Discover Boating Canada Names Favourite On-Water Destinations to Enjoy
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Fall has arrived and one of the best
ways to enjoy the season is by heading outdoors to catch unbeatable
views of fall foliage from the unique vantage point of a boat. Cruising
along picturesque waterways allows for spectacular shoreline panoramas
of rich autumn colours.
"What better way to spend a crisp fall afternoon than aboard a boat
taking in the vibrant colours of the season with your family and
friends," said Tracey Hart, director for Discover Boating Canada.
"Canadians have hundreds of scenic waterways across the country to take
in the picture perfect fall season. We have put together a list of some
of the best spots to view fall foliage from the water - while the
Discover Boating, a national public awareness program on behalf of the
recreational boating industry, compiled a list of top spots to view
fall foliage including:
Photo Credit: Rob Stimpson
Muskoka, Ontario: One of the best ways to discover Muskoka's beauty is aboard a boat. The
area encompasses 4000 square kilometres of trees, lakes and rivers. The
combination of bright foliage and sparkling waters makes Muskoka a
favourite region for boaters. For more information, visit www.discovermuskoka.ca.
Photo Credit: Charles David Robitaille
Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec: With 15 kilometres of shoreline, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
landscape is filled with a variety of beautiful autumn foliage. Nature
has worked wonders here to create a breathtaking palette of colour, a
natural paradise for boating enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.saguenaylacsaintjean.ca.
Photo credit: Duart Snow/Canadian Yachting West
Gambier Island, Howe Sound, British Columbia: One of the islands in Howe Sound, BC, Gambier Island offers stunningly
beautiful vistas with its lush trees. This serene destination is a
popular boating favourite in Canada. For more information, visit www.hellobc.com.
Photo Credit: Marcel Scott
Shelburne County, Nova Scotia: Famous for its lighthouse route, Shelburne County starts at Sable River
and includes Historic Shelburne, home to one of the best natural
harbours in the world. Along its coastline, take in many beautiful fall
colours best viewed from the water. For more information, visit www.discovershelburnecounty.com .
Photo Credit: Travel Manitoba
Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba: Head east from Winnipeg to 2,800 square kilometres of spectacular
wilderness. With its stunning lakes and rivers, it's no wonder
Whiteshell Provincial Park is a favourite destination for boaters from
near and far. For more information, visit www.travelmanitoba.com.
As the days get shorter, consider getting out on the water to enjoy
nature's vibrant fall colours before winter arrives. To help plan your
time on the water, DiscoverBoating.ca acts as a helpful resource for beginners looking to get started in
boating, as well as current boaters looking to improve their
experience. The website features a boat selector to match you with the perfect vessel for your next excursion as well as
a listing of boat rental locations across the country for those who do not own a boat.
About Discover Boating
Discover Boating Canada is a public awareness effort managed by the
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North
American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus
on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational
boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability and accessibility
of the boating lifestyle while helping to educate potential boaters and
offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being
on the water in a boat.
Image with caption: "Muskoka, Ontario (Photo credit: Rob Stimpson) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31343.jpg
Image with caption: "Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec (Photo Credit: Charles David Robitaille) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31344.jpg
Image with caption: "Gambier Island, Howe Sound, British Columbia (Photo credit: Duart Snow/Canadian Yachting West) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31345.jpg
Image with caption: "Shelburne County, Nova Scotia (Photo Credit: Marcel Scott) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31346.jpg
Image with caption: "Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba (Photo Credit: Travel Manitoba) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31348.jpg
Image with caption: "DiscoverBoating.ca (Photo Credit: DiscoverBoating.ca) (CNW Group/Discover Boating Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130925_C4489_PHOTO_EN_31347.jpg
SOURCE: Discover Boating Canada
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