Tori Baird solo paddling a Blue Steel canoe

What is Blue Steel?

T his proprietary composite material was first introduced in 2002, and yes, inspiration for its name did come from the movie Zoolander. After all it makes a ridiculously good looking canoe. In the past couple of years we’ve seen Blue Steel surge in popularity. It’s not hard to see why: for folks looking at a […]

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Hunter and Harris paddles with a Nova Craft Canoe

Canoe Tripping Stateside with Explore the Backcountry

Nova Craft ambassador Brad Jennings has had quite the “off-season”. He recently returned to his home in northern Ontario after completing major trips in Florida and in Texas, back to back. G rowing up paddling and camping in Ontario myself, I’ve been spoiled for choice. With millions of lakes, rivers and 72 designated provincial parks, […]

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Seeking inspiration in the Canadian wild

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, started in 2015, invites artists to experience the magic of extended wilderness tripping in the hopes of inspiring works and dialog surrounding the themes of nature and national identity. F. H. Varley’s “Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay”, 1921 T he story of the artist travelling remote regions of the Canadian wilderness […]

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5(ish) Questions with Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan, AKA “The Happy Camper”, is a beloved ambassador for wilderness adventure in Canada. He has authored thirteen books on subjects related to camping and canoeing, contributes regularly to a number of outdoors periodicals, hosts “The Happy Camper” radio show on CBC and is a frequent guest on the morning show circuit. He is […]

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