Frozen Ocean Canoe Trip - 3 Day

Explore Kejimkujik National Park's classic 3-day canoe adventure. This route has been traveled by many over the decades and for good reason! Comfortable campsites are connected by a system of small picturesque lakes and rivers dappled in green. Campsites are spaced apart so quite often it feels as though we're the only one's travelling through that wilderness.

This is a fully guided 3-day backcountry canoe adventure. This route involves about six portages, none of which are overly taxing, but none of which would be innocent of building your appetite (you will break a sweat). A moderate level of physical activity is required, however no prior experience or skills are needed.

Join your guide at Jake’s Landing where we'll pack the remainder of the trip, have a quick lunch and shuttle to the Big Dam parking lot. A short portage away and the fun begins at Big Dam Lake. We usually take a relaxing pace for the remainder of the afternoon and end up on Frozen Ocean Lake for the night. On hot days we might swim from a canoe flotilla, or catch some shade and a snack under an old growth hemlock tree. Our second night is typically anywhere between Little River, West River and Keji Lake.

We aim to blend luxury and comfort with Nova Scotia’s unforgettable landscape to create an adventure perfect for anyone to enjoy. This trip is especially suited for families, and one of the best aspects is that this is a loop, allowing you to finish back at Jake’s Landing where you started (and parked your car!).

Don't worry, we will provide you with clean drinking water (and one of our cool Whynot Adventure 1000ml/32oz water bottles), we won't make you share a tent with a stranger, the bugs are never so bad you won't have fun (July/August and September have little to no bugs!), and there are private outhouses at all the sites. Oh, and we take coffee seriously. It’s french press in the backcountry, with a locally roasted bean. We grind at the campsite for freshness.

Trips Include:

Campsites Include:

tents (2 people/tent)

picnic table

sleeping bags

tent pads

thermarest sleeping mats

private outhouse

30L dry bag (1/guest)

stocked firewood

water purification system

iron fireplace with cooktop

mess kits (1/person)

kitchen equipment

gourmet menu

canoes (2/canoe)

safety equipment

Yikes! Spaces are filling up fast! 'Insert line here creating sense of urgency'... Nah, but seriously, we really want to go on a canoe trip with you!

Upcoming 2024 Dates:

  • July 24 - 26 (one space available)
  • August 7 - 9
  • August 21 - 23

Don't see a date that fits your schedule? No problem. Simply click the link below and follow the prompts to submit an inquiry for availability and trip options through our "Guided Adventure - Custom Date Inquiry"

Driving Distances:

Halifax, NS ................................................. 2hrs 15mins

Baddeck, NS (Cape Breton) ....................... 5hrs 30mins

Digby, NS (Bay of Fundy) ............................1hr

Annapolis Royal, NS (Annapolis Valley) .... 45mins

Lunenburg, NS (South Shore) .................... 1hr 25mins

Start and End Location:

  • Whynot Adventure
  • Jake's Landing
  • 1507 Main Park Way
  • Kejimkujik National Park
  • Nova Scotia, Canada

Start Time:

We ask our guests to arrive at Jake's Landing for roughly 10:30am

End Time:

We aim to have everyone back at Jake's Landing for roughly 2pm on the final day. Weather and group can affect the return time. We also can accommodate earlier return times for flights and ferries.



Activity Level:

Moderate, or 3/5. Expect 5-8 hours of paddling and portaging. This trip includes 6 portages.


Backcountry tent camping (wilderness campsites, picnic table, firebox, pit privy)