The Canadian Canoe Foundation is a registered charity that develops watershed-health projects that culminate in youth environmental leadership canoe-trips. Our  participants return to their communities as Water Leaders, educating and motivating their family and friends about environmental issues in their watershed and what citizens can do to work towards solutions.

The Foundation partners with environmental organizations who are working to protect the lakes and rivers we travel. Our youth participants get an on-the-water education about the work that is being done to protect Canada's water resources and are provided opportunities to become active in the conservation work of our partnering organizations.

Please explore our site to find out more about our programs and how you could find yourself exploring Canada by canoe this summer!


We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who have expressed their support for the aims and objectives of the Canadian Canoe Foundation.

Project supporters


Summer 2014 and 2015 Programs

During the summer of 2014, the Canadian Canoe Foundation worked with a wide-host of organizations to run watershed education programs across Canada.

Visit our Facebook page to access photos and our Picture and Video gallery to access photos and project summaries!

(AUGUST 1-10, 2014)

Our marquee project for 2014 saw youth from across the country join us for a water conference in Winnipeg followed by a week-long environmental education canoe trip on the Bloodvein River.

Special guest on the canoe trip? 
Canadian musician Kathleen Edwards!  -----> 

Visit the Bloodvein River project page to learn more about the project.




We are working to secure funding for our summer 2015 projects!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation!  Thank you for your support!



We are working with partners across the country to develop innovative youth environmental and cultural education canoe trip programs.  Projects under development include:

  • Fraser River (BC)
  • Athabasca River (AB)
  • St. John (NB)
  • Gatineau River (QC) *

*An environmental and cultural education project in partnership with members from the community of Kitigan Zibi, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Friends of the Gatineau River.



For a text description and visual summary of our previous projects (2010-2014) please visit our Picture and Video Gallery.