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It's time once again to paddle round and round London's Fanshaw Lake to help raise money for cancer. Andy, Paul, Mike and I won last year. Not sure how though. And I'm sure we will be easy to beat this...
I'll be presenting this weekend in Ottawa at the MEC Paddlefest. The talks are Saturday afternoon - first one is "How to be a Happy Camper" which basically covers how to be more comfortable while camping, and the second talk...
Where to hike, bike, camp, paddle and more Best guided tripsRide into a wild sunset Banff was originally explored on horseback and it's still a great way to see the park. Horses offer easy access into remote areas without the weight...
Wow! I just got the results from the U.K. and Brazil's partcipants in the Great Wilderness Clean-Up. Amazing volunteer work in collecting garbage. They definitely beat our groups in Ontario. And I think the group that cleaned up the Barr-Loch...
Thanks to White Squall, Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands are now a well know sea-kayaking paradise Twenty-five years ago, when White Squall set up shop just north of Parry Sound, Ontario, Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands were still pretty much an undiscovered sea-kayaking...
I'll be on CBC Radio's Fresh Air program this Saturday morning chatting about glamping — "glamour camping." To get a feel for it, check out my regular column in CanoeRoots Magazine on the issue. It's a very debatable topic. Some...
The Great Wilderness Clean-up is still on for this coming Mother's Day weekend (even if my Mother thinks it's a scam to get out of visiting her). Nancy, the creator of the event, has taken a break for this year but...
I was sent the information on the Nonquon Canoe Race, held June 5th. in Port Perry Ontario. It's a blast. Make sure to sign up if you can and have some fun. It's a great event.History of Canoe the Nonquon: Canoe...
The line-up of enthusiastic paddlers cornered the block at the Princess Twin Theatre last night. I was there giving a presentation for Adventure Guide's Armchair Speaker Series. To be quite honest, I had no clue the crowd was for my...
Here's the latest workshop available at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. A workshop on how to make your own wanigan. Very cool. A wanigan is a wooden box that holds kitchen supplies on a canoe trip. Build this unique...
Labrador's Mealy Mountains will be Canada's next national park Locals call Labrador the Big Land, and Labrador's soon-to-be national park reserve in the Mealy Mountains will be just that—big. In fact, at nearly 11,000 square kilometres—twice the size of Banff—the...
Find out why it takes two years for some packs to go from idea to retail It takes a long, long time for a product to go from idea to retail. We asked Nathan Kuder, Black Diamond's category director for packs,
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