Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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Build Your Own Kayak – Part Three


When I set out a few months ago to build a wood-core fiberglass sea kayak from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit, I did so firmly believing that whatever skills I lacked in things like, say, woodworking and fiberglassing could be overcome with elbow grease and romantic perseverance. I was right, mostly, and the project rapidly […]

Idaho’s Hazard Creek


New Canoe and Kayak managing editor Joe Carberry files a trip report from the heart of the Idaho jungle. Sometimes, in the kayaking world, things just come up gravy. From shuttles to clean lines to portages to the coffee packed in the back of your creek boat setting you off right in the morning, once […]

Check Your Local Webcam Before Paddling


Just before Zak Cross put in for a 20-mile paddle from Quadra Island to Stuart Island in the northern end of British Columbia’s remote Straight of Georgia, he logged onto the Internet. The paddle would take him from the relatively dry side of the Discovery Islands to the mouth of Bute Inlet at the edge […]

Five Classic Water Trails


The water trails phenomenon began in the late 1980s, and now the trend is gathering momentum like a tandem canoe after a few well-orchestrated strokes. Water trails offer everything from maps to well-marked access points and campsites; practically the only thing left to chance on your planned escape is the weather. We covered the grandaddy […]

Trevor’s Excellent Summer Adventure Continues


Post One – May 18, 2008 Post Two – June 15, 2008 Post Three – July 28,2008 Alright folks, update number three. After the las month’s series of fiasco’s,thankfully, this last month has been without electronic or mechanical hassle, and I have been able to focus much more on what I set out to do. […]

Selecting a Guided Sea Kayak Tour in Baja


by Nancy Mertz Sea kayaking has exploded in popularity in recent years. Sea kayaks are stable, the skills are easily learned by anyone in good health, and it is a way to experience marine mammals quietly and closely. Many of the sea kayak tour operators in the southern half of the Baja peninsula, in the […]

Personal Locator Beacon


To truly accept the idea of a personal locator beacon (PLB), you have to accept the idea that every spot on the Earth can now be seen by the network of satellites in orbit. There is no longer any place that is truly wild, unexplored, or free from the reach of technology, which flies in […]

Canoe & Kayak Staff BlogsBoating, Bluegrass and Business: The Great Colorado Road Trip


I’ve never been so happy to get on the L.A. freeway. It’s 4 a.m. and 90 degrees in the desert. Interstate 5 offers a straight shot to the coast and the first promise of a cool breeze since I left Aspen two days ago. Or was it yesterday? The driving days are all blurring together, […]

PGE considers whitewater park for Clackamas River


Portland General Electric is seeking a federal permit to continue operating its dams along the Clackamas River, and part of the plan includes the possibility of developing a whitewater park between the Faraday Dam and River Mill Dam for boaters and kayakers and improve river access for fishing and other outdoor recreation activities. “Bob’s Hole […]

British Columbia Whitewater Photo Gallery


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Todd Gillman of the RangeLifecaptures whitewater adventures on some classic runs in British Columbia, Canada.

Gear Guide – 14 Foot Rafts For Every Budget


There’s water in them thar’ hills this year, from California to the New York Island, and there’s no better way to experience it than Huck Finn-style from the high-and-dry seat of a raft. But with apologies to Huck and Jim, there are far better materials and designs on the market these days than a pallet-shaped […]

Descending into the Unknown in Papua New Guinea


There are few places left in the world where whitewater kayaks haven’t been. Until we arrived on New Britain, an island off Papua New Guinea, it was one of these places. It’s a landscape of tortured terrain—forested mountaintops divided by dozens of high volume rivers in slot canyons a raft could plug. We’re on one […]

2008 Gorge Games Start in July


The Gorge Games in the Pacific Northwest – the Columbia River – are back. After suspending the games for 4 years (the last ones were in 2004), the Games are back under new management, with events planned for summer 2008 and winter 2009. You can see carnage and courage in a wide array of outdoors […]

“I want to win a LEER truck topper” Sweepstakes


WHAT: LEER and Canoe & Kayak Magazine Truck Topper Sweepstakes – We will draw one name from the entries. WHEN: Contest runs from June 17 –Sept 17th, 2008. HOW TO WIN: It’s easy! No purchase necessary! Just send an email with ‘LEER Truck Topper Sweepstakes’ in the subject line to: Scott.Waidelich@canoekayak.com or mail a postcard […]

Do Not Ask The Question


Post One – May 18, 2008 Post Two – June 15, 2008 ‘What else could go wrong?’ ‘Ohhhhh no, don’t say that,’ was my friend’s response, calling me out on jinxing myself. I shrugged off the warning and went to bed, tired and frustrated. So far, in my grand summer’s worth of boating adventures, I […]

Canada’s Gulf Islands Sea Kayaking


Photos from a Sea Kayaking adventure in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. The islands are located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, Canada.

For more information on planning your own adventure in the Vancouver Island area click here



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