112 Articles by: Conor Mihell
Destination: Lofoten Islands

Destination: Lofoten Islands

Inside British sea kayaker and filmmaker Erin Bastian's latest project above the Arctic Circle in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, where she explores a dreamscape of fjords, mountains, exposed coastline an[...]

Mike Ranta: Mission Accomplished

Mike Ranta: Mission Accomplished

Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile solo canoe journey across Canada, as 150 supporters greet the affable voyageur on Day 200 as he reaches Dominion Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the easternmos[...]

C&K’s Guide to Fall Reading

C&K’s Guide to Fall Reading

Get Reading: Four new paddling titles to help get you through the paddling season.

Cross-Canada canoeist Mike Ranta’s final weekend

Cross-Canada canoeist Mike Ranta’s final weekend

“Right now I’m feeling like a million bucks,” says Ranta, closing in on the end to his historic pan-continent solo canoe voyage, at the end of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.

Mike Ranta celebrates birthday on final leg of historic canoe crossing of Canada

Mike Ranta celebrates birthday on final leg of historic canoe crossing of Canada

Track Ranta’s progress HERE, from the interactive map pictured above. On a misty morning on New Brunswick’s St. John River, Mike Ranta answers my phone call on speaker. It’s Day 178 of his 4[...]

Mike Ranta rescues a baby moose

Mike Ranta rescues a baby moose

A funny thing happened two months into voyageur extraordinaire Mike Ranta's pan-Canadian canoe odyssey on Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle River, where the expedition paddler saved a newborn moose entrap[...]

Live Wood: 5 one-piece hardwood canoe paddles

Live Wood: 5 one-piece hardwood canoe paddles

Recently, one-piece hardwood canoe paddles have surged in popularity — especially in the lakes and rivers of Ontario, the heart of Canadian canoe country. These paddles are cut and shaped entirely b[...]

An update from a cross-Canada odyssey

An update from a cross-Canada odyssey

During a rare moment of internet connectivity near historic Churchill River we check in with Pierre Pépin and Jennifer Gosselin, the French-Canadian couple amid an 8,800-mile, 200-portage expedition [...]

If You Build It: Salida, CO Whitewater Park

If You Build It: Salida, CO Whitewater Park

Modern whitewater park design originated in Colorado, and Salida’s quarter-mile course, completed in 2000 on the Arkansas River, is prime example of the archetype. Salida was designed by veteran eng[...]

If You Build It: San Marcos, TX Whitewater Park

If You Build It: San Marcos, TX Whitewater Park

A century after its construction, the Rio Vista Dam on the San Marcos River was cracked and tired, in need of replacement. Following the Colorado model, councillors in San Marcos, Texas sought to repl[...]