• An Experience Like No Other
    An Experience Like No Other
  • Like Nowhere Else
    Like Nowhere Else
  • Find the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe
    Find the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe

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What We Offer - Camp Big Canoe Programs
The Spirit of Camp Big Canoe is in everything we do. Through our land, water, and arts activities, our leadership and out-tripping programs, and more, we are together and experiencing a camp like nowhere else.

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Countdown to 50 Years at Hart Lake!

Our 50th summer at Hart Lake starts in 64 days!

Congratulations to former camper and volunteer Jessica Kamkey for winning our 50th Anniversary poster contest! And a big thank you too!! Jessica donated her $100 winnings to Camp Big Canoe’s campership fund, ensuring it’s possible for someone else to have a chance to enjoy the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe! Check out the winning art work here or on our Facebook page!!

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Keep the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe Alive throughout the year by joining our mailing list! You’ll stay current on all things Camp Big Canoe, like this summer’s 50th Year at Hart Lake celebrations!!

Like Nowhere Else


Camp Big Canoe is an overnight camp for boys and girls aged 6-16. Located on 240 acres surrounding private Hart Lake in the beautiful Muskoka district of Ontario, Canada, our campers are given every opportunity to experience the challenge and rewards of outdoor living and to appreciate their natural environment.

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Get Ready for Camp

Get Ready for Camp Big Canoe
Wherever possible we try to help you prepare your child for camp.
Find out what to pack, what not to pack, transportation info, preparation tips for first time campers, info on how you may contact your camper and even songs and camp lingo to get your camper in the Spirit of Camp Big Canoe!

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News and Events

We’re Celebrating 50 Years in 2017!
The summer of 2017 marks our 50th summer at Hart Lake. Fifty great summers of making friends and memories to last a lifetime. We will be celebrating on July 2nd at 11:00 am. Stay tuned for more details.
Got a story to share from your time at Camp Big Canoe – from 50 summers ago, or last summer? Your only summer, or from ten summers? We’d love to read them and share them with our Big Canoe community. Email your story to alumni@campbigcanoe.ca


2016 Summer Photos!

Want to re-live the Summer of 2016? Check out our gallery for pictures from all four sessions and Pee Wee Camp. As you will see when you click, our gallery goes all the way back to 1998! Re-live the memories and once again share in The Spirit of Camp Big Canoe.


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Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

United Church of CanadaToronto United Church CouncilScotiabank Toronto Waterfront MarathonToronto Star Fresh Air FundLiving Waters Presbytery