Exploring Niagara’s Waterways.
Niagara Kayak is a locally owned and operated kayak rental business in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Niagara Kayak Rentals was founded in the Fall of 2013, we are a family owned and operated business providing scenic kayak excursions on Niagara’s waterways.
We now have a team of 11 staff, and we operate from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week, from late May through the end of October. Our team consists of highly skilled paddling enthusiasts, ranging from Paddle Canada Level 1 Guides, to full Flatwater Instructors.
We are a mobile Kayaking service, meaning we meet you at the launch site of your choice and provide you with everything you need including a tutorial on safety and basic kayaking instructions. We even pick you up down river. All you have to do is show up. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you with everything you need to be in the water paddling.
At Niagara Kayak, we customize your paddling experience.
Whether you are seeking family fun on the Niagara waterways, a romantic paddle at sunset, or a corporate team-building outing, Niagara Kayak can tailor a paddling experience you will never forget.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a well-preserved 19th-century village, with its charming inns, upscale restaurants and elegant architecture, is the heart of Ontario’s wine region. Home to the world class theatre the Shaw Festival, boutique shopping, glamorous hotels, and historical sites.
The Town received an official status in 1781 when it became known as Newark, a British military site and haven for British loyalists fleeing the United States in the volatile aftermath of the American Revolution. Later, it changed names again, this time to Niagara.
Niagara was named the first capital of Upper Canada (now the province of Ontario), and the first provincial parliament was convened at Navy Hall in 1792 by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe.
During the War of 1812, the capital was moved to York (later to be renamed as Toronto) so as to be farther from the areas of combat.
The Town played a central part in the War or 1812. It was taken by American forces after a two day bombardment by cannons from Fort Niagara and the American Fleet, followed by a bloody battle.
Later in the war the Town was razed and burnt to the ground by American soldiers as they withdrew to Fort Niagara. Undaunted by this setback, the citizens rebuilt the Town after the War, with the residential quarter around Queen Street and toward King Street, where the new Court House was rebuilt out of firing range of the cannons of Fort Niagara.
In the 1880′s, the Town was renamed as Niagara-on-the-Lake to avoid confusion with Niagara Falls. The central part is referred to as Old Town or Old Niagara.
The Niagara River is also home to the most diverse gatherings of gulls and migrating birds in the world, and is considered a globally significant bird area by conservation groups.