Owens River Odyssey


Return of a river breathes life into a different sort of novice paddling club

Canadian History Up in the Air—Along with 23 Nova Craft Canoes


Our canoes can be spotted in some unusual places these days.

Instructor Profiles: David Johnston


Photo by Jovan Matic David Johnston’s motivation as a sea kayak instructor changed when he no longer had to make a living at it. “Now I tell the students, ‘This better be fun because I’m on vacation,’” says the Toronto-based civil servant and Web designer. It’s not that Johnston didn’t know how to have a […]

Superior Surf


Conor Mihell paddles out in historic surf on Lake Superior last week near Wawa, Ontario. Photo: Megan Gamble/ The National Weather Service’s Great Lakes coastal forecast website ranks high on the list of bookmarks for rough-water paddlers in the heart of the continent. When the lakes glow red and purple on the forecast, indicating waves […]

Freya: Why Not Australia?


C&K’s Adventurer of the Year Reflects on the Beauty and Challenge of her Australian Circumnavigation

Middle Fork Rising


C&K Associate Editor Dave Shively reports from the magazine’s epic high-water trip on Idaho’s classic wilderness multi-day.

Book Review: Grey Owl and Me


In the early 1900s, an Englishman named Archie Belaney came to North America in search of adventure and became one of the first to romanticize the notion of canoe-tripping in the Canadian wilderness. Belaney quickly fell in with the Teme-Augama Anishnabe, the “Deep Water People”, a native Ojibwa tribe whose traditional lands encompass present-day Temagami, […]

Yukon 1000: The Last Great Race


By Conor Mihell Peter Coates uses unorthodox methods to market the grueling 1,000-mile paddling race he organizes on the Yukon River. Streaming in bold letters across the top of the website for the Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race is the question, “Do you really want to do this?” Last summer, 17 teams of paddlers […]

34th Annual North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s Mattawa River Canoe Race


Pattison Outdoor Advertising presents the 34th Annual North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s Mattawa River Canoe Race on July 24th, 2010. 64km Canoe Race – Race Start 7am-9am (scheduled category starts) Olmsted Beach, North Bay, Ontario 13 km Family Race – Race Start 12 noon Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, Mattawa Area, Ontario *NEW* – 13km Junior […]

Paddling the Galapagos


It’s a gorgeous January day near Espanola Island, a 23-square-mile hunk of black volcanic rock in the south-east corner of the Galapagos Archipelago. No sooner have my wife Hilary and I dipped our paddles in the water than a smooth, whiskered brown head pops up five feet away and stares with liquid, fathomless eyes.

Out For Blood


Manitoba’s Bloodvein River serves up introductory whitewater, pristine wilderness, and some pulse-quickening surprises

Nahanni Gold: Iconic Canadian watershed preserved


Iconic Canadian watershed preserved By: Conor Mihell The silver anniversary of Nahanni River Adventures has been a golden year for owner Neil Hartling. Northern Canada’s iconic South Nahanni River, one of many wild waterways originating in the mountainous spine of the Northwest Territories, has always been the centerpiece of Hartling’s canoe and raft outfitting operations. […]

World Rafting Championships


To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. The United States men’s whitewater raft team knows this competition maxim all too well, having defended its title as the U.S.’s top raft team for the past seven years.



Somewhere in between polishing off a second helping of turkey and hanging Christmas lights this holiday season, multi-day boaters must find time to apply for their western river permits in anticipation of warmer days on the water this spring or summer. The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have developed permit systems for […]

Northern Forest Canoe Trail


Check out Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Registration opens for 2009 Yukon River Quest


Registrations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 24-June 28, 2009. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. New online entry […]

Women on the Adirondack Ponds


Adirondack N.Y.- a canoe adventure to embrace a pocket of paradise.

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