Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and long-time local guide. “The plexus of rivers that form the watershed provide years of expedition options that could fill a career of northern adventures.”

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Barton Sets New Record


The race started at the southern end of Manhattan on the Hudson across from Ground Zero. Forty-one participants in sea kayaks, surf skis and OC1s set off in five waves up the Hudson River (but with the current) to the northern tip of Manhattan. Leading the field was Barton, paddling an Epic V10L, and Brooklyn’s […]

Preserving Lake Superior


In July 1983 when we dipped our paddles for the first time into Lake Superior, we were part way into a voyage across Canada by canoe from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Beaufort Sea.

Johnson Buys Lendal


Johnson Outdoors Inc. has acquired Scotland-based Lendal paddles, adding the company to its portfolio of paddlesports brands. The family-owned and managed Lendal company was acquired from founders and owners, Alistair and Marianne Wilson. The transaction, which closed on October 3, 2006, continues Johnson Outdoors’ strategic focus on acquisitions that complement its businesses, have market-leading potential […]

ORC Buys Bell


ORC Industries to Buy Bell Canoe Oct. 2, 2006 – ORC Industries announced the signing of an agreement with Ted Bell to acquire the assets of Bell Canoe Works of Princeton, Minnesota. Bell’s manufacturing operation will be moved to the ORC complex in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and become part of the company’s growing Outdoor Group. Ted […]

Sea Kayak Paddle Review


Gear reviews are usually full of technical jargon and concepts I don’t understand. You will find none of that here. Instead, enjoy the ramblings of a 30-year paddler who enjoys all the technical advantages he can feel while using the product. I began paddling with heavy, 90-degree-feather, symmetrical paddles that were short on glitz and […]

Ted Bell Sells Bell Canoe


Ted Bell is selling Bell Canoe Works to ORC Industries of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Bell announced Monday, Oct. 2. Production will move from Princeton, Minnesota, to La Crosse, over the next 90 days or so. And they’re hiring Dave Kruger, formerly of We-no-nah, to oversee production. ORC Industries is a 40-year-old nonprofit established to provide […]

New York Kayak Fest


To help raise awareness of the importance of the Hudson River to New York, environmental watchdog group and Hudson River advocate Riverkeeper, in conjunction with the New York City Sports Commission, is presenting The 1st Annual New York Water Fest, a day-long event of water paddling fun, featuring New York City’s first premier Hudson River […]

Judge Declares Rec Boating Illegal


In the case of Normal Parm v. Sheriff Mark Shumate, James ruled that federal law grants exclusive and private control over the waters of the river, outside the main shipping channel, to riparian landowners. The shallows of the navigable waters are no longer open to the public. That, in effect, makes boating illegal across most […]

Kayakers Circumnavigate Lake Superior


Two team members from the Wilderness Classroom Organization, Dave Freeman and Amy Voytilla will launch their Solstice GT kayaks in Grand Marais, Minnesota and begin a clockwise circumnavigation of Lake Superior.

Verlen Kruger Biography Review


You don’t have to be a marathon canoeist to relish this fascinating tribute to the late, great Verlen Kruger, one of the most extraordinary paddlers who ever lived. Phil Peterson Sr.’s All Things Are Possible: The Verlen Kruger Story presents a sweeping, finely detailed treatise on the life and loves of this sharecropper’s son turned […]

Insurance for Paddlesports Companies


Tough Insurance Market The paddlesport industry is a very small insurance pool compared to larger industries. In this case, a pool is the number of policies or the amount of premiums paid by an industry. The statistical chance of losing 100 percent of the water in a large pool is much less than with a […]

Kayak Fishing at Night


by Jeff Hermanfirst appeared in Canoe and Kayak, July 2006 There is silence on the water. A silence void of all things man-made. Yet listen closely and you’ll detect a subtle richness of sound: the whisper of a southwest wind rippling the bay’s surface, the gentle rustle of salt grass, the soft lap of waves […]

Paddle A Canoe Fully Loaded


by Steve Salinsfirst appeared in July 2006 Canoe and Kayak For a fully loaded open canoe, 45 miles of Class II+ water on a river like the North Fork of the John Day in Oregon presents some challenges to staying dry and safe. Although river characteristics vary somewhat depending on where you are paddling, these […]

Today, Sept. 12, Is River Lobby Day


Today, Sept. 12, is River Lobby Day in Washington, DC! As you read this, more than 130 river activists from across the country are walking the halls of Congress, meeting face-to-face with their elected officials, and delivering a message about the need to protect and restore rivers in our communities. Join them in your very […]

Win a Pelican Case


Pelican is interested in your game habits, and they’re giving away a brand new 1510 airline carryon case for your help. Just fill out this short survey and you’ll be entered in a drawing for the case. One entry per person please, and we’ll draw on or about Oct. 16. Your answers will be aggregated […]

Whitewater World Cup Rocks On


With the Whitewater Kayaking Freestyle World Cup well underway, 120 international competitors are headed from the first World Cup site on the Ottawa River to Watertown, NY to compete in the Blackwater Challenge, World Cup #2, September 8-10. “A half-hour show is being produced here on the Black River, to be aired in December on […]

Idiot’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking


If you’re just getting started in paddlesports and don’t really know where to begin, this is the book for you! Written by former Canoe & Kayak magazine editor Dennis Stuhaug, the book offers easy-to-understand, detailed iinstructions for everything from choosing your first boat, to outfitting it just right for your intended purposes, to tackling the […]

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