Paddle To The Perseids summer event

At this event you will have the opportunity to experience:

Two days of family fun with log-rolling, a lobster boil, campfire cooking, and paddling under the stars.

Join The Song of the Paddle guides for our first annual Paddle to the Perseids at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park. Located in Canada’s newest Dark Sky Preserve, the beautiful Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park is the perfect place to witness the Perseid Meteor Shower, which will be taking place each evening.

During these two days of family fun, many of the hands-on experience providers in the area will be giving participants the opportunity to try their hand at axe-throwing, perfecting their log-rolling technique, painting, becoming immersed in the area's Acadian culture and boiling the perfect lobster!

Nova Star Cruises Giveaway

One lucky participant will win the following, courtesy of Nova Star Cruises...

- A Round-trip for 2 adults including:

- 1 vehicle both ways

- An exterior cabin on the night crossing

*travel conditions may apply.

Package for two includes:

- Two nights of camping at Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park (camping equipment and food not included)

- Learn how to cook on an open fire--before trying it yourself (ingredient list provided at time of booking, food package is available for $50 per couple)

- Watch local artist, June Deveau at work

- Enjoy a guided interpretive hike with Park rangers

- Evening music and story-telling by local historian, David Sollows, around the campfire each night

- A guided evening kayaking excursion to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower each night, weather permitting (kayak rentals available)

There will also be plenty to do during the daylight hours too! Be sure to reserve your spot for these Experiences:

Join Calvin d'Entremont from A Day by the Sea Tours for an Acadian Cultural Experience, which departs from the Yarmouth Ferry Terminal in the morning of August 11 ($150 per couple, includes a five hour tour and lunch)

Learn log-rolling and axe-throwing with World Champion Lumberjack, Darren Hudson during his amazing AXEperience (offered both days) ($150 per couple for one day or $250 per couple for both days)

Chef Jonathan Joseph of The Old Argyler Lodge will be offering his famous lobster boil at 5:00 pm on August 12 ($100 per couple)

Try your hand at creating a masterpiece with artist June Deveau ($50 per couple for one session)

Camp games, including a Washer Toss contest and Cribbage tournament

When you pre-book the complete package, including admission to all the Experiences, ($850) you'll receive a two-day kayak rental for two FREE--a bonus value of over $275!

For further details and to book your spot for this great event, contact The Song of the Paddle at 902-746-0447 or

welcome to The Song of the Paddle!

Here at The Song of the Paddle we take great pleasure in increasing the joy of your paddling experience in whatever manner we can.

Whether you are a seasoned paddler, or someone just thinking about getting involved in the sport, we have the equipment and the expertise to make your experience a safer and more enjoyable one.

Our goal is to enrich your life with the wonderful experience of paddling and we’ll do everything we can to help you reach your own paddling goals as well. Join us on one of our paddling excursions and see some of the best scenery that Nova Scotia has to offer.

We’re located in beautiful Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, where the view from the air looks more like a series of lakes joined by pieces of land than vice versa so finding a paddling destination to meet your paddling comfort and experience level is easier than you might think! We’d love to see you so drop by and visit us today!

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