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Mike Ranta Completes Second Cross-Canada Paddle—And Wants To Do It Again

What’s the first thing you do after canoeing across the country? Eat cabbage rolls. After finishing a 7,500-kilometer canoe trip across Canada–his second—Mike Ranta strolled…

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River Reading: The Last of the Wild Rivers

Although Wally Schaber is just 65, his legacy looms large enough to be considered in a column dedicated to canoe heritage. A longtime outfitter, outdoor…

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Profile: Rediscover North America

Just months after completing the first-ever west to east canoe journey across Canada’s Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut territories in 2012, Minnesota-based adventurer Winchell Delano, 30,…

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Artists Gone Wild: Kent Lund

In the 12-by-12-foot wood shop behind his suburban Detroit home, Kent Lund spends hours carving and painting canoe paddles. The Michigan artisan prefers working with cherry,…

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Artists Gone Wild: Carol James

The Voyageur’s most distinctive marker, the finely woven ceintures fleche, is a traditional art form kept alive by a handful of fingerweavers today, including Winnipeg,…

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Artists Gone Wild: Réal Bérard

He’s a local treasure, mapping a labyrinth of canoe routes that crisscross Manitoba, and inspiring countless paddlers to discover the wilderness viariver byways. Many consider…

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Artists Gone Wild: Nan Sidler

For environmentalist and watercolor artist Nan Sidler, wild spaces have always been important. Based in the canoe-culture mecca of Peterborough, Ontario, it’s only natural the…

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Artists Gone Wild: Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson’s love for canoes began as an eighth-grade boy on a church camp canoe trip. It’s never waned. A 16- foot Kevlar Mad River…

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Artists Gone Wild: Rob Mullen

When Rob Mullen flies into Minakokosa Lake late this summer, about 10 miles north of the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska, he’ll have his painting…

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The Man Behind the Sawhorses

Down a dusty country road, on a rolling hill overlooking the Otonabee River, sits the Bear Mountain Boats workshop, the workplace and home of Ted…

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Paddle Like it's 1905

Using only turn-of-the-century equipment, Peter Marshall and Andrew Morris set out to retrace a 600-kilometer route through the rugged Canadian province of Labrador last summer.…

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Northern Canoeman

As a paddler, canoe builder and filmmaker on the road documenting what the canoe means to North America, it was only fitting to explore the…

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Ray Mears in Wabakimi with Canoeroots

Bushcraft expert Ray Mears reports on the northern Ontario Wabakimi Provincial Park canoe trip that Canoeroots was a part of (look for our feature in…

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Profile: Canoe Builder Will Meadows

Twelve months, a dozen countries and a nearly lost art learned in each. It was a dream come true for Cincinnati-native WILL MEADOWS. Last year,…

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Why We Love Nick Offerman

Amidst the beautified bombshells and out-of-touch actors of Hollywood Boulevard stands a man who goes against the grain—the wood grain. When Nick Offerman is not…

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