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Where to Rent a Canoe or Kayak in Yellowknife

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Where do you rent a Canoe or Kayak in Yellowknife?

I have seen the question come up a few times this summer, most recently earlier this week. Where can someone rent a canoe or kayak in Yellowknife?

Well, there are two different places, that I know of. Both are locally owned and operated and I trust both equally. Ironically the price to rent from both places is the same, so in my opinion it doesn’t matter which one you go to. The only deciding factor might be who has what available.

The first is Narwal Adventures, they are located down on back bay and you could easily launch into the water right from their front yard. The second place is Overlander Sports and they are considered the all-in-one sports shop for Yellowknife. They provider equipment for almost every sport out there. They are located in downtown Yellowknife and have been in business for over 25 years, all 25 owned and operated by the same people.

Like I mentioned in the show, Yellowknife is surrounded by many lakes perfect for taking a paddle, but be safe. There are also some routes for the more adventurous ones. According to websites, canoe and kayak rentals start at $45/day and go up from there to 7 day for $200.

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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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