Mountain Equipment Co-Op held a two day Paddlefest at Sunnyside Beach in Toronto on the weekend.

A smog warning, wasn't enough to keep people away on Sunday. Lots of people were out early to take part in watersports clinics.

Numerous vendors were along the boardwalk including Toronto's The Complete Paddler.

Columbia Sportswear took part in the event to show off their latest footwear such as the ultra-light waterproof Peakfreak, and the fully drainable Drainmaker.

Paddle Canada was offering up free issues of Canadian publications Rapid, Adventure Kayak or Canoeroots magazine which is also a new benefit when you become a member.

The Canadian Canoe Museum had a lovely booth, and if you're ever in the Peterborough area, it is definitely worth stopping in to the Museum!

The Wilderness Canoe Association is a non-profit organization who always promote wilderness travel. Learn more about joining them, and then check out the fantastic Canadian Canoe Routes to plan your next trip.

Keen had their shoes lined up for pretty much any outdoors pursuit you could think of (plus a contest to win a pair of them).

Ontario Parks had plenty of destination options for campers and paddlers as well as excellent staff onhand to help route plan.

Sunnyside Beach was lined with lots of colours and deals on new paddlecraft and a gear swap to take home some previously enjoyed gear.

Swift Canoe & Kayak were showing quite a few of their line of canoes in all sorts of materials and weights (that solo canoe was pretty darn light!).

There was something for all ages, including games to help introduce kids to paddlesports which had them laughing enthusiastically.

Lots of options with on-land and on-water clinics that covered everything from introductory courses, up to advanced techniques.