Come along with Adventurer Jim Baird, his girlfriend Tori, and their dog Buck as they paddle a wild and seldom traveled river of Quebec’s breathtaking Côte-Nord region. Watch the story of their adventure unfold in this 15-part video series as they use and learn a variety of wilderness travel skills, including everything from whitewater paddling maneuvers to axemanship and, when unwanted visitors show up, operating a bear banger. You’ll get to see things from the dog’s perspective too. So grab a paddle, and get ready for a 14-day journey that begins 118 miles from the nearest road. Or scroll through the Lessons from the Trail video archive below for tips and skills videos from Baird’s previous adventures.
By Jim Baird We left a big chunk of paddling for the last day, and after breakfast, we headed out in perfect weather with some uncertainty as to how long it would take to bypass the obstructions that [...]
Episode 11 of Jim Baird's Côte-Nord Adventure canoe-tripping across the wilds of Quebec outlines lessons learned in dealing with heavy rains in the remote stretches of the Natashquan River.
By Jim Baird Nothing is better than enjoying your catch of fresh fish around a campfire after a long day on the river. The opposite is true for cleaning fish, especially when black flies come into the[...]
By Jim Baird To find the average drop of a river, check the contour interval marked on the topographic map to see how many feet each contour line represents. Then, you can count how many contour lines[...]