All trips taken with Horizon Adventures are categorized by a challenge level listed below. These should not be confused with the Paddle Canada certification Levels which have a different meaning.  These trip categories try to capture a combination of comfort levels and experience that the paddler may bring with them and the challenges that they can expect to face on that category of trip along with the skill level that might be desired. 

 Horizons Trips
Our trips are limited to select small groups of 6-8 travelers with at least 2 guides. Why? First, I insist on personal attention. The food is delicious, our equipment of the highest quality, our guides are a delight and the experience second to none. Second, the waters we travel are BIG, and so is our commitment to safety. Smaller groups mean less risk on open water with more independence for you, and small groups make a much smaller impact on a fragile land resource. 'Slow' because we like to explore not rush. For us the destination is the journey. We want to share these magnificent waters with you and we know them as well as, or better than, anyone in the business.

Day Trips - Almost all day trips are challenge level 1 rated.

Group sitting on rocks Skills Challenge Level 1
Novices welcome, no experience necessary.- Complete day of paddle strokes, wet exit and rescue instruction included in program. Distances average less than 12 kms per day.
North Shore of Lake Huron Skills Challenge Level 2
Beginners welcome, - wet exit and rescue instruction included in program. More demanding, greaterlikely hood of exposure to challenging wind and waves. Distances average 12-20 kms per day.
 kayaks_on_water.jpg Skills Challenge Level 3
Previously successful experience with trip activity. Able to handle, launch, land and rescue yourself and others in waves up to 1 meter. Must have completed and be prepared to demonstrate, wet exit training. Distances average 15 kms per day or more. High likelihood of exposure to challenging wind and waves.


These ratings are estimates based on suitable weather and ability.
Severe weather can upgrade any rating to a higher more difficult level


What our customers are saying...

Thank you for all the extra effort you put into organizing our trip. The personal touches you put into the homemade food and menu preparations were greatly appreciated.

- David and Allison