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The Explorers: Paddle the Painted Landscapes | Canadian Canoe Culture

Canoeing through the Barron Canyon in east Algonquin Provincial Park, its striking landscapes inspired the art of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Paddling in Ontario’s wilderness inspires creativity and connection, experience the artistic connection.

Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over 200 lakes, countless rivers and heritage waterways in Ontario, we are connected by and to water and the Canoe is a symbol of that relationship.

Discover the different ways Ontarian have connected to our natural environment, each other and themselves through paddling. This film captures the human connection and bond created by Canada’s well-known craft & symbol, the canoe. Through the stories of five paddlers across the province of Ontario, Canada – a majestic background both in it’s landscape & history – the film underscores the strength of the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections.

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The canoe is one of the seven wonders of Canada. It stands for everything Canadian. Historically, it connected the Indigenous, English and French cultures. Without the canoe, there would be no Canada.  We invite you and a friend to come and help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in Ontario with an Ultimate Canadian Canoe Culture Adventure of your choice.

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