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Featuring more than 2000 lakes and 500 portages, Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park is a canoe tripping paradise. Paddlers have the ultimate freedom to plan their own route through 1.2 acres of wilderness, choosing a trip length and preferred style to suit, camping at 2,200+ rustic campsites along the way. Canoeing doesn’t get much better than this!
With beautiful views, well-maintained facilities, a convenient location and just the right amount of challenge, the Sayward Canoe Circuit is a great choice for a paddling trip for novices and veterans alike. It’s a unique Vancouver Island paddling experience to rival other canoe trip experiences in British Columbia.
Glacier-fed and surrounded by impossibly high mountains, Maligne Lake offers the most epic multi-day canoe trip in the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about planning a Maligne Lake canoe trip.
Magnificently mountainous Okanagan Mountain Park, British Columbia, offers incredible paddling and hiking opportunities – here’s a complete guide, with campground details, trail descriptions, safety tips and more
Backcountry camping is one of the most affordable and satisfying ways to fully experience the raw and rugged beauty of British Columbia. It can, however, be difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re new to BC.
Explore the BC’s dramatic mountains and misty forests from a different perspective – the classic Canadian canoe. Here are 17 of the best BC canoe trips you need to paddle ASAP.
Gorgeous glacial lakes are a hallmark of the Canadian Rockies, with canoeing being the perfect way to fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of them. Read on to discover all the details you need to know to go canoeing on Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake.
Kejimkujik National Park is a paddler’s haven, featuring small and large lakes connected by ancient Mi’kmaw portages. Small yet carefully composed campsites nestle into the trees, cleverly located as not to overlook any others. Discover everything you need to know about planning a Kejimkujik canoe trip
Including eight lakes and around 55km of paddling, the Powell Forest Canoe Route is an exciting beyond the beaten path multi-day paddling adventure on the Sunshine Coast.
As North America’s largest paddle only lake, Murtle Lake offers canoeists and kayakers an unparalleled wilderness experience in British Columbia, Canada. Read abut our six day experience and then discover how to plan your own Murtle Lake trip
Wells Gray Provincial Park is a huge wilderness area in British Columbia, featuring as many as 39 spectacular waterfalls as well as pristine glacier-fed lakes, snow capped mountains and more. This post will tell you everything you need to know to plan a visit, focusing particularly on the scenic Clearwater Valley Road drive through the park and the waterfalls that make Wells Gray so unique.
The Norse equivalent of Heaven, Valhalla Provincial Park is exactly that if you like wild, beautiful natural areas with an absence of people. Here’s a complete guide to Valhalla Provincial Park including hiking trails, marine campgrounds and more
Hidden in the deep green valleys of Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park is the Della Falls trail to Canada’s highest waterfall. Read about our experience and follow the guide to visit Della Falls yourself
Sometimes, the best ‘backcountry’ trips are the ones hidden just beyond civilisation. This is certainly true of the five days we spent kayak camping on idyllic Wallace Island, British Columbia. Discover this island paradise for yourself, with our trip experience and comprehensive planning guide
A perfect parallelogram of lakes, rivers and portages surrounded by temperate rainforest and imposing mountains – our Bowron Lakes experience plus tips and advice
Pristine, turquoise water fringed with soft, golden sand beaches and lush rainforest. It sounds like somewhere far more exotic, but this is the scenery in the 100 Wild Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a little known paradise, especially for kayakers.
Algonquin. To canoeists, it is a legendary place of endless wilderness and adventure. It’s been on my wish list for over six years, ever since I first picked up a canoe paddle. Read the story of our six day canoe trip in Algonquin and then start planning your own Algonquin adventure with the included planning guide.
Desolation Sound is a paddler’s paradise. Read this guide to find out everything you need to know about paddling in breathtaking Desolation Sound, British Columbia, Canada
Kayaking in Columbia Bay, Alaska, is an unforgettable experience. It offers the chance of floating past huge icebergs, with a backdrop of a glacier and incredible snow capped mountains. Discover this amazing one day tour in Valdez, Alaska!