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We provide all canoe equipment, instruction and transportation to let you experience and enjoy the beauty of four Illinois Valley waterways; Vermilion River, Illinois River, Fox River and the Illinois and Michigan Canal Waterway.

We have canoeing for everyone, from novice to experienced, from fisherman to excursionist. Enjoy the relaxation of slow, lazy paddling, to the challenge of Class II or Class III water. Spend the day swimming, picnicking or taking in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature or camp overnight along the river. Whether you are looking for beautiful scenery or to wet a line, we have a trip for you.


Canoeing along the Vermilion River has even inspired a book.

Paddling Illinois: 64 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak By Mike Svob

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Open by Reservation only
March 1 to October 31 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seven days a week

Canoe the Vermilion Inc
Streator, IL 61364
Email: canoethevermilion@canoethevermilion.com
Website: www.canoethevermilion.com

Contact Streator Tourism at 815-672-2055