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A Date with Nigel Foster

Sea kayaking legend Nigel Foster chats with an avid sea kayaker about close encounters with polar bears, his top 5 camping kit essentials and more.

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The Century Club

07.21.2011

Call it Canada’s best idea. One hundred years ago, in 1911, Canada established the Dominion Parks Branch—the world’s first national parks service. Back then, the Canadian government managed six parks—including iconic mountain retreats like Banff and Jasper…

We’re Giving Away an AIRIS Kayak

04.29.2011

New kayak going to only the finest of ‘friends’—’like’ us on Facebook to enter

12 Reasons To Start Paddling

06.22.2010

Nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.

Canoe or Kayak? Which one is right for you?

05.20.2008

Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusivestory by Cliff Jacobsonphotos by John Bolivar Editors note about the author: You will probably figure out in reading this article that the author is a canoe man through and through. He currently owns twelve canoes-eight tandem’s and four solo’s. In his words” Canoes are like dear friends; one can never […]

Mile High Sea Kayaking Paddling Yellowstone Lake

03.25.2008

The snow fell during the night, piling around the tents and covering the boats in a white shroud. I stuck my head out the door and recoiled from the cold. The thermometer read just 20 degrees. No wonder my feet were chilled.

Kayak Fishing from a Mother Ship

03.07.2008

Southern California’s best kayak fishing destinations lie far beyond paddling reach. Those places are the thick kelp beds and rocky shallows of the windswept Channel Islands, spots the most audacious power boaters avoid.

Kayaking the Length of the Florida Keys

01.09.2008

At the top of his “to-do”wish list was a kayak trip the length of the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of about 1,700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West.

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Summer Kayak Gear Review

08.18.2007

Sunny days and soaring temps call for the right gear. Here’s a look at what’s out there now to complete your paddling season tool kit.

Paddling Technique: Forward Stroke

07.11.2007

Paddling like Greg Barton takes years of practice and precise technique.

Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Kayak Tow Systems Review

01.19.2007

Knowledge is key in choosing a safe effective rescue system

Sea Kayak Paddle Shaft Diameter

08.29.2006

Although the differences in shaft diameters are small, they can affect your blade control.

Sea Kayak Launching and Landing

06.16.2006

This article first appeared in Canoe & Kayak Magazine June 2006
It’s embarrassing, but I fall in the water more often launching or landing, with everyone watching, than when I’m farther from shore. You too? These tips may help minimize your shoreline antics.

Journey to Haida Gwaii

05.25.2006

A three-hour tour sparked a love affair with kayaking that led this couple to the expedition of a lifetime.

Car Racks for Kayaks – Load ‘Em Up

04.25.2006

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

Getting Started in a Kayak

12.02.2005

Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide