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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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Travelling the Bloodvein River

Travelling the Bloodvein River

When our four canoes carved into a Bloodvien eddy we were met by a wall of mirrors. Ten days into a three-week river trip, the…

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A Canoe Season

A Canoe Season

Not having raced that hull for years, I wondered about the choice. The Jensen is a tad slower than the new Killing design I usually paddled.…

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Listening for Creative Silence

Listening for Creative Silence

Creative Silence [refers to] the impact of solitude on the mind, the wakening of ideas and thoughts normally hidden...[and] the emergence of concepts often lost owing…

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Bill Mason: Wilderness Artist

Bill Mason: Wilderness Artist

Few people have had the influence that Bill Mason has had in shaping the Canadian identity. His films, produced at the National Film Board of…

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