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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…

Canoeing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean

8 Sep

  They paddled 5,200 miles, over 244 days, from their launch in Buras, Louisiana to Nunavut on the Arctic Ocean. Six adventurers set out to paddle North America, experience the continent from the perspective of the canoe, and record their observations. They experienced inevitable weather and ice delays, as well as the amazing generosity of […]

New Book: On Top of a Boulder: Notes from Tyrrell’s Cairn

22 Apr

Longtime Arctic paddler Brian Johnston is inspired by a famous rock pile, or cairn, in the barrenlands near the headwaters of the Dubawnt. It was constructed by J.B. Tyrrell in 1893, who left a note in a jar to commemorate his journey – it was a moment when he and his brothers were short of food, and had to decide whether to turn for home, or venture further north…

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 Canoeing.com 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, […]

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 […]

6 Paddlers, Eight Rivers, 900 Miles

7 Jul

Follow six paddlers as they canoe over 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay and the barren lands of Nunavut… MORE >

Find Your Way to the Far North Symposium

19 Mar

Learn about exploring some of the wildest rivers in North America at the Minnesota Canoe Association’s annual Far North Symposium in St. Paul, MN on March 22nd. Nine presentations will cover paddling rivers in Canada and Alaska, with several reports of epic trips, a primer on organizing your own trip from the legendary Bob O’Hara, […]