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Gear Review: Aqua Bound Edge Whitewater Paddle

12 May

Jim Gallagher, far north paddler, goes in-depth on the Aqua Bound Edge Canoe Paddle – it’s specifically designed for challenging situations, the paddle breaks down into sections for easy packing – a big plus for fly-in canoe trips. From performance in whitewater to packing for an arctic canoe trip…

Far North Symposium 2017

15 Mar

Do you dream of paddling icy arctic rivers amidst muskoxen and caribou? Join a group of intrepid paddlers who have canoed the Far North…

Carly Dow: Music from the Canoe

4 Oct

A unique wilderness residency yields inspiration and new insights for Canadian singer songwriter Carly Dow. Her music both reveals and reflects the raw Yukon River surroundings. More…

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters stays in the family

5 Jul

Over 60 years of outfitting canoe trips into the Boundary Waters will continue with a new generation…

It’s National Park Week

15 Apr

Voyageurs National Park Photo courtesy

… and that means entry to each and every National Park is totally free. Its time to get out, explore and #findyourpark! National Park Week is April 16-24, 2016

What is the American Canoe Association?

10 Mar

For years we’ve been digging through the ACA web site for events, classes, and paddlesports news, and we’ve never really grasped the depth of the American Canoe Association and all it does. So what is it?

Calling all Paddling Clubs

2 Feb

Give your volunteer project a boost this year! Are you planning¬† a riverbank cleanup? Or working on new water trails? The ACA and L.L. Bean sponsors paddling clubs every year with the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Program. Grant requests are due Feb 12 so get your club motivated and get your applications in right […]

Its Time to Plan Your Boundary Waters Trip

29 Jan

  Permit reservations for the BWCAW are now open for 2016. Reserve your entry point permit early to get first choice on popular lakes and regions. Not sure where you want to paddle? We have everything you need to know to go from boundary waters newbie to in-the-know. Here are a few links to get […]