Story and photo by Alison Brownlee
Gliding over lakes of glass and down meandering rivers can be one of the best ways to explore the beautiful waters and fall colours of Muskoka.
And the best part is you don’t need a boat operator card to do it, says Randy Mitson, marketing director for outdoor activities retailer Algonquin Outfitters.
“We’ve had a lot of people come into the store asking if we rent jet skis,” says Mitson one evening while standing on the dock behind the business’s Huntsville store. “I used to tell them no and try to point them toward someone who did, but now I just ask if they have a boat operator card.”
One of the best things about non-motorized water transportation, like canoeing or kayaking, is that it doesn’t require any specialized licensing, he says…