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Your one-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure begins with a leisurely Toronto Harbour paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage voyager Canoe, a replica of those used by early Canadian settlers.  Explore Toronto’s Bird Sanctuary, paddle past beautiful sailboats and yacht clubs all while we hear about the natural geography and history of the area.

As the beautiful summer evening winds down, paddle back to the city, taking in the magnificent skyline view from the water. Our departure will also be timed to enjoy the stunning sights of jets taking off and landing at Billy Bishop airport.

Once back on “terre firma”, relax and tuck into your amazing meal of wild-foraged ingredients, local meats, fish, salads – paired with Ontario Artisan Cheeses, Handmade Charcuterie, House-made Breads and more. Plus, save room for local Ontario pastries and delicious sweet bites for dessert.

Enjoy your meal, on the edge of the city harbour, in the shadow of an Inuksuk, and watch the beautiful colours of the sun set over the island, and the dynamic dots of kayaks across the harbour … you will immediately forget we are in the centre of Canada’s largest city.

A truly unforgettable Canadian experience.

plus, other special nights. Check our Event Calendar for full availability.

MAY to MID-AUGUST | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
MID-AUGUST to SEPTEMBER | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Adults $149 /pp + HST
Kids (10-14) $129 /pp + HST
Children less than 10 are unfortunately not permitted.

– 283A Queens Quay West | Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (beside Police Marina)

– Yes, you have to paddle. It’s fun and easy. Don’t worry.
– Tour runs in light Rain. May be rescheduled for high winds.
– Paid Parking available at the Raddison Admiral or on Queens Quay north of the meeting point.
– Price includes all Food, Canoe and Paddle / PFD rentals.
– Your Culinary Tour + Canoe Guides gratuities always graciously accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Culinary Adventure Co. experiences have been designed to highlight the best and most signature items from each of our vendors, shops and restaurants. Our partners showcase what they LOVE – their STORY – and ultimately the most delicious food/drink they want to share with our guests.

While we can accommodate severe food allergies (i.e. nuts, shellfish), Vegetarians and those who do not drink Alcohol, we cannot make substitutions for any other dietary concerns such as Gluten-Free, Celiac, Dairy-Free or Vegan.

Our approach is three-fold,

1) we host dozens of guests on our multiple Food Tours and Culinary Adventures each day, so selections need to be the absolute most iconic and best, while staying consistent for each visit,

2) many of our vendors don’t offer dietary substitutions, and

3) often the substitutions are simply not good enough, and not worthy of a Culinary Adventure Co. experience.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you are Gluten-free, we recommend our Escape the City: Canoe Paddle, Cheese + Cheers Class, Little India Food Tours, as those experiences have the fewest items that contain gluten.

If you are Vegetarian, the best experiences are our Chinatown + Kensington, Riverside + Leslieville, Little India, King + Queen West Brunch Food Tours and/or Escape the City: Canoe Paddle, Uncork the County, Cheese + Cheers, City Mouse or County Mouse.

If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES please email us or speak to our EZTIX ticketing agents before purchasing tickets for any of our food tours or culinary adventures.

Tickets to our tours, classes and adventures are non-refundable but you are more than welcome to send someone in your place. We are sure they will love you for it!

Our Tours run rain or shine, however all locations are fairly close together and the most time we will spend outdoors walking between stops is less than 10 minutes.

Culinary Adventure Co. is an independent family-owned + operated business who has worked very hard since 2010, to be the #1 rated Food + Drink activity on TripAdvisor (Toronto). We are passionate food service professionals, an no matter where you enjoy our experiences (Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston or elsewhere) – you know we’ve done our homework allowing you to taste and discover the best food + drink hidden gems.

Plus, your support of Culinary Adventure Co. allows us to support our partner Mealshare, an organization that offers youth at risk with much needed meals and education. Doing good is good for business.


Your Ultimate Summer Culinary Adventure.