Nipigon Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Welcome to Nipigon River Bait and Tackle: Premier Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Land of Nipigon with our top-quality canoe and kayak rentals. Immerse yourself in the serene and picturesque landscapes as you paddle through crystal-clear waters and witness the diverse wildlife that calls this region home. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a first-time adventurer, Nipigon River Bait and Tackle has you covered.

Affordable Rental Rates for Memorable Adventures

Our competitively priced rentals ensure that your unforgettable canoeing and kayaking experience won’t break the bank. Take advantage of our daily and multi-day rates:

  • Canoe Rental: $50/day
  • Two or More Day Rental: $35/day

A day comprises 24 hours between pick up and return.

NOTE: Thes canoe/Kayaks are meant for smaller water, not Lake Superior

Included with Your Rental

All rentals come with the essentials to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure:

  • Two PFD’s
  • Two Paddles
  • Anchor if desired

Safety equipment above and beyond Government of Ontario Regulations

  • Buoyant heaving line
  • Bailer or Hand Pump
  • Air Horn or Whistle
  • Compass
  • Waterproof Flashlight
  • Lighter



We also supply bait, tackle, maps, information, and additional gear, including Deeper castable fish finders and battery Boxes for running electronics.

Some canoes can have motors attached.

Customized Drop-off and Pickup Services

We understand that each adventure is unique. Our drop-off and pickup rates are tailored to the lake’s location and access, providing hassle-free and convenient service.

We can drop off and pick up the canoes/kayaks and yourselves for some of the more remote lakes. Or you can explore with our boats in your vehicle.

Discover the Land of Nipigon: Recommended Canoe and Kayak Destinations

Our region boasts an array of stunning lakes and rivers, perfect for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts of all skill levels. Explore some of our recommendations:

Small Lakes/Rivers:

  • Lofquist Lake – Just for a few hours right in the heart of Nipigon.
  • Malbourne Lake – Small stocked Brook Trout Lake.
  • Marilyn Lake – Med-sized Splake Lake with fantastic vistas.
  • Jackfish River – 7 km slow river into the heart of the boreal forest.

Moderate Lakes:

  • Cox Lake – Smallmouth bass and Pike
  • Male Lake – Largher stocked Brook Trout Lake

Larger Lakes:

  • Fraser Lake – Larger high productivity Walleye lake
  • Jesse Lake – Larger Lake on the Nipigon River for Lake Trout Nipigon River Brook trout
  • Jean Lake – larger Lake with fantastic Walleye Fishing

Many other Backwoods lakes are accessible, some only bay canoe/kayak. Many offer fantastic views and great fishing for Jumbo Perch, Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye and Lake Trout,

Bait order

Pre order your live bait!

Pre-order your live bait for pickup at the bait shop whenever you are driving through. We do not deliver. Pre-orders can be picked up at anytime on the date required.

You will receive a confirmation email with amount and cost within 24 hours of your order and will be notified / updated 48 hours before pickup.


Emerald shiners



Available for most of the year in pre-packaged Styrofoam containers sold by the dozen ($4/dozen). Flats are available with a minimum of two weeks notice and are subject to available pricing.



Minnows are available most of the year although periodically may be unavailable. Minnows are available by the dozen and are packaged in oxygenated cold water for maximum longevity. We grade our minnows out at small/med ($5/dozen) and med/large ($7/dozen).



Leeches are available in the late spring/summer months at a cost of $5/dozen.



Live wax worms will be available winter 2019. Although I do not have definitive pricing, I am looking at around  $8 per 25 waxworms.



Sucker minnows are available for special order and are not always available. Large Sucker minnows on pre-order sell for $1 / large sucker.

Adventure Awaits

Welcome to the world famous Nipigon River. Here we measure trout by the pound. More than fishing and hunting with hiking, boating, foraging, site seeing, animal watching, bird watching and much much more.


World Class, trophy fishing for many different species.


Prime boreal forest hunting - large game and small.


Thousands of Lakes rivers and creeks to explore.


Miles and Miles of maintained hiking trails along the most scenic area of all Lake Superior.


Thousands of miles of bush roads for ATV, Snowmobile and 4x4 exploration.


Parks, Splash Pads, scenic vistas, waterfalls, and more....

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