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Celebrate its 40th anniversary by visiting Mount Carleton Provincial Park This year marks the 75th anniversary of New Brunswick's provincial park system, and also the 40th anniversary of the creation of Mount Carleton Provincial Park. By far the largest of New...
A week ago I spent time with the winners of the Great Canadian Voyageur contest in Mattawa, Ontario. The grand prize was to "glamp" with me in a fully furnished prospector tent at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. The winners...
Our Temagami family canoe trip was great, except for breaking a paddle trying to scare a bear off our island campsite.The bear encounter was on our last morning of a five day loop through Wasaksina Lake — Cross Lake —...
For one of the upcoming segments for my syndicated camping column on CBC Radio this summer (to air Aug 25th) I am to list some of the silly things campers (and paddlers) have done out there. Yes, it's the Darwin...
I started my summer camping column on CBC Radio today. Very cool job. I absolutely love CBC Radio; but wow, never a dull moment. I begin at 5:30 a.m., which means I'm up at 2:00 a.m. to travel from my...
Wow. I just received notice that I have been made one of the four Patrons of Paddle Canada. I'm extremely honoured because the other three on the list are David Suzuki and Becky and Paul Mason (daughter and son of...
This park has 150 km of multi-use trails, mountain scenery, clear lakes and much more People have been fighting to keep mining and logging out of B.C.'s South Chilcotin Mountains since the 1930s. In May, the war was finally won...
Don't believe what they tell you: Climbing Everest is no big deal In a measure of how popular the trip has become, it isn't even easy these days to keep track of how many people have stood on the garbage-strewn...
Want to have the best summer ever? Here's how If you'd like to try flying on the wild side, then head for Golden, B.C. Canadian Rockies Heli-Paragliding is pioneering the use of helicopters to reach remote launch sites for tandem paraglide...
I was robbed! It was at a campground just outside of Parry Sound, a place I decided to stay for the night on my way north for a twelve day solo trip. I had put the tent up, finished dinner,
The National Canoe Day celebration at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park this past weekend was a hit. We arrived in style by voyageur canoe, had music all day by Fresh Water Trade, had cedar strip and birch bark canoe builders...
National Canoe Day is this coming weekend — Saturday June 26th. Getting involved is easy — go out and paddle somewhere.This event all started when the canoe was named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada by CBC Radio in...
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