Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Traci Lynn Martin, a 49-year-old registered nurse in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted a new paddling goal—an ambitious one. And what could be more ambitious than setting a world record? So Martin went to the world record people, Guinness, and looked u[...]

Book Review: Crocodiles and Ice by Jon Turk

Book Review: Crocodiles and Ice by Jon Turk

In his new book, Canoe & Kayak contributing editor Jon Turk reflects on how a lifetime of expeditions have shaped a personal “consciousness revolution”—a shift towards a reciprocal relationship with the natural world he’s convinced all of[...]

Mother’s cancer diagnosis sparks Missouri River source to sea

Mother’s cancer diagnosis sparks Missouri River source to sea

Avoiding Barges: Inside Kris Laurie's Missouri-Mississippi River source-to-sea odyssey

Editors’ Picks: Canoe & Kayak’s Top Stories of 2016

Editors’ Picks: Canoe & Kayak’s Top Stories of 2016

C&K’s editors and contributors pick their favorite stories from the past year.

RIP Toni Prijon

RIP Toni Prijon

Hurricane, T-Slalom, Tornado and Invader ring a bell? Paddlers who got their start paddling iconic Prijon kayaks from Germany owe it to Prijon founder Anton Prijon, who passed away on Dec. 30, 2016, leaving a long paddlesports legacy. According to a [...]

Hoffmeister to Kayak 30,000 miles Around North America

Hoffmeister to Kayak 30,000 miles Around North America

By Jeff Moag Freya Hoffmeister today announced her plan to circumnavigate the North American continent by sea kayak. The German adventurer will attempt the approximately 30,000-mile journey over the next eight to ten years, paddling in stages of thre[...]

President Obama Designates Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

President Obama Designates Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

President Obama created a 1.35-million-acre national monument in southeastern Utah Wednesday, further cementing his administration’s conservation legacy. The new Bears Ears National Monument covers a sprawling desert and mountain landscape whic[...]

Why the Stikine (Still) Matters

Why the Stikine (Still) Matters

Though expedition kayaking is evolving fast, paddlers are still uniquely obligated to protect its benchmark run, B.C.'s Grand Canyon of the Stikine.

Readers’ Picks: C&K’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

Readers’ Picks: C&K’s Top 10 Stories of 2016

With the calendar about to turn over into 2017, it’s time to track down the most popular stories of the past 12 months. A holiday deep dive into our analytics reveals the viral click-bait and the stories and photo features you couldn’t get enough[...]

12 Days of Christmas, American Whitewater-style

12 Days of Christmas, American Whitewater-style

Outlining 12 key victories this year for river conservation organization American Whitewater

Op-ed: Boundary Waters One Step Closer to Finding Permanent Protection

Op-ed: Boundary Waters One Step Closer to Finding Permanent Protection

Paddlers Dave and Amy Freeman spent the last year paddling in the Boundary Waters, working to raise awareness about proposed sulfide-ore copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. On December 15, the Bureau of Land Management annou[...]

Land managers say ‘no’ to proposed sulfide-ore copper mines near Boundary Waters Wilderness

Land managers say ‘no’ to proposed sulfide-ore copper mines near Boundary Waters Wilderness

Broad coalition of Minnesota business leaders, sportsmen, veterans and conservationists praise the decision and urge permanent protection.

Canoe Paddle Nearly Impales Florida Driver

Canoe Paddle Nearly Impales Florida Driver

That's no boat oar, it's an Attwood Marine 5’ Aluminum Canoe Paddle, available for $12.96 at your local Walmart Superstore. Your top hand goes on the T-grip, and it should always be transported inside your vehicle.

Photo Essay: Scenes from Standing Rock

Photo Essay: Scenes from Standing Rock

C&K's coverage from Standing Rock, profiling the paddlers of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests on the Missouri and Cannonball rivers.