Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of 16 books, including the bestselling, The Happy Camper and Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss. He is still presenting across North America and has been a key speaker at all major canoe events. Butt End first appeared in Canoeroots magazine 16 years ago. Kevin lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

11 Top YouTube Canoe Channels According To Kevin Callan

Just half-a-dozen years ago, paddlers had only a few channels on YouTube to binge-watch to get inspired for the next canoe trip; mini video celebs like Maddy the Goose...

Fake Bushcrafters’ Lasting Impacts

What an eyesore. The campsite, an idyllic pitch of granite and pine in central Algonquin Park, had been blemished by of a couple of yahoo bushcrafters.  They had cut down...

Kevin Callan’s Secret Honey Hole

Canoe tripping has become far more popular over the last few years. That’s a good thing. Except when you’re looking to escape the crowds and find your own garden...

Nova Craft Celebrates 50 Years Of Making Tripping Dreams...

In 1970, paddler Ken Fisher began building a limited selection of fiberglass canoes from his garage in Glanworth, a tiny hamlet outside of London, Ontario. Back in the 1960s,...

Kevin Callan on how to win paddling’s greatest debates

On a quiet Saturday morning over tea and toast, I typed out a question on Facebook. “What are the top paddling debates?” I asked my friends. Before noon, I...

19 Deadly Sins A Canoe Tripper Should Avoid

I’m not a perfect canoe tripper. I’ve sat on my life jacket at the campsite, used my bailer bucket as a pee bottle, stuck the blade of my paddle...

Why We Always Remember Our Canoe Trip Campsites

Sigurd F. Olson said it best about the significance of good campsites. “Campsites are punctuation marks for the voyageur, signifying the end of the day. I may forget portages, rapids,...