Toronto explorer successfully kayaks the length of Lake Ontario in 20 days

Mario Rigby has also trekked across Africa on foot and kayak and cycled across Canada

Ania Bessonov · CBC News · Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Toronto explorer Mario Rigby successfully wrapped up a 20-day trip on Thursday kayaking the length of Lake Ontario.

“Every year I try to do a big challenge,” said Rigby, who has an extraordinary resumé of adventures he’s done, including cycling across Canada from B.C. to Newfoundland and crossing Africa, from South Africa to Egypt, by foot and kayak.

“I want[ed] to kayak all of the Great Lakes, but I didn’t have the timeline,” he explained. So he opted for Lake Ontario. “It’s local, it’s home, and I [thought I could] probably do it in less than a month.”

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