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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, […]

Canoeing Alaska

3 Jan

New Interview: A Trip of Several Lifetimes on Alaska’s Noatak River Nate Ptacek’s group had only one day of significant rain while spending three weeks descending the Noatak, which also happened to be their biggest day of rapids…. Words of wisdom he learned along the way: “Don’t stop paddling”…

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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 …

New This Week

19 Apr

What’s new in canoeing this week, join a group of intrepid Far North paddlers, paddle along with Boy Scouts in northern MN, and save the date for one of the Midwest’s largest canoe auction and outdoor expo!

Event: Paddle the Far North

22 Mar

Join other canoeists and sea kayakers and follow your dreams of paddling the remote far north. Enjoy slide/video presentations by the pros on paddling in Alaska, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and more…

A Race to Uncover the Past

14 Sep

Whether or not we’ll all be lucky enough to paddle the Far North, we like knowing it exists as a canoeing destination. It’s kind of like Everest or Denali to mountain climbers. That’s why we’re keen on learning about environmental changes and what they mean for the delicate tundra landscape. Permafrost–a layer of permanently frozen […]

Book Review: Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water

6 Sep

Book Review: Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water

When I was 22 yearsold, I led a group of 5 girls to the Arctic. For six weeks we paddled the Anderson River to the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to that trip, plus years of taking 12-year-olds to the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, I’ve never doubted that it’s possible (and fun) to take kids canoeing. But […]

Sub Arctic River Adventure 2012: Lynx Lake to Hudson Bay

5 Jul

Brian Johnston, Far North contributor, has once again headed for the far north with paddle in hand. He’ll be joining a crew of eight paddlers Read More…