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.


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:
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.
Zec Kipawa

Zec Kipawa

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

Temagami Outfitting

6 Lakeshore Drive, Temagami, ON  P0H 2H0
Since 1926 Temagami Outfitting Co. has been guiding and outfitting trips through the pristine wilderness of Temagami’s deep waters and rugged pine shores. Boasting the largest remaining red and white pine old growth stands in the world, Temagami is a paddler’s
(416) 835-0963(416) 835-0963

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
Lake view of Lake Temagami

Papa John's Place

RR1, Temagami, ON  P0H 2H0
Escape with us for a family vacation at Papa John's Place to enjoy the great outdoors with fully equipped waterfront cottages, a lakeside campsite, backlake trips, ATV trails, boat rentals, a sandy beach, a swimming dock with a slide, and much more!
Mowat Landing Cottages

Mowat Landing Cottages

Box 2949, Lot 9 con 5 Barr twp, Mowat Landing Road, New Liskeard, ON  P0J 1P0
At Mowat Landing Cottages you can find cottage rentals, camping, and RV sites. We also offer boat, canoe, and kayak rentals and a marina with a store and boat shuttles.

Marten River Provincial Park

2860 Hwy 11 North, Marten River, ON  P0H 1T0
Marten River provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline. There are three natural sand beaches recommended for swimming and many opportunities for boating, canoeing, and fishing. Our 5 km trail offers a moderate hike
(705) 892-2200(705) 892-2200
Ville Marie Marina

Marina municipale de Ville-Marie

21, rue St-Gabriel Sud, Ville-Marie, Québec  J9V 1A1
Close to the city center and the beautiful Centenaire Park, this marina has 91 berths complete with water and electrical hook-ups; four berths are reserved for daily users. The service building is equipped with a washer and a dryer, toilets and showers. The parking
819-629-2881, poste 108819-629-2881, poste 108

Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater

24 Finlayson Park Road, Temagami, ON  P0H 2H0
Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater is located in the heart of the Temagami region and in the center of a 2400km interconnected canoeing network. The park protects some of Temagami’s famous old growth White and Red pine ecosystems and showcases the beautiful clear lakes and
(705) 569-3205(705) 569-3205