23 Articles by: Conor Mihell
Book Review: The Carry Home

Book Review: The Carry Home

After nature writer Gary Ferguson lost his wife, Jane, in a whitewater canoeing mishap on a wild river in 2005, he gradually returned to the wilderness to put his life back together.

Patagonia By Sea Kayak

Patagonia By Sea Kayak

'There were so many great moments during the trip. I’ll never forget the stunning scenery and remarkable wildlife we encountered every day. Patagonia is a truly remarkable place to explore.'

Yukon’s Peel Watershed: Threatened Paddling Classics

Yukon’s Peel Watershed: Threatened Paddling Classics

#9 – The Peel Watershed An expansive, roadless canoe-tripping haven threatened by resource extraction Text by Conor Mihell Photos by Peter Mather A half-dozen brawny, whitewater rivers tumble ou[...]

Upriver: Sea to Source for Salmon on the Columbia River

Upriver: Sea to Source for Salmon on the Columbia River

Paddling up the Columbia River taught us what it is like to be a salmon. You start at the ocean, strong and clean but by the time you make it up towards the headwaters, you’re smelly and moldy, brui[...]

Broadback: A C&K Film Debut Exclusive

Broadback: Experiencing the fury of a wild Quebec river

The debut of 'Broadback,' a short film by David Hartman that offers a raw glimpse at his June 2014 three-man descent of the furious and remote Quebec river draining into James Bay.

How to Make a River Town

How to Make a River Town

In this Q&A, canoeist Natalie Warren, a member of the outdoor education nonprofit Wild River Academy, explains her message to river towns across the Midwest: about building a culture around urban padd[...]

Canoe Trails: Lost and Found

Canoe Trails: Lost and Found

Brad Jennings of Explore the Backcountry describes the irresistible lure of rediscovering forgotten canoe trips and his latest project working with mapmaker Jeff McMurtrie to identify a forgotten loop[...]

Book Review: Paddlenorth

Book Review: Paddlenorth

By Conor Mihell Reading Ottawa-based writer Jennifer Kingsley’s new book, Paddlenorth (Greystone Books, $26.95), you can’t help but envision an idyllic place: The endless expanse of the Canadian t[...]

2014′s TOP 10 STORIES

2014′s TOP 10 STORIES

It’s that time of year again, when we look back on the year that was and we crunch the analytics to determine the top stories of the year at CanoeKayak.com.

Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and lo[...]