34 Articles by: Conor Mihell
C&K Spring Gear Bag

C&K Spring Gear Bag

6 easy-packing camping accessories for paddling season ahead

A Young Family Paddles Home … Across Canada

A Young Family Canoes Home ... Across Canada

Inside the Berthiaume family's four-month, 3,000-mile voyageur journey home, paddling east from Edmonton, Alberta to Montreal, Quebec.

New Testament: The Updated Canoe Tripper’s Bible

Canoeing Wild Rivers: Updated for its 30th Anniversary | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Longtime C&K contributor Cliff Jacobson has been a fixture in the world of canoe-camping for over 30 years. He has led canoe trips across North America, from Texas’ Rio Grande to the Canadian hi[...]

4 Reasons to Celebrate the Florida Circumnavigational Paddling Trail

4 Reasons to Celebrate the Florida Circumnavigational Paddling Trail

Measuring over 1,500 miles, the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail traces the entire perimeter of the Sunshine State, exposing paddlers to its wonderful diversity of wildlife and land[...]

Battle for the Boundary Waters

Battle for the Boundary Waters

Advocates say “historic” bill is a key step in outlawing mining on the doorstep of America’s most popular wilderness area

Loss of a Legend: George Luste, 1940-2015

Loss of a Legend: George Luste, 1940-2015

On a snowy February day in Toronto, I’m feeling inadequate standing at the podium in a high-school auditorium—not because of the 500 people in the audience, but for one larger than life man in the[...]

Short Boats, Big Gains

Short Boats, Big Gains

Exploring the genre of high-performance, light-touring boats that bridge the gap between expedition and rec kayaks with a look at Paul Gamache's 3,900-mile, 78-day source-to-sea record descent of the [...]

A Paddler’s Pilgrimage

A Paddler’s Pilgrimage

Canadian paddlers James Roberts and James Manke highlight memories documented in 'Greenland Bound,' their film with David Hartman capturing the experience competing at the Greenland National Kayaking [...]

Auction Block: Bill Mason’s Grumman Canoe

Auction Block: Bill Mason’s Grumman Canoe

Bill Mason called her “Queen Mary.” As much as Mason, a filmmaker, painter, author and Canada’s most famous canoeist, praised his beloved wood-canvas Chestnut Prospector, a stalwart 17-foot alum[...]

Meet Me at the Sea

Meet Me at the Sea

It took Bill Mason a number of tries to sell the National Film Board of Canada on afilmrendition of Holling C. Holling’s classic children’s picture book Paddle to the Sea.  But the filmmaker pers[...]