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North Canoe at The Canadian Canoe Museum
The canoe is absolutely central to Canadian identity — so much so many of us haven’t stopped to reflect on how deep those roots go.
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00 TSW Hidden Gems Levitate Canoe Kayak copy
Most paddlers can attest that, as soon as you push off and feel your weight buoyed by the boat, you leave behind the weight of…
00 Coboconk aerial 2 – old
The Trent-Severn Waterway has no shortage of poetically-named communities lining its banks from Scugog to Omemee, Bailieboro to Buckhorn, but my favourite of all is…
01 Approaching Lakefield
I recently came across a clever design that superimposed a public transit network map over the Trent-Severn Waterway. In the same way the TTC subway…
00 TSW Hidden Gems Wetlands 3
Escape to Another World: One of the uncanniest sensations that canoeing creates in the mind of the paddler is the sense of being so close…
00 RTO8 – Padling Experiences Lovesick Fall Colours
Wolf Island Provincial Park is another unsupervised provincial park on the list of hidden gems along the Trent-Severn Waterway. The park covers 220 hectares between…
00 RTO8 – Little Lake Fountain 8
From the globe-traversing outriggers of the South Pacific to Amazonian dugouts to the birchbark craft of Turtle Island, the canoe is a fascinating example of…
Aerial photo of bobcaygeon
Made famous by The Tragically Hip’s rhyme with “constellations,” Bobcaygeon rests upon three islands right at the meeting point of Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes. These…

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