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Father's Day Canoe Adventure

PHOTO: Young girl lying on the grass, lifting her paddle in the air.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m.

Maximum of three participants per boat.
Participants must be at least 5 years old and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

How’s this for a unique way to spend part of Father’s Day? In partnership with Friends of the Chicago River, the Garden invites you to participate in a rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Herons, ducks, small fish, and maybe even a few turtles and frogs will greet you as we explore their watery habitat. No experience with canoeing is necessary; instruction, canoes, life jackets, and paddles are all provided. Please choose one of the start times that are scheduled. You’ll enjoy a full hour canoeing the lakes of Chicago Botanic Garden. Be sure to register early, as this event always sells out!