Leisure kayaking is a recreational activity in which participants paddle a small boat. Typically, participants use double-bladed paddles and face forward in a seated position. Being compact and lightweight, kayaks usually hold no more than four people. There are a number of different variations of kayak, including “sit-on-top” kayaks, inflatable kayaks, and vessels which have been fitted with sails. Kayaks are highly adaptable vehicles, which lends to their varied use.
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Argonaut Rowing Club; The Boulevard Club; Hanlan Boat Club; Mississauga Canoe Club; Richmond Hill Canoe Club; Toronto Island Canoe Club; Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Centre IslandToronto IslandsToronto, ON M5J 2E9
Ward's Island BeachWard's IslandToronto, ON M5J
Mississauga Canoe Club31 Front St NMississauga, ON L5H 2E1
The Balmy Beach Canoe Club10 Ashbridges Bay Park RdToronto, ON M4L 3W6
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club1391 Lakeshore Rd WToronto, ON M6K 3C1
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