The smooth way to rough it.


We are a professional canoe trip outfitter based in Temagami, Ontario. We are also a resort, offering attractive accommodations and acclaimed cuisine.

Located on James Lake in the Temagami region, and family run for 20 years, Smoothwater of Temagami has supported thousands of adventurers in their quest for Nature’s rejuvenating powers. Temagami is a mecca for outdoor adventure travel and ecotourism in Ontario, and Smoothwater draws adventure travelers from all over the world to our quiet Temagami wilderness lodge. They come for canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, for romantic getaways, quality family time, and club trips. They also come for our local, seasonal, and organic food.

With over 45 kevlar and ABS canoes, and several kayaks, we are Temagami’s full service outfitting business, offering canoe rentals, guides, lessons, permits, route consults, shuttles and more.

For those seeking a more leisurely Temagami experience, our lodge is the perfect place for a relaxing stay. Our five private rooms are artfully appointed, and we have large dorms perfectly suited for groups. Our acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the local, seasonal bounty of Temiskaming.