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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Introduce your youngster to fishing, or come fish together as a family at a national wildlife refuge during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8. Most states waive fishing license requirements for one or two days during the week and America’s national wildlife refuges are great places to take advantage of this opportunity to get […]
Our kayaks slip quietly through the dark river waters following deer as they plunge through the marshy wild rice paddies, into the creek and swim off in search of drier land. We paddle the Palmetto Water Trail which flows down the Cooper River to its end in a cypress pool in the Wadboo Swamp, deep […]
Darcy is pantomiming to me from an eddy at the bottom of a rapid on Ecuador’s Mishualli River. She’s pointing, tapping her head, and finally motioning with her paddle. I feel like a flustered kid on first base who has forgotten the steal sign.
Las Vegas gets a lot of love as an outdoor destination, but you never hear anything about its East Coast counterpart. That’s too bad. Beyond the casinos, garish shows, saltwater taffy, hip mobster kitsch, and Monopoly street names, paddlers can win big with AC’s surrounding wild forest, decent surf, and big fish. KAYAK FISHING The […]