Astotin Lake - Elk Island National Park

Astotin Lake


Trip Type:

 Flatwater, Day trip

Detailed Trip Rating:

1B1 Click here for explanation of the trip rating

Experience Level:


Water Class:


Trip Description:

From the parking area, we'll head down to the canoe launch (or beach, for kayaks). We'll check out the many bays and varied vegetation of this lake, find lots of ducks, geese, gulls, terns and coots (mostly the waterfowl kind), and perhaps the nests of some brook sticklebacks (fish).

Bring a lunch, although we may have to settle for a grassy spot because the picnic tables fill up fast.

Note: National Park admission fee or Park Pass is required for this paddle

Note: Provincial Health Regulations limit participation to 9 people plus the Trip Coordinator.  Contact the Trip Coordinator to register your spot

Suitable Boats

(see notes)

Open Canoe - Yes

Covered Canoe - Yes

Touring Kayak - Yes

Rec Kayak - Yes

Whitewater Kayak – No

Meeting Point:

Astotion Lake boat launch

Trip Coordinator:

Frank Geddes

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Call: (780) 481-4756


Trips are open to all current Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club members.

Touring Kayak - Typically 12 feet long or more and 24" wide or less, with front and rear water tight compartments for flotation and storage, defined keel

Rec Kayak - Typically less than 12 feet long, often greater than 24" wide, with one or no water tight compartments, may or may not have a keel

Whitewater Kayak - Typically less than 10', no watertight compartments, no keel


Location information

Astotin Lake

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