Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvas your local waterways with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an introductory kayaking course and a two-hour adventure on the Humber River from Toronto Kayak Adventures (a $50 value).
The aquatic exploits begin with an introduction to kayaking lesson, during which experienced professors of the paddle will review the basics of the vessel and how to navigate it around menacing goslings. From there, clients will take to their watercraft for a tranquil two-hour trek down the Humber River, one of Toronto's major waterways. As guests glide across the waters, they can absorb the sights and sounds of a natural world not seen in big-city life—the sweet coo of the muskrat, the massive wingspan of the carp, or the gambling addiction of the blue heron. Each tour is led by an experienced guide, ensuring maximum safety and scenery-seeing for each kayaker.
Tours usually launch Monday through Wednesday at 6 p.m. and begin and end at an area near the Old Mill TTC subway station, saving clients the trouble of driving, hiking, or pogo-sticking to the outer reaches of Toronto for the trip. Reserve your spot with Toronto Kayak Adventures and propel yourself across the Humber River's oft-changing face.
Contented kayakers on Toronto Kayak Adventures’ self-maintained meetup.com page leave glowing testimonials:
- It feels like you're in the country, but with the convenience of being close to home! The cost is also quite reasonable and the staff are friendly and helpful. – Catherine Legere
- The Guide and staff were efficient and polite and were able to handle minor difficulties without complaint. Our blue heron and red fox escort just added to the delight of the day. – Kristine Maitland
Toronto Adventures Inc.
The team at Toronto Adventures Inc. create winter, summer, spring, or fall fun adventures by taking urbanites out of their condos and A-frames and into the area's nearby-yet-faraway outdoor streams, trails, and forests. In winter, the guides lead groups snowshoeing in the Humber Valley and Copeland Forest, and in warmer months, they glide teams over two rivers for kayaking and canoeing adventures. Paddlers cast gentle ripples over waters that harbour salmon and turtles while admiring shores that shelter deer, foxes, and blue heron.
Summer enthusiasts can also bask in the warm weather by sailing on Lake Ontario in keelboats, staring directly into the sun, or standing astride a paddleboard at Sunnyside Beach. For land lovers, guided hikes explore the Humber and Rouge valleys as well as the Bruce Trail. Toronto Adventures also offers adventure bus trips, dogsledding, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and sailing.