Kaydi Pyette

Kaydi Pyette is the managing editor of Paddling Magazine.

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 Explorer 16, in two composite layups. Mad River Canoe’s  Explorer 16 Length:...

Fact And Fiction Behind COVID-19’s Supposed Benefits For Climate,...

April 22, 2020, was an Earth Day like no other. Usually congested highways were empty. At least half the airplanes in the world were grounded and passenger traffic was...

Bear Safety Gear for Camping

“Your best defense in bear country is your brain—your knowledge and understanding of bears,” writes Steve Herrero in his 2003 pioneering book, Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. By...

Mission: Diversify The River

Two American women are aiming to grow the love of paddling with an event series focused on getting Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) on the water. Diversify Whitewater’s...

Solo Canoe Review: Adirondack Canoe Company’s 14-Foot Boreas

There’s a brief but particular full chassis shudder a 2003 Suburu Outback makes when its serpentine belt snaps. So, when the check engine light blinked on a moment later,...

5 ways canoeing will help you live longer

I recently became a great aunt at the age of 33. Perhaps it’s because all my great aunts are either gone or very elderly, but it got me to...

How To Plan For Your Next Virtual Canoe Trip

If you dream of going to the moon, first try New York City’s Meatpacking District. Last year, an out-of-this-world virtual reality (VR) experience was unleashed in anticipation of the...

How to save our wild places from being loved...

“I can only describe it like a zombie apocalypse.” Those are the words of Brad Bogle, as told to the Globe and Mail newspaper. Bogle’s parents operate a family farm...

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For Canoe Adventures

Kaydi Pyette shares the secrets of why it is a good time to be an adventurous paddler.