Kevin Callan Happy Camper
Credit: Owen Brett

Good times at the Ottawa Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show this weekend! I checked out some interesting new products from Eureka, pet the biggest rabbit I’ve ever seen and chatted with legendary paddlers Becky and Paul Mason about their new project.

To help celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Masons are taking the paddle their father—Bill Mason—carved and used for his award-winning film Paddle to the Sea on a special ship-ride this summer. It will be dipped in all three Canadian oceans! Very cool way to commemorate the sesquicentennial. (Paddle pictured above.)

Check out my two YouTube videos of the show—and if you haven’t watched the National Film Board’s 1966 classic about an odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea, then you’re not a true Canadian. Here it is on YouTube (below). Enjoy.

Ottawa Day 1

Ottawa Day 2

Paddle to the Sea