Back to Days 1&2 Back to Days 3&4 Day 5 A day behind schedule, we awoke before dawn to the sound of silence; the wind had finally subsided. The morning air was damp and cool, and a faint breeze carried with it a waft of oceanic-esque scents. As the sun slowly crept over the horizon, we swiftly tore down camp, all too eager to get on the water and put some meaningful distance behind us.
Our planned destination for the day was Cascade Falls. I had been captivated by this spo
Back to Days 1&2 Day 3 We awoke to the sounds of rustling leaves and bending branches. A cool, stiff breeze had blown in overnight and we became increasingly discouraged with the prospect of a productive early rise and launch. After encountering less than ideal conditions the previous two days, we were beginning to think Gitchi-Gami was doing everything in her power to stymie our southerly progress. Clambering out of the tent, I swiftly traversed the coast in hopes of catchin
The Jarvis Township Circle Route is a little known crown land canoe route just north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The full loop is 30km long, passing through numerous small lakes connected by15 portages. It would take approximately 1-4 days to complete depending upon how much portaging you want to do per day. The scenery is reminiscent of Lake Superior Provincial Park's interior. With all the maples, it would be a great place to paddle during the fall! I've completed this tr
Back in May 2016, Leah and I paddled an unknown and ill-advised route in Lake Superior Provincial Park, connecting Gamitagama and Mijinemungshing Lakes via the Anjigami River. There isn't an official route connecting the lakes. Read along and be sure to check out the trip report video to see how we fared! Video Trip Report The first few days of our trip were bliss! Departing late afternoon on the Friday from Mijinemungshing Lake, we paddled a few kilometers before we found a
This article originally appeared on Hammer Canada's Blog Always keen to paddle into the past, I spend a great deal of time researching long abandoned canoe routes, some of which were potentially traveled by my distant ancestors. Paddling is in my blood, as a Métis, my forbearers were some of the first peoples to explore the vast nation of Canada by canoe. Call it a historical longing, but I’m drawn to the waters to probe their mysteries by canoe or kayak. Fueling on the trail
Ontario's Muskoka region is a breathtaking landscape of windswept pines, imposing rocky knolls and countless lakes, rivers and streams. The area can be a paddler’s paradise if you don’t mind sharing your trip with power boats, cottagers and long weekend revelers. While it's true that many of the ‘wild’ Muskoka routes are dotted with millionaire’s summer retreats or choked with boat traffic, one can still escape to a few secluded regions where peace and solitude awaits. The Se