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Sleep Tandem, Paddle Solo

Sleep Tandem, Paddle Solo

This year, our annual tripping group was paired down to five. This allowed us to get all our gear and people into one plane, which…

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Why Do We Paddle the River?

Why Do We Paddle the River?

Why do we do it? Why do we paddle remote rivers every summer, year after year? Why in February, when the snowdrifts still sit hard-edged…

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How to Canoe Across Canada in a Season

How to Canoe Across Canada in a Season

On April 18, 1995, Roman Rockliffe and I dipped our paddles into the Bay of Fundy. We were setting off up the Saint John River,…

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What Every Hobbit Should Know About Paddles

What Every Hobbit Should Know About Paddles

Canoe paddles propel us across the lakes and down the rivers of Middle Earth but they also hang in university dorm rooms and are proudly…

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Editorial: My Friend Keeps His Paddle in a Sock

Editorial: My Friend Keeps His Paddle in a Sock

Hiding behind my truck’s lowered tailgate and pretending to be tying my shoes, I watched in utter amazement as Rich slowly reached into the Thule…

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A Canoe in the Family

A Canoe in the Family

My dad was fresh off the boat from Germany, arriving in a Canada that was famous back in his birth country for hunting, fishing, logging and…

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Of Fishing and Marriage: An Engaging Paddle

Of Fishing and Marriage: An Engaging Paddle

In honour of our recent engagement, Francine and I decide to celebrate with a canoe trip down the Shikwampkwa River. I tell Francine that I chose this…

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Classic Solo: a Dance of Freedom

Classic Solo: a Dance of Freedom

Most of what I know about canoeing, I learned from my dad. He is the inspiration behind my passion for solo paddling. As a filmmaker, Dad was…

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Exorcising a River Demon

Exorcising a River Demon

Vanessa wanted to go back to the Moisie River... But this time the trip would be different. There would be no camp kids with their…

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Post-Graduate Paddling

Post-Graduate Paddling

With paddle in hand and journal close by, I began my 1800-kilometre lakewater canoe journey. In the high waters of late June, my partner Eric and I…

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Yukon River Quest: the Longest Canoe Race in the World

Yukon River Quest: the Longest Canoe Race in the World

In the last stretch of the Yukon River Quest, a 742-kilometre paddling race from Whitehorse to Dawson City, many competitors fall asleep between strokes while others hallucinate.…

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Guides and Outfitters: Trip Planning Made Easy

Guides and Outfitters: Trip Planning Made Easy

The easiest way to plan a canoe trip is to not plan the trip at all. It's much easier if you can get someone else…

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Algonquin Park: Where it All Began

Algonquin Park: Where it All Began

Algonquin Park. Just teh name conjures up images and emotions that resonate deep within the soul of many thousands, maybe millions, of Canadians. The impact…

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