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Dan Caldwell field tests Spade Kayaks' Ace

Review: Spade Kayaks' First River Runner

To call a spade a spade is to tell it like it is. Some people might be offended by this straight talk and consider you…

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Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Boat Review: Silverbirch Covert 9.3

Last fall, Steve Childs, the designer and owner of Silverbirch Canoes, called and said he’d snuck the very first Covert into the country and asked…

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Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

Boat Review: Dagger's New Nomad

If you're like me, you’ve got a favorite hoodie and pairs of pants and shoes that you never want to let go of. You’re comfortable…

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Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

Boat Review: Liquidlogic Braaap

As a farm kid who grew up with dirt bikes and ATVs, I had a hunch where Liquidlogic’s strange new boat name came from. A…

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Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

Boat Review: Echoee by Echo Paddles

I'm sitting in my boat clenching my fists and shivering. It’s a rainy May afternoon, a week into a 10-day solo canoe instructor course. Lined…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

Boat Review: Pyranha Burn III

When Hollywood has a hit movie it’s almost expected that a sequel and sometimes even a trilogy will follow. It’s a risky strategy that doesn’t…

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Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

Boat Review: Jackson Kayak Rogue 10

When I hear someone described as a rouge I conjure up an image of a trail worn cowboy with a rough and tough exterior that…

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Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Boat Review: Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nobody in the last six months has called me asking how the Nova Craft Canoe Prospector 16 paddles. Not a single outfitter, guide, instructor or…

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Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Boat Review: Pyranha Fusion L

Some children look like a perfect mix of their parents, while others seem to resemble one more than another. While Pyranha’s crossover does have some…

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Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

Boat Review: Dagger Kayaks Katana 10.4

We’ve learned over seventeen years of doing boat testing and shootouts that testers compare all boats in the test to their own personal boat or…

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Video: Kevin Callan Asks If Wilderness Still Exists

Video: Kevin Callan Asks If Wilderness Still Exists

In 2012 Kevin Callan and Kip Spidell went on two seperate two-week canoe trips in Quetico Provincial Park asking paddlers if they thought wilderness still…

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Video: Short Film Chronicles Freeman's 365-Day BWCA Stay

Video: Short Film Chronicles Freeman's 365-Day BWCA Stay

New short film Bear Witness chronicles the year Dave and Amy Freeman spent in the wilderness to bring awareness to proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the wilderness…

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Video: 5 Reasons Why Southern River Trips Rock

Video: 5 Reasons Why Southern River Trips Rock

Want a trip of a lifetime closer to home? Scott MacGregor catches up with Steve in the Black Feather booth at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure…

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Video: Where's The Best Place to Go In Algonquin Park?

Video: Where's The Best Place to Go In Algonquin Park?

Scott MacGregor catches up with Randy Mitson in the Algonquin Outfitters booth at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show to discuss Ontario's most beloved tripping paradise.One…

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Video: Canoeing the Churchill River

Video: Canoeing the Churchill River

A new tourism ad from the province of Saskatchewan shows off the beauty of the Churchill River - check it out above. From Tourism Saskatchewan:…

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Video: Guiding through the North

Video: Guiding through the North

Caleb Roberts lets us come along for two canoeing trips through northern Canada he took this summer in Guiding Through the North. Watch above as…

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Video: Rediscover North America Complete 5,200-Mile Expedition

Video: Rediscover North America Complete 5,200-Mile Expedition

After eight months of paddling and over 5,200 miles, the Resdiscover North America expedition team has made it to the Arctic Ocean on September 2. The…

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Video: The Happy Camper Paddles Georgian Bay

Video: The Happy Camper Paddles Georgian Bay

Kevin Callan, the Happy Camper and regular Canoeroots columist, and his paddling buddy Andy head out on an 8-day canoe trip along the eastern coast of…

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Video: Top 5 Reasons to Paddle in the Yukon

Video: Top 5 Reasons to Paddle in the Yukon

Rapid Media's Scott MacGregor talks with Kalin Pallet from Yukon Wild about why every paddler needs to head north to paddle in the Yukon and…

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Video: Extreme Family Vacation

Video: Extreme Family Vacation

We're excited to take a peek at Canoeroots contributor Bruce Kirkby's latest grand journey—Big Crazy Family Adventure debuts on June 21. With his wife, Christine Pitkanen,…

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Video: Spring is here!

Video: Spring is here!

Celebrate the first day of Spring with this beautifully shot video titled Missing Hatchet from Nate Ptacek. What trips do you have planned this season?…

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Video: Treaty Talks

Video: Treaty Talks

"On a three month expedition, the crew of Voyages of Rediscovery, paddled dugout canoes 1243 miles upriver from the Sea to the Source of the…

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The Blackfly Song

The Blackfly Song

It won't be long now before paddlers are humming this popular folk song on the portage trail, around the campfire and just about everywhere else…

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Video: The Allagash and the Master Guide

Video: The Allagash and the Master Guide

In this 26-minute episode of Windows to the Wild, experience the mighty Allagash River with 80-year-old master guide Gil Gilpatrick. He takes guest host Scott…

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Video: Sounds of West Coast Canoeing

Video: Sounds of West Coast Canoeing

No words, no music needed. Sit back and experience the sights and sounds of a five-day canoe trip in the Pacific Northwest.

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