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Tumblehome: Friendly Fire

Tumblehome: Friendly Fire

Coke competes with Pepsi, Beatles with Stones, Gauls versus Visigoths. Most importantly there are canoeists versus kayakers. Each duality can either peacefully coexist or rage…

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Photo: Stephen Orlando

Tumpline: Light Moves

Using programmable LEDs affixed to a paddle, amateur photographer Stephen Orlando illuminates the mesmerizing patterns of movement, turning repetition into woven strands of light. Orlando…

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Photo: Jen Gardiner

Bow Lines: Bears, Banjos and Boogeymen

One of the scariest movies I ever watched as a young teenager was horror flick The Blair Witch Project. It scared the crap out of…

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Betcha Didn't Know About ... Blackflies

Betcha Didn't Know About ... Blackflies

Seven things you might not have known about blackflies: Blackflies are attracted to humans largely because of the carbon dioxide we exhale, but these bloodsuckers…

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Ray Mears & Me

CANADIAN CANOE CULTUREstream
Ray Mears & Me

“If I were to paddle with a carbon fiber blade I think I’d develop a palsy,” Ray Mears tells me as he carefully axes another…

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Who Owns The River?

Who Owns The River?

On July 20th, 2013, Paul Dart, Jr., 48, and a group of family members rented canoes and paddled a stretch of Missouri’s Meramec River. Five…

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Base Camp: Higher Learning

Base Camp: Higher Learning

We live in a small town. How small is it? The public school has only 128 kids spanning from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. There…

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29 Family Camping Expert Tips

29 Family Camping Expert Tips

Whether you love to get outside on foot, by caravan or in the cockpit of your kayak, our family camping experts share their top tips…

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Bow Lines: Boat? Check. Paddle? Check.

Bow Lines: Boat? Check. Paddle? Check.

Did you know there’s a collapsible hot tub you can take camping? It sounds nice, doesn’t it? Steamy baths under a night sky. The price…

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Last Paddle on the Dehcho

Last Paddle on the Dehcho

As we inch our canoe past the safety of an upstream sandbar and into an onslaught of waves, I panic. “I can’t do this! Let’s…

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Soggy feet portage

Tumblehome: Walk the Line

When you’re thigh-deep in muck on some godforsaken height of land, most paddlers would agree that portaging is right up there with toxic sea food…

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Paddle Like it's 1905

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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Prospector

How the Prospector Became Canoeing's Most Enduring Design

The bones of countless battered Prospector canoes have rotted to dust on empty shorelines over the last century, but many more have died quietly in…

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