

    North River Kayak Tours has provided safe and amazingly fun kayak tours of Cape Breton Island for the past 20 years. A multi-award winning business with numerous television, magazine and media accolades, North River Kayak Tours is sure to please every member of your family. This is a must for anyone wanting a fresh and exciting kayaking experience on one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit North River Kayak Tours online for more information.

    Adventure & Safety Atlantic

    Blair Doyle is an expert in wilderness safety and outdoor recreation activities, including kayaking and canoeing. He instructs and practices what he preaches as a Search and Rescue Responder (SAR). To find out more about Blair’s courses, visit Adventure & Safety Atlantic.

    Pleasant Paddling

    Pleasant Paddling has offered kayak rentals and guide services through Lunenburg Harbour, Blue Rocks and The Ovens sea caves and surrounding waters for more than 5 years. Explore a world heritage site from the water to make memories that will last a lifetime. Pleasant Paddling is found right on Lunenburg’s waterfront. Some of the area’s best paddling can be done here in beautiful scenery and on calm, clear waters. Learn more by visiting Pleasant Paddling today.

    East Coast Outfitters

    East Coast Outfitters is a community based eco-tourism operation based near Halifax, NS. They specialize in guided sea kayaking tours and lessons as well as equipment rentals. Whether you’re in town for a conference, travelling through on vacation or live in the area, we have something for everyone. Come visit East Coast Outfitters: it’s where Halifax paddles!

    Eagle North Kayak

    Adventure awaits at the top of the island! As a family operated sea kayak rental and tour service right off the Cabot Trail near the top of Cape Breton Island, Eagle North Kayak offers exciting adventures through pristine beaches, rich marshes and to other beautiful destinations throughout the area. Eagle North Kayak offers more information about their services online.

    Cape LaHave Adventures

    Specializing in eco-tours of the North Atlantic region, Cape LaHave Adventures is proud to help outdoor enthusiasts connect with and experience the grandeur of the Maritimes region. As of 2014, they offer half-day, full-day and multi-day tours for your convenience.

    Coastal Adventures

    Coastal Adventures is one of Atlantic Canada’s foremost sea kayaking operations. For more than 30 years, they’ve offered safe and informative coastal paddling excursions. Visit Coastal Adventures online for more information on their services!

    NovaShores Adventures

    Join our sea kayaking tours on the largest tides on earth of the Bay of Fundy along Cape Chignecto Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Our location has a fascinating geology and an incredible marine ecosystem to explore. You’ll find the highest tides in the world, towering cliffs with sea stacks, arches and caves to investigate with NovaShores Adventures.

    Canoe to the Sea

    Annual paddling event on the Shubenacadie River / Canal.  Canoe to the Sea

    Awesome Local Non-Profit Organizations