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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Kayak Tour of Beauty


Eddo Stefano wears a wide, toothy grin. His frame is slight and wiry but has a raw strength that comes from the water upon which he has spent much of his life. “If you catch fish, you make money. If you don’t catch fish, you make no money,” he explains matter-of-factly. “Yeah, it’s hard work. […]

Run of the Charles


A beautiful spring day made for a successful 24th Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race, the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). “The Run of the Charles caps a great week for the Charles River,” said Charles River Watershed Association(CRWA) Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. “On Saturday, more than 1,000 volunteers […]

National Kayak and Canoe Sprint Team Named


The Flatwater Sprint Senior National Team was named following the Sprint US Team Trials held on the Otay Reservoir in Chula Vista, California, from April 28-30. This team will represent the United States on a European tour, which begins next week. This tour includes World Cup competition and training with coaches Nathan Luce and Guy […]

Win Kayaks In National River Cleanup Week


It’s simple: Go to the National River Cleanup Week Web site, www.nationalrivercleanup.com. Either register your own cleanup effort, or find an existing cleanup in your state, and sign up. Or call (865) 558-3595. Registering your cleanup is free. Students who participate in a an organized cleanup can submit an essay that expresses their thoughts on […]

An Afternoon on the Water


The group rallied at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, and milled around for an hour or so looking at all the boats and paddles and other gear that folks had brought. Joe Matuska from Aquabound came with a paddle that has a brand new joint mechanism – they’ve applied for a patent and that was […]

Head to Toe Outfitting


The right clothes can make the difference between a miserable day and a happy day on the water. In some cases, the right paddle wear is a matter of survival. How do you know what’s right for you? Start with when and where you are paddling. If it’s warm weather and warm water, you’ll want […]

Next Generation Tackles the River in Jackson Kayaks


From seasoned river veterans still a long way from a driver’s license, to parents and kids getting their first tracks in whitewater, what happened out there was a transformation in what river kayaking can mean for families. The Powerhouse stretch was cranking, with about 4,400 cubic feet per second spilling over 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls and […]

Michigan Heritage Water Canoe and Kayak Trail


Southwestern Michigans water trail is everything a paddle trail is supposed to be a journey rich with history, beauty and wildlife.

Colorado Paddle Fest


Paddlers of all ages and abilities will come together with paddling manufacturers, top pro kayakers and leading instructors and professionals for a weekend of boating education, entertainment, and instruction. Colorado Kayak Supply in Buena Vista will be the “Event Headquarters” for the majority of the activities. CKS will also host a used gear swap and […]

Instead of a Company Car, He Got a Kayak


The keen kayaker convinced his employers that the yellow kayak was more maneuverable and cheaper in the long run. He explained: “I can cover up to eight miles quite easily.” Korbel, who used to run an adventure centre and was formerly an advanced instructor for the British Canoe Union, checks that moorings are in the […]

Car Racks for Kayaks – Load ‘Em Up


How are you going to get that kayak or canoe to the water? Tim Farmer lays out the options.

Baja With Kids


Mixing rich Mexican culture, bathtub-warm water, and a little adventure, Conception Bay is the perfect Baja destination for a family sea kayaking trip.

By Tom Bol

First appeared in Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking, 2006

Baja Driving Itinerary


Crossing the Border: In San Ysidro, the last exit before crossing into Tijuana, make sure to exchange money and fill up with gas. Most gas stations in Baja take only cash, so you need to be covered. There are places to exchange money in major towns (including Muleg and Loreto, near Conception Bay), but take […]

Logistics for a Baja Road Trip


LOGISTICS Kids in Baja: Despite what many may think of traveling anywhere in Mexico, Baja is as safe as many places in the United States. With a little prudence, you can have a healthy, fun trip with kids in this unique desert by the sea. Here are a few tips for traveling south of the […]

Top Kayakers Compete in Reno


Top whitewater kayak athletes and world and national champions including Eric Jackson, Jay Kincaid, Tanya Shuman, Brooke Winger, and Andrew Holcombe battle it out for top honors at the festival. Competitions include an Open Freestyle rodeo for amateur athletes, a professional invitational freestyle rodeo, a boater-cross race, and a down-river race taking place less than […]

Beginner’s Guide 2007


On the Cover Aracely Rojas takes a break on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. By Kevin Arnold FEATURES Glacier’s Glory:Good times and grizzlies in Montana’s Glacier National Park. By Tom Bol North America’s Best: C&K dishes data on 10 of the continent’s best paddling trips, from Baja to Alaska. By Tom Bol Salt River Rising: […]

Canoe and Kayak, May 2006


On the Cover, May 2006 Crystal-clear waters and boulder-strewn island shores lure kayakers to Africa’s immense and exotic Lake Malawi. By Barry Tuck FEATURES ONCE BEFORE, NEVER AGAIN A man’s quest to complete a journey begun by his father is finally realized when he reaches the summit of Ontario’s remote Tip Top Mountain. Previous attempts […]

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