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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…

Top Gifts for Paddlers and Canoeists

24 Nov

Be the star gift-giver this year with our favorite presents for paddlers, from little stocking stuffers to big splurges…

New Gear Review: BioLite Woodburning Camp Stove

17 Aug

Its small enough to fit in a canoe pack, burns twigs rather than gas, and might be the best thing for paddlers since yoke pads…

Submit a Trip Log and Enter to Win

28 Jul

Have a great story about a paddling adventure to share? How about a few great photos? Send your canoe Trip Log to and you’ll be entered to win a New Frost River Isle Royale Junior Bushcraft Pack!

Mark your calendars, the Outdoor Adventure Expo is coming soon

9 Apr

Are you ready to get summer adventures planned? Midwest Mountaineering’s Outdoor Adventure Expo is the surest sign of spring in Minneapolis. Come to the Expo for more than 120 presentations, over 100 exhibitors, sales throughout the store, and the world’s largest outdoor canoe and kayak auction! Stop by the booth to pick up your […]

Dreaming of Paddling the Far North?

18 Mar

Join us at the Far North Symposium this Saturday in Saint Paul Minnesota! Get inspired by canoeists who have tested the coldest waters and paddled alongside muskox and tundra. Presentations: Bear Paulson – Snake River, Yukon, Canada Kate Ellis/Bob O’Hara – Colville River Canoe Expedition, Alaska Tessa Olson, Kari Smerud – Eight Rivers North Expedition, […]

I Love Paddling T-Shirts are Here!

27 Feb

After many (many) requests, we finally have T-Shirts featuring our famous ‘I Heart Paddling’ logo. Read More >

Trip Report: Paddling the Bloodvein River

3 Jan

Four paddlers traverse a historic river from Woodland Caribou Provincial Park to the Atikaki Wilderness – highlights include pictographs, outstanding whitewater, stunning waterfalls and more… Trip Overview This trip can be broken into two major segments: headwaters and downriver. The headwaters segment of the trip is about 45 miles and can be characterized as a […]