Welcome to the 2018 Manulife Paddle the Don!

Experience a Natural Adventure in an Urban Environment!

Since 1993 people have been paddling through the heart of Canada’s largest urban region to raise awareness about the health of the Don River, and the important role that it represents for the Toronto region. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of this unique event. Experience a natural adventure in an urban environment and in the process, honour and connect with the Don River.

To recognize Paddle the Don's 25 years of storied history, and in the spirit of the principles that the event was founded on, we are proud to launch new paddling opportunities for people to experience the rivers in the Toronto region. Watch for the launch of this exciting new initiative as part of this year's Paddle the Don celebrations, with tours beginning in summer 2018 along the Humber River and through Tommy Thompson Park!

Preparing for Manulife Paddle the Don

Before the day of the paddle, please take some time to review this website to learn more about Manulife Paddle the Don. Don’t forget to review the About the Event and the Resources to ensure that your trip down the river is a great experience!

If you have any other questions, please connect with us at paddlethedon@trca.on.ca

We look forward to seeing you on the river May 6th!

Supporting the Don River

How will TRCA use the 2018 Manulife Paddle the Don registration fees to protect and conserve the Don River Watershed?

Developing opportunities for people to experience, engage in, and help enhance the Don River watershed is one of the most important aspects of ensuring its sustainable protection and conservation.

Your support helps Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) conserve the natural system in the Toronto Region and provide opportunities to educate and engage the public on the importance of protecting the Don River. 

In 2018 funds raised will support community programming to educate and engage residents on opportunities that promote the conservation of the Don River and Toronto region, as well as provide restoration opportunities to increase the overall health of natural system.