The Lake Temiskaming Tour by Boat

Boating is without a doubt a must in the Lake Temiskaming Tour, as the region boasts one of the largest networks of interconnected lakes in the world. Discover the area’s beautiful freshwater networks:

Lake Temiskaming

Lake Temiskaming is impressive in many ways: it has an area of 300 square kilometers, a length of 100 kilometers, and a depth of up to 700 feet (more than 200 meters). This is why the Algonquins named it Temiskaming, which means “deep water”.


The Lake Temiskaming tour by boat allows you to explore the lakeshore, both in Ontario and Quebec.

On the Quebec Side

Here, there are many local full-service marinas that offer all the amenities you might need: restaurants, accommodations, and shops. Témiscaming, Ville-Marie, and Notre-Dame-du-Nord all offer these services.

La Bannik has its own port. From the marina, a long stairway leads to the beautiful terrace and restaurant. The meals are indulgent and the view of the lake from the terrace is breathtaking. Fort-Témiscamingue is also nearby. A visit to the fort will allow you to discover the region’s fur trade era.

On the Ontario side

For those who enjoy family boating, a stop at the Haileybury marina is a must. You can take a dip in the water, as there is a clean and supervised beach with a free public waterslide. From the beach, you can observe the magnificent sailboats, whether docked or at sea.

In New Liskeard, stop at Rooster’s restaurant, where there is a lovely patio overlooking the water. The menu offers a variety of options, and the restaurant has a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere.

Lake Temagami

Lake Temagami is a boater’s paradise: it has 4800 kilometres of coastline, 1200 islands, and many launching docks.

Many companies in the region offer boat, canoe, pontoon, and houseboat rentals. Houseboats can be rented from mid-May until October. Some of them can hold up to 10 people: this is perfect for an unforgettable family reunion. There are hundreds of wilderness campsites around the lake, where you can set up your tent and build a campfire.

Lake Nipissing

Lake Nipissing has an area of over 850 square kilometers. Unlike other lakes of its size, Lake Nipissing’s waters are relatively shallow. If you don’t have your own vessel, the best way to discover this inland sea is by taking a cruise on the Chief Commanda 2. This 100-foot-long boat can hold up to 320 passengers. Its first two storeys are shut off, but the top floor is open so visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the lake. A 1.5-hour cruise is available at 1 p.m., from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, a 4-hour cruise is offered, with a meal and bar service on deck.

Lac des Quinze and Lac Simard

The Lac des Quinze (145 square kilometers) and Lac Simard (150 square kilometers) are two interconnected bodies of water, which are, in fact, expansions of the Ottawa River. In 1909, a hydroelectric dam was built, which raised the water levels. The lakes thus became an important reservoir and were used for timber drives for almost 65 years. Today, many outfitters and campgrounds occupy the lakes’ shores.

Lake Kipawa

Lake Kipawa, with an area of 300 square kilometers, is Lake Temagami’s twin brother, not only due to its irregular shape, shallow bays, and many islands, but also due to its popularity among celebrities. Margaret Atwood, a famous Canadian author, spent many summers of her childhood on Lake Kipawa while her entomologist father conducted research on insects. She still owns a chalet on one of the lake’s islands.

Canoeing on Lake Temiskaming, Dog Friendly establishment

Edgewater Motel, Cabins, and Campground

1267 Lakeshore Rd RR1, Haileybury, ON  P0J 1K0
A waterfront resort with beautiful grounds complete with motel, cabins, RV's, and tent camping nicely situated on over 800 ft of natural waterfront.

Les Chocolats Martine

5, rue Sainte-Anne Ouest, Ville-Marie, Québec  J9V 2B8
Located in the marina, Les Chocolats Martine is known for our delicious homemade Belgian chocolates. We offer guided tours of our factory, during which we'll tell you the rich history of chocolate. After the tour, you can discover the boutique's many treasures:
Zec Kipawa

Zec Kipawa

12 ch Pénétration, Béarn, Québec  J0Z 1G0
Territory for fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities.

Bass Lake

877760 Bass Lake Road, Coleman Twp., ON  P0J 1C0
Bass Lake Park is the perfect setting for a day, week or even a summer getaway. Enjoy the setting of clear spring-fed water and sandy beaches. Bass Lake Resort has so much to offer including a summer swim program, cabin rentals, shower rooms, and a playground.

La Bannik

862 chemin du Vieux-Fort, Duhamel-Ouest, Québec  J9V 1N7
Inspired by local flavours, our restaurant offers meals to taste in a cosy and warm environment. Inside like on our patio, enjoy a wonderful view over the lake Temiscamingue. La Bannik also offers cosy and luxurious cottages accommodations. Also, you can enjoy our
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Harbourview Suites

307 Main Street, Haileybury, Ontario  P0J 1K0
We cater to students, professionals and workers. Built after the Great Fire upon a rock base, this classic 3 story building was completely renovated several years ago with continuous upgrades. A commanding view of the lake and the proximity to downtown, Harbourview
La lucarne camp

Camp La Lucarne

1920 Route 101, Laniel, Quebec  J0Z2K0
Come and experience the naturally beautiful landscapes and abundance of wildlife around Lake Kipawa. Located minutes from the vacation village of Laniel, Quebec. Camp La Lucarne offers comfortable cabins, a restaurant and bar, and B&B style lodge rooms.
Camping Laniel

Camping Laniel Dépanneur & Marina

B4-C8, Laniel, Québec  J0Z 2K0
Come discover the 1600 km of adventures of Lake Kipawa. Explore the islands and the beautiful landscapes. Jacques and Silvy invite you to Camping Laniel & Marina and welcome nature lovers, hunting, and fishing.

Comité Municipal de Laniel

1982, chemin du ski, Laniel, Québec  J0Z 2K0
The Laniel area is a vacation paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with 600 sq. km of natural beauty. The village of Laniel is nestled in a lovely bay on Lake Kipawa, with its 1000 islands and 1600 km of shoreline. A unique experience awaits you in this enchanting resort

Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant

2372 Hwy 11 N, Marten River, ON  P0H 1T0
The Rock Pine Motel & Restaurant is ideally located right on Hwy 11 halfway between North Bay and Temagami. Surrounded by thousands of acres of crown land to explore and over 50 km of fishable shoreline from our docks. Delicious homestyle cooked meals in our on site