ESCAPE THE CITY™ CANOE PADDLE + DINING ADVENTURE
A Canadian Signature Experience.
Your once-in-a-lifetime Canadian Signature Experience begins with a leisurely Toronto Harbour paddle to the beautiful Toronto Islands in a heritage Voyageur 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.
Once we land at the Islands, your crew will present an amazing meal of wild-foraged ingredients, local meats, fish, salads – paired with Ontario artisan cheeses, handmade charcuterie, house-made breads, all prepared by Top Chef Canada All-Star, Chef Andrea Nicholson.
Plus, save room for local Ontario pastries and delicious sweet bites for dessert.
As the beautiful summer evening winds down, paddle back to the city, taking in the magnificent sunset and skyline view from the water. Our departure will also be timed to enjoy the stunning sight of jets taking off and landing at Billy Bishop airport.
A truly unforgettable Canadian experience.
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NOTE: Due to harbour safety and sailing schedules, our Canoe paddle leaves the dock at 6PM sharp, no exceptions. Please insure enough time to arrive 15-20 mins. early, and please consider all traffic, parking and Rogers Centre + Air Canada Centre events on your travel time.
- A nationally recognized Canadian Signature Experience.
- Experience nature within the city.
- Unforgettable views of Toronto and the Island.
- Multi-course locally sourced meal.
- Our most unique culinary adventure.
- $150 Adult | $125 Senior 60+ | $125 Children 6-12
DURATION 3.5 HOURS
Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre
- 283A Queens Quay West (beside Police Marina)
Bring your appetite, our Food Tours + Adventures have you more than covered for Food + Drink. Bring a camera (or charged phone) for pics + memories. Bring your questions, we love sharing stories and recommendations for great places to eat + drink.
As for pace, while we set-up our Food Tours + Adventures with all our partners in advance, as small independent businesses, our partners will be busy juggling their regular customers and our tours, so we may face a tiny wait or eat standing at certain (small) stops. It’s part of our commitment to supporting local food, and showcasing the best eats, sips and bites of the city.
All our Food Tours run Rain, Snow or Shine, so please dress for the weather. Only our Escape the City: Canoe Paddle + Dining Adventure is subject to weather cancelation. We recommend purchasing TicketGuardian protection if you think you might be affected by weather or travel changes.
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 and their STORY – so ultimately their most delicious food + drink.
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. Dietary concerns + allergies must be highlighted in advance with your ticket purchase.
If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES, or questions please email us or speak to our Ticket Team before purchasing tickets for any of our Food Tours or Culinary Adventures.
Children, 6 and older, can join our Esape the City: Canoe Paddle + Culinary Adventure if they can swim and/or have had previous canoe paddle experience. If you have any questions about this adventure for your family, contact us directly.
All Culinary Adventure Co. Food Tours + Adventures are 100% REFUNDABLE, up to 1 hour before departure for a nominal fee, from our partner TicketGuardian, based on their rules + regulations. When you purchase your Culinary Adventure Co. tickets, you’ll have the option to opt-in to protect tickets or opt-out of coverage. Your choice, your comfort.
If you choose NOT to protect your tickets, they will be non-refundable, however, if you notify Culinary Adventure Co. or Eztix (our Ticketing Team) in advance (min. 48 hours) your tickets can be converted to an e-Certificate or exchanged for a new date (based on availability) – for no charge.
Culinary Adventure Co. is an independent family-owned + operated business who has worked very hard since 2010, to be the most trusted Food Tour company in Canada.
We are a group of restaurant owners, chefs, cooks, artisan food producers and dynamic food service professionals, and no matter where you enjoy our experiences – Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Charlottetown or Halifax – you know you’ll be taken care of by a LOCAL PASSIONATE TEAM. 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.