Paddling Safely

Paddling Safely

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills [...]

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

Yosemite National Park's new Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced places paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries. The plan offic[...]

2014’s TOP 10 STORIES

2014’s TOP 10 STORIES

It’s that time of year again, when we look back on the year that was and we crunch the analytics to determine the top stories of the year at CanoeKayak.com.

Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

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 lo[...]

‘The Super Bowl of Tahiti’: Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race 2014

‘The Super Bowl of Tahiti’: Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race 2014

Photos and words by Shawn Parkin The small and normally quiet village of Fare on the island of Huahine in French Polynesia is abuzz with activity. Children play in the ocean, climbing the mooring line[...]

The Colorado River to See a New Whitewater Park Next Spring

The Colorado River to See a New Whitewater Park Next Spring

By Eugene Buchanan While kayaking play parks have sprouted up across the West in recent decades, the region’s biggest waterway, the Colorado River, only has one engineered kayaking park, the rem[...]

Rush Sturges: The Athlete and the Artist

Rush Sturges: The Athlete and the Artist

Rush Sturges is determined to reinvent his sport, and himself This story first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. River Roots Studios occupies an upstairs flat in the quiet town of [...]

Border Paddling: Big Bend and the Rio Grande’s Wilderness Canyons

Border Paddling: Big Bend and the Rio Grande’s Wilderness Canyons

By Colin McDonald Like many Western waterways, the Rio Grande sometimes seems closer to a complicated, engineered plumbing system than a river. Its sporadic (and often nonexistent) flows are the resul[...]

Cannonball Runners: The Adirondacks’ Outlaw 90-miler Declassified

Cannonball Runners: The Adirondacks’ Outlaw 90-miler Declassified

For those who attempt this feat, there are only two rules: the trip must be completed within 24 hours, and the boat must pass the cedar tree near the boat launch on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, which [...]

Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King's vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.