Balsam Lake Provincial Park – Canoe, Kayak & Paddleboard

⚠️ Don’t forget to check Balsam Lake park alerts before traveling. Advisories include boil water advisories, fire bans, beach conditions and a whole lot more useful information that might impact your visit.

Sunrise at Balsam Lake Provincial Park Beach CC-BY-2.0

Facebook and Website Links

Balsam Lake Official website
Balsam Lake Official Facebook

Contact Information

Phone: 705-454-3324
Address: 2238 County Road 48
K0M 2B0
Opening and Closing: May 13, 2022 to October 31, 2022
Balsam Lake Gatehouse: Latitude: 44.62555, Longitude: -78.85738

If you’re looking for information about camping or hiking at this park, we have more information on our partner website – Balsam Lake

Canoe & Kayak

Explore the Balsam Lake shoreline, and for the kayak fisherfolk, expect Walleye, Muskellunge, plus Large and Small Mouth Bass.

This park has a “Learn to Fish program” it’s a free practical program that includes a real fishing experience. Visit for more information and availability.

Paddle Safely

  1. Plan ahead and check with the park for any specific knowledge you’ll need.
  2. Be weather aware before and during your adventure, no matter how short.
  3. Have a plan, and make sure people know where you are going and when you’ll be back.
  4. Avoid traveling alone, especially if you’re a novice.
  5. Wear your Personal Flotation Device (PFD), don’t just carry it.
  6. Attach a good quality whistle to your PFD (no little balls/peas).
  7. Carry a cell phone or radio (in a waterproof bag that floats).
  8. Carry safety equipment kit, including buoyant towline, bailer, and waterproof flashlight.
  9. Recommended are change of clothing/waterproof clothing in a dry sack.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats are available to rent on the beach. Rentals include PFDs.

Where to Launch

Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards can easily be launched from the beach. Alternatively, there is a boat launch.

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