On a canoe trip we tested three new products from Washington’s Cascade Designs that prove comfortable lightweight camping gear don’t have to mean high price.
This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.
In September, the world’s premier kayakers and canoeists meet in Deep Creek, Md., as the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships return to the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.
Daydream of exploring through Florida’s 1,500-mile circumnavigational water trail or Canada’s Thelon Game Sanctuary with this summer paddling reading list.
An iPhone without a case if a fragile thing. Gear reviewer Helen Jane details how indestructible and waterproof the LifeProof Case actually is.
If you’re lucky enough to own a Royalex canoe, fear not—your craft has many years ahead. Here are some ways to protect your investment well into the future.
The Rivergator crew grapples with commercial barge traffic as the Lower Mississippi River Paddling Trail-mapping expedition extends to Baton Rouge.
Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.
New videos, final thoughts and a competitor’s stage breakdowns from the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix, which ended in an epic and appropriate way on the Basse Cachee River, a Quebec City classic where the most intense Giant Slalom event stage was saved for last.
We track the 2014 winter that was, as Pacific Northwest paddlers reaped the record benefits from a winter kayak season for the ages.
There’s nothing like the feeling of gripping a wooden canoe paddle as it glides smoothly through the water. These four are the best there are for flatwater performance.
“Exploring Antioquia,” the second in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ pair of first descents on a big-water canyon section of Rio Cauca, and then 55 miles down the politically unstable Rio Nechi, “a steep river deep within Colombia’s narco-ruled jungles.”
Expedition lowdown from six young canoe-trippers who departed Duluth, Minn., and headed to the Canadian subarctic, crossing 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay coast and the Inuit community of Whale Cove, Nunavut.
Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.
The day before the North Fork Championship’s marquee race at Jacob’s Ladder, Katrina Van Wijk learned that she would be the first woman ever to compete in the prestigious race. She marked the occasion by getting the words TiTS DEEP tattooed along her rib.
Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.
Hard lessons learned from Matt Krizan’s 36-day expedition paddling the entire Pacific coastline of California, from the June 2014 issue of C&K.