Go Faster With The Kayak Forward Stroke

Ninety-nine percent of the time you spend in your sea kayak is devoted to paddling forward. With a cadence of 50 full stroke cycles each minute, a paddler makes 3,000 strokes every hour. This means that small improvements in your kayak forward stroke technique...

Why Paddler Bill Mason’s Legacy Will Never Die

Bill’s enduring memory has to do with the fact his message was never just about canoeing.

Video: How to Make Cowboy Coffee that Actually Tastes...

Learn to make a great backcountry coffee the old-fashioned way for your camping adventures. This technique, often called cowboy...

Why The SUP Resale Market Is About To Change

The racing SUP resale market has languished for a decade, but everything is about to change.

Canoeing Supports Healthy Relationships To Live A Good Life

The world's longest-running study on happiness has great news for wilderness canoeists.

Camp Wapomeo Women Complete 50-Day Canoe Trip

Each summer Camp Wapomeo sends out four 50-day canoe trips, a tradition since the first 50-day expedition in 1985.

Behind 40 Years Of The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

We meet the quirky characters breathing life into the bygone era of wood canvas craft.
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We invite you to discover the Canadian Canoe Culture in Ontario. Paddling, whether it’s in a canoe, kayak, raft or SUP, offers possibilities for deep and meaningful connections, adventures and learning. In a world that is increasingly disconnected, paddling brings you back to some of those basic rhythms – that feeling of being connected to the natural world and yourself. It provides the opportunity to shape, define and nurture who and what we are. Join in the conversation by using the hashtag #PaddleON.

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