Established in 1893, Ontario’s 7,653-square-kilometer Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada. It became a park for a reason and that reason involves paddling.
In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten
The Age of the Paddler-Conservationist
Environmentalists and the director of Camp Keewaydin have joined forces to call on the Ontario provincial government to issue full protection to an embattled wilderness area in the Temagami canoe district.
Play kayaks may be getting shorter and rounder, but they got nothing on what Mullen, Neb.’s Glidden Canoe Rental puts its customers in. Located on the Middle Loup River, it shoves customers off in … water tanks for cattle.
The Pines rest in the middle of the two-square mile town of Indian Harbour Beach. The Atlantic is a mile east, and Orlando is about an hour northwest. It’s your typical beachside town, except for one thing: The Pines sits on the edge of the Banana River, and adjacent to the put-in to a seven-mile stretch of canal that is almost perfect for long-distance flatwater spring training. It’s so good in fact, that out of the 36 possible Olympic medals in sprint canoe kayak at the 2012 London Olympics, eleven were won by athletes that trained at The Pines.
You got questions, Eddy’s got answers
C&K’s list of what to pack when sea kayaking in the final moments of winter.
It’s always a pleasure to welcome international paddlers to U.S. races. But at this year’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials, their attendance came with a twist.
This story featured in the 2012 June issue. By Eugene Buchanan If Jim Lochhead’s stainless steel Sierra cup could talk, it could hold court—and coffee—among canoeists anywhere. Etched onto it are the names of Arctic runs like the Great Slave/Burnside, Yellowknife/Coppermine and South Nahanni. His homemade, 6-foot, mahogany camp table contains the burned-in names of […]
“Park and play” wasn’t in the lexicon of the voyageurs or Lewis and Clark. When the water ran out or the river became too steep, they portaged.
The times have changed and so have the cameras, but not what photographers ask of their boating models.
Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography
Remembering the wave warrior Eric Soares.
Around 50 sea kayakers ventured down to Baja, Mexico for the first annual Baja Sea Kayaking Festival hosted by Aqua Adventures and Baja Adventures on April 11-14. Curious to see how the first ever festival was going to be, C&K’s online editor ventured down the crew. Here’s what she experienced:
“We’re in a drought that is drying wells, fueling fires, and depleting reservoirs,” says Meredith Blount Miller, Senior Program Coordinator at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, a leading water conservation organization. “If trends continue, we could see conditions rivaling those of the 1950s ‘drought of record.’”
No stretch of water on the planet is as feared as the legendary passage around Cape Horn, where gale-force winds, rogue waves, icebergs and summertime blizzards have sunk more than 800 ships. Freya Hoffmeister intended to paddle around it.