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Cookout at the Lookout

By , published on March 25, 2017
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© Cobi Sharpe

One of my favourite things about nature is watching the seasons change. It’s amazing what plants and animals go through when they prepare for winter and how they come alive when spring happens. With the warm temperatures we have had over the past couple of weeks I wanted to get to Algonquin Park to see…

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Wonderful Winter Activities in Algonquin Park

By , published on March 7, 2017

wonderful winter activities in Algonquin Park

During family day weekend 2017, I spent my time in Algonquin Park attending the Winter in the Wild Demonstration portion of the event, displaying my hot tent.    It was a fabulous weekend and there were so many people in the park winter adventuring!  I spent some of every day checking out the trails and…

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Winter Adventures in Arrowhead

By , published on February 17, 2017
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Winter adventures in Arrowhead

More Than Just A Skating Trail Arrowhead Provincial Park is a gorgeous place to visit in the wintertime. The park is located north of Huntsville and when the snow flies, there is no better place to spend the day adventuring. I used to hate the cold weather and winter, until I discovered how many amazing…

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Algonquin Snowshoe Adventures

By , published on January 26, 2017
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Snowshoeing Algonquin Park

This winter is the first one in a while that has seen me watching the weather forecast and hoping for snow – and lots of it! I want to strap my snowshoes on and head out for an adventure! Last winter, I decided to buy snowshoes so that I could go on a winter backcountry…

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The Settler: Proud to be a Canadian

By , published on January 23, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

Canoeing the Harbourfront, and around the Toronto Islands. Paddling is a quintessential national experience for Canadians new and old; in Ontario, we are never far from a waterway. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over 200 lakes, countless rivers and heritage waterways in…

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The Explorers: Paddle the Painted Landscapes | Canadian Canoe Culture

By , published on January 22, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

Canoeing through the Barron Canyon in east Algonquin Provincial Park, its striking landscapes inspired the art of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Paddling in Ontario’s wilderness inspires creativity and connection, experience the artistic connection. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over…

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The Mentor: Shared Knowledge | Canadian Canoe Culture

By , published on January 21, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

Indigenous youth build a birchbark canoe by hand at Fort William First Nation. The canoe is a symbol of the great wisdom to be learned from Canada’s Indigenous people. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over 200 lakes, countless rivers and heritage waterways…

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The Champion: Challenge Yourself | Canadian Canoe Culture

By , published on January 20, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

White water rafting in a flat-water canoe on the Madawaska River, Barry’s Bay. Paddling builds confidence and creates personal growth, plus its great fun! Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over 200 lakes, countless rivers and heritage waterways in Ontario, we are connected…

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Canadian Canoe Culture | The Connector: Make a Real Connection

By , published on January 18, 2017
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Canadian Canoe Culture

Three generations of paddlers in Quetico Provincial Park. Paddling teaches core values, skills and love of nature, and is best shared with your most loved ones. Is there anything more Canadian than paddling? ‘Ontario’ is an Iroquoian word meaning ‘land of shining waters’. With over 200 lakes, countless rivers and heritage waterways in Ontario, we…

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LEAF LAKE CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS

By , published on January 14, 2017
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As an avid canoe tripper, visits to Algonquin Provincial Park only happened for me in the summer. Never having visited the park in the winter, I was curious about the park’s winter cross country ski trail systems. After doing some research, I had 4 ski areas to choose from: Fen Lake, Leaf Lake, Minnesing, and…

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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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