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“I used to think it was a major tragedy if anyone went through life never having owned a canoe. Now I believe it’s only a minor tragedy.” Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle (1984) There are countless canoe manufacturers out there,
I couldn’t refuse Ann Wipper’s plea to auction off my guiding services for a three-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. She’s married to the founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum, and the money would be put towards the educational programs...
I’ve spent over a dozen nights so far dozing on my new Cosmo 3D Sleeping Pad, and I’m loving it! Nemo’s older version of the Cosmo was durable and versatile. However, the new 3D model is a huge upgrade. The “3D”...
Todd McGowan and I paddled into Helsinki harbour 800 kilometres after beginning our canoe journey in the village of Nurmes 20 days ago. Along the way, we passed through Finland’s Lakeland, travelled the length of the Kymijoki River and paddled...
Lake Superior Provincial Park turns 75 years old this year. It was as good of an excuse as any to camp out there for the week and take in the park’s beauty. It’s one of my favourite places to hike...
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Alex Kozma dropped me a note saying he'd abandoned a kayak race up the inside passage after an ill-timed gale left him short of making an early mandatory cut-off point, and he wasn't...
A few paddlers labelled me negatively on social media when I embarked on my 120-kilometre canoe trip across central Ontario. I get it. It was a soft journey compared to some of my past trips in the far north. There...
Tucked in the woods on the edge of a northern lake, a small cabin beckons at dusk. Smoke curls from the metal stovepipe atop the peaked roof. Golden light glows from the lone window on its door. However, this is...
This season the mosquitoes are the worst I’ve ever experienced—and I’ve experienced a lot of mosquitoes! Yes, you can eat lots of citrus fruit and garlic, and avoid bananas (potassium is supposed to be an attractant). Taking vitamin B tablets...
“Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss I’m heading on yet another “semi-wilderness” canoe journey. I’ll be paddling in Ontario’s Lake Country, passing elaborate cottages and fancy yachts. Why? What happened to the paddler who wrote so much about the...
Banff is a small resort town within Banff National Park. It’s known for picturesque mountain views, world-class ski resorts and a multitude of options for year-round outdoor adventure. It’s a destination that’s popular with world-travellers and locals alike, but if...
My friend Alex and I went for a morning paddle up Indian Arm a few days ago. This southernmost fjord on the west coast of North America may sound like a remote, exotic location, but the 18-kilometre long, mountain-lined...
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