Maligne Lake Canoeing
Both canoeing and kayaking are a fantastic way to enjoy the wilderness setting of Maligne Lake at a leisurely pace. Some paddlers bring their own craft, but most rent from the boathouse, on the lakeshore in front of the day lodge. For those with little or no paddling experience, canoes are easier to get and out of, and have more room to store gear. The advantage of renting a kayak is the extra stability and speed. Within easy paddling distance of the boathouse are a number of picturesque bays—the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch. Before heading out onto the lake, be sure to check weather forecasts and try and stay as close to the shoreline as possible.
Canoes can be rented at the Curly Phillips Boathouse, a provincial historic site dating to 1929, for $30 per hour or $90 per day. Rowboats and single kayaks go for $35 per hour and $100 per day while double kayaks are $45 and $110, respectively.