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The 9 Paddling Films We Loved Most in 2020

Our favorite paddling films of 2020 inspired us to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling...

DIY Canoe Tree

At Paddling Magazine, we’re firm believers you can never have too many canoes. Unless, of course, you run out...

The New Rules Of Wildlife Ecotourism

We’ve nearly given up hope and are about to paddle back in, when off in the distance, we spot...

Editor's Pick

A Paddler’s Guide to Social Distancing

Iced in with nowhere to go? As more states and provinces recommend people work from home, stay home from school, cancel paddling events and...

The Salty Single Blade of Coastal Canoeing

I have always been a canoeist, but when I moved to the British Columbia coast 12 years ago, everyone...

The Great Future Of Plastic Sea Kayaks

I watched the swell, trying to gauge when I’d have water to ride over the barnacle-covered rock. I got...

Review: Mad River Canoe Explorer 16

In October 2020, Canadian boatbuilder Swift Canoe and Kayaks will take over manufacturing Mad River Canoe’s bestselling design, the...

AIRE Cub Inflatable Raft Review

Sometimes getting on the water is a head game and we just need a kick in the ass to...

12 Totally Genius Gifts For Kayakers & Canoeists (2021...

Paddling Magazine's 12 Days of Giveaways is here! We're kicking off the holiday season by giving away our staff's...

3 Best Electric SUP Pumps For 2021

The trade-off for the convenience and easy portability of an inflatable SUP is the small hassle of inflation. Sure,...

How to choose the best kayak paddle

Paddling Magazine gives expert advice on which kayak paddle is perfect for you

The Long Paddling History Of Australia’s Murray River

Watch Out Except for Lake Alexandrina, the Murray’s waters are generally safe and calm, and can be traveled end-to-end on...

Taking a Paddling Trip Down Memory Lane

“What value do wilderness trips have in your memory?” I ask my wife, Tory, over a Saturday afternoon lunch...

Sea Kayaking In Antarctica: Small Spaces, Tall Places

With the mainsail full of wind and favorable seas, the last mountain peak of Cape Horn dipped below the...

Where The River, Ocean And Mountain Gods Meet

This past spring, Norm Hann and I set out from the Gitga’at community of Hartley Bay, tucked in the...

The Key To A Perfect Paddling Stroke Is All...

“Don’t think of moving water past the boat. Think of moving yourself and the boat past the paddle,” my...

New Flush Drowning Research For Kayakers

I've had my share of swims, as I’m sure you have too. Especially in the early days when my...

Why Your Kayak’s Specs Probably Don’t Matter All That...

A while back, I worked for a prominent international kayak company. I was fortunate to see the development process...

Speed Champion Lina Augaitis’ Guide To Making A Comeback

Lina Augaitis is no stranger to the podium. But where she used to thank her sponsors and husband in...

The Antidote to Soft

Recently, I read irreverent travel writer Chuck Thompson’s To Hellholes and Back, an hilarious account of his pilgrimage to...

The Gender Gap In Whitewater Kayaking Prize Money Payouts

As a competitive whitewater kayaker, it has always been my dream to stand on top of the podium for...