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Hand Painted Kevlar Canoes by Norquay & Co

23 Dec

Here’s a little inspiration to get us through a long winter – we’re drooling over the beautifully painted canoes by Norquay & Co and abitibi canoes. What they say: “3 unique designs (Finlayson, Kipawa, and Chilliwack) available in 2 colour options, each painted by hand on the classic Prospector 15’ infused kevlar canoe. Crafted right […]

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 […]

Dropping a Canoe 100 feet – New TuffStuff by Nova Craft Canoe

9 Jan

Hold your breath as our friends at Canada’s premier canoe-maker Nova Craft drops a gorgeous new canoe 100 feet to see if it would survive and still be seaworthy. Here’s what they say about it: “To further test the strength of our newest composite canoe material, TuffStuff Expedition, we decided to drop a canoe from […]

New Trip Log: Paddling the Otoskwin-Attawapiskat Rivers of Ontario

26 Apr

A canoe trip you reach by train, plane, and finally canoe!. Just to get your paddling juices going as the spring weather finally arrives …

Nova Craft Introduces New Line of Whitewater Canoes

10 Jan

Nova Craft Introduces New Line of Whitewater Canoes

It’s officially 2013–that means we can all start planning our summer canoe trips without being labeled overachievers (although really, if we did start planning in December, what’s wrong with that?). It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking routes and big gear purchases, like canoes. If you’re a white water paddler, Nova Craft just […]

A New Canoe from Nova Craft – the Moisie

14 Dec

Nova Craft Canoes announced its new Moisie 16’6, a dedicated whitewater tripping canoe. The Moisie 16’6 was created to carry a big load and still handle whitewater with ease. When it comes to whitewater tripping, from side slipping, surfing waves and ferrying in and out of rapids to moving quickly and tracking well in flat sections, […]

Can You Canoe? The Okee Dokee Bros say it all….

6 Dec

  Ok, so we know that the Okee Dokee Brothers are much-acclaimed musicians for kids, but this song is too good to be typecast. Have a listen! It’ll make your day, and then pass it along to a young paddler-to-be! CLICK HERE to play the songs >   A month-long canoe trip down the Mississippi […]

Video: Building a Birch Bark Canoe

8 Aug

Video: Building a Birch Bark Canoe

We were inspired by this video of Grant Goltz and friends as they built a replica of an 1860s Ojibwe birchbark canoe. It’s a long one, but a good one. If the video doesn’t load, you can also watch it HERE.