Trips

Canadian Canoe Culture

By , published on January 14, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” – James Raffan, adventurer, acclaimed author and Director Emeritus of the Canadian Canoe Museum. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is…

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Multi-Day Trip Planning

By , published on April 15, 2016
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Multi-Day Trip Planning

You’ve got yourself a solid camping kit, you are comfortable on overnighters in Algonquin Park, and now you are looking to push your way into some multi-day trips in the backcountry! This is a fairly common progression for the outdoor enthusiast; however, even eager campers may be hesitant to tackle a multi-day trip in the…

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A Meanest Link story to get you “thinking spring.”

By , published on April 9, 2014
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  The Meanest Link canoe route received unprecedented attention in 2013, when The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, completed the route with his canoeing partner Andy Baxter. Kevin’s terrific videos about the route created a lot of buzz, not to to mention that he took the “Once Around Algonquin” story on his winter speaking tour. But…

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Planning your Next Trip & A Look Ahead

By , published on January 29, 2013
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This past weekend I did a 3 part series on how to pre-plan your next trip into Algonquin Park on my site www.algonquinblog.com.  These tips are helpful whether you are camping along the Hwy 60 Corridor or going on a canoe trip.  Pre-planning is, to me, an important part of trip planning.  The reason for…

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Canoeing Traditions :: Kirk Wipper

By , published on September 20, 2012
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Traditions vary among paddlers. Depending on what camp you come from, a song may have a few words that differ here and there from another camp. And as you grow older, traditions evolve and change. You may even find yourself singing John Denver or Meat Loaf tunes with your kids instead of camp songs. (Or,…

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