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Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoe, Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals

All rentals meet at the Sundog Trading Post
4 Lessard Drive in Old Town

Enjoy Yellowknife on the water with a canoe, kayak and stand-up paddle board rental! Canoes are 16′ in length and can seat up to 2 paddlers. All canoes come with skid plates and knee pads. Our sea kayaks are 16′ in length and seat 1 paddler each. We also have two double kayaks that are sit-on-top. Our SUP’s are inflatable 8′ long boards.

Canoe rentals include 2 lifejackets with whistles, 2 paddles + one spare, 1 bailer, and 1 throw bag. Kayak rentals include a 1 lifejacket with whistle, 1 kayak paddle, 1 throw bag. Our SUP rentals include a lifejacket and paddle.

Rentals are $95 for a full day, $60 for a half day (4 hrs) and $40 for 2hrs. Available from 10am – 8pm. Our staff will meet you on-site and provide you with a safety briefing and all the necessary equipment to enjoy your time on the water.
For multi-day canoe and kayak rentals, please contact Jackpine Paddle.

Please read our FAQ below for more information and to prepare you for your time on the water.

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What should I bring with me for my canoe or kayak rental?

We recommend dressing for the weather and bringing a full water bottle. It helps to have shoes or sandals you can get wet to make it easier for you to get in & out of the canoes or kayaks. If you are planning to bring your camera, phone, or other valuables that cannot get wet, please come with a small drybag or ziploc bags to keep them in. 

Can I rent canoes and kayaks overnight or transport them to another lake?

For multi-day rentals, or offsite rentals, please contact Jackpine Paddle

What are my responsibilities as the renter?

If the rental equipment is not returned in satisfactory condition with an unreasonable amount of wear and tear as determined by Sundog/Jackpine Paddle Staff, the client accepts responsibility for replacement at full market price of an equivalent product, including shipping and GST. Some examples of unreasonable wear and tear include deep gouges, punctures for cracks in the hull, visible damage to the gunnels, seats, yoke or thwarts, and deformation of the hull including creases, seams and bulges. The client agrees to avoid paddling in wind/water conditions that are beyond their skill level. 

Sundog/Jackpine Paddle requires a personal floatation device (lifejacket) to be worn at all times while on or near the water while using our equipment during tours, lessons or rentals. CSA or Transport Canada approved PFD’s are supplied with every boat, tour or lesson. All boat rentals also include buoyant heaving line (15m), a bailer, and a sound-signaling device (a whistle) to comply with Transport Canada regulations. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure these items are in the kayak or canoe when on the water.

Where do we meet you?

All our rentals are located at the Sundog Trading Post (4 Lessard Drive).

Is there parking on-site?

There is limited parking on-site. We recommend parking at the base of Pilot’s Monument where there is designated parking. Otherwise there is street parking available in Old Town.