Bonnechere Provincial Park – Canoe & Kayak

⚠️ Don’t forget to check Bonnechere 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.

Day Use Vehicle Permits: because of the popularity of this park, it is one that may need permits to be purchased in advance in order to guarantee park access. This was started in 2021 and will continue in 2022.
If you’re smart, grab the permit before any visit, even mid-week. We found this out the hard way at our local Provincial Park.
You can buy the vehicle permit up to 5 days in advance, which guarantees you access to the park on that day. If you have an annual or season pass, you should still book your permit online, but there’s no extra charge.

The beach at Bonnechere Provincial Park on Round Lake (Ontario, Canada) in autumn CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0

Facebook and Website Links

Bonnechere Official website
Bonnechere Official Facebook

Contact Information

Phone: 613-757-2103
Address: 4024 Round Lake Rd.
K0J 2A0
Opening and Closing: May 13, 2022 to October 16, 2022
Bonnechere Gatehouse: Latitude: 45.65729, Longitude: -77.57886

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

Canoe & Kayak

paddling through Bonnechere Park is an enjoyable way to take in the natural beauty of Ontario. The meandering river and winding channels offer scenic views while also providing habitat for creatures big & small like turtles! If you’re looking for more adventure, there are canoe routes available on site which provide access into some remote containments within this province-wide park.

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

The Bonnechere Provincial Park has something for everyone! Canoes and kayaks are rented out on a first-come, first served basis, but if you’re looking to rent one with an extra person or two, then there’s no better place than this provincial park. Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) come standard at $25 refundable deposit.

Where to Launch

The boat launch is located in the day-use area on the Bonnechere River. The maximum recommended size is 18 feet. Please contact park staff to discuss your particular situation if you have questions.

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