Canoeing & Kayaking
Port Elgin is an ideal destinations to base any kind of paddling adventure from. With our harbour and calm bays it is an excellent paddling choice for lake paddleing or on the Saugeen River.
NOTE: You can paddle from Hanover to through Port Elgin and on to Southampton in three days. Although a fourth day allows time to explore the towns of Walkerton and Paisley or the conservation areas along the way.
You can access the lake and river at many points. Rental equipment, shuttle and tour services are available in many places by local outfitters.
The Saugeen River Canoe Route: The Saugeen River empties into Lake Huron at Southampton. You can canoe this historic and picturesque river from Hanover, through Walkerton and Paisley then on to Southampton.
Check out the official The Saugeen River Canoe Route on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority's web site. http://www.svca.on.ca/canoe.php