Canoe & Kayak Magazine won two prestigious Maggie Awards at the 53rd annual awards ceremony, held April 23 in Los Angeles. Presented by the Western Publications Association, Maggie Awards recognize excellence in magazine publishing west of the Mississippi River.

Among 1,700 entrants, five Canoe & Kayak titles were selected as finalists in four different categories. The magazine won Maggies in the categories “Best Regularly Featured Department” for its Take Out column, and “Best Table of Contents” for its Canoe Journal 2004 annual.

Canoe & Kayak has been a finalist on numerous occasions in the past and has won two previous Maggie Awards, for its 1995 and 1999 Buyer’s Guide issues.