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Backpacking
The Canol Heritage Trail - A long trail with a little bit of history
Backpacking in Wells Gray Provincial Park - Spectacular backcountry trips in BC

Backpacking the Laurentian Trail - La Mauricie National Park
Hiking Red Rock Canyon & Tamarack Trail - Waterton Lakes National Park
The Donjek Region - Backpacking in Kluane National Park
Backpacking The Bruce Trail - Storm Haven in Bruce Peninsula National Park
The West Coast Trail - Backpacking in Pacific Rim National Park

Paddling
Place of Wonder - Sea kayaking in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands
Beausoleil Island - Kayaking Georgian Bay Islands National Park
The Canadian Canoe Museum - Canada's canoeing heritage
The Saguenay Fjord - Sea kayaking Quebec's Saguenay Region
Footwear for Canoeing - What to wear and when
Canoe Portage Courtesy - Being considerate of others on portage routes

Buying a Canoe - Things to consider before you make your purchase
The Miramichi - Canoeing in New Brunswick

Temagami - Canoeing Canada's largest interconnected canoe routes
Canoeing Manitoba with Northern Soul - An interview with Paul Gossen

Camping
Awenda Provincial Park - Georgian Bay's hidden gem
Moose Mountain Provincial Park - Car Camping in Saskatchewan
Algonquin Park - Comfy Camping in Ontario's largest provincial park
Fundy National Park - Camping in scenic New Brunswick
Riding Mountain National Park - Journey to the center of North America
Camping Lesson Number One - Preparation is key

Day Hiking
Day Hiking Essentials - Things to bring along on your adventure
Day Hiking Above the Bay of Fundy - Cape Chignecto Provincial Park
Limehouse Conservation Area & Kilns - The Bruce & Black Creek Side Trails
Gros Morne National Park - Day hiking in Newfoundland
Fall Splendor - Algonquin Park's day use trails
Jasper National Park - Day hiking in the Rocky Mountains
Land's End - Day hiking on the Gaspé Peninsula

Adventure Cycling
La Traversée de Charlevoix - Mountain biking in Quebec
Mountain Biking the Cabot Trail - A cycling adventure in Cape Breton

Other Activities
Bird Watching - Watching our feathered friends in the backcountry
The Adventure of a Picnic - An impromptu dinner outdoors
Wine Tours - Exploring Canada's wine regions with an outdoor twist
Killarney Lodge - A peaceful haven in Algonquin Park
The Irish Loop - A weekend journey on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland
"A Walk in the Clouds" - Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
Butterfly Viewing - Conservatories, migration and your own backyard
Point Pelee - Watching the Monarch Migration
Whale Watching - Whale watching off the coast of Victoria, BC

Backcountry Cooking
Cookbooks
How it All Started - An author's dream becomes a reality
Backpack Gourmet - A volume of tasty recipes written by Linda Frederick Yaffe
Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' - Vegetarian recipes for the trail
Chef in your Backpack - Gourmet Cooking in the Great Outdoors
Lipsmackin' Backpackin' - recipes for the trail by Tim and Christine Conners

Camp & Home Kitchen

The Backpacker Oven - A great oven for backpackers and canoeists
The Vital Stove - Saving the weight of fuel on the trail
OPSAK - The odor-proof ziplocking bag
Nesco Professional Food & Jerky Dehydrator
Backpacker's Pantry Outback Oven - Making trail food exciting
Outback Kitchen Sink - Handy and compact
GSI Outdoors - Great gear for your camp kitchen
T-Fal 8 Piece Family Outdoor Cookset - Non-stick cookware for the outdoors
Primus VariFuel Stove - A fuel efficient and robust stove

Recipes & Ideas
Date, Pecan, Blueberry, and Ginger Bars - courtesy of Another Fork in the Trail
Carrot Cake Quinoa Flakes - courtesy of Another Fork in the Trail
Stratton Lake Spaghetti Sauce - a plain and simple pasta sauce
The Portage Lunch - Team OAC's favourite lunch
Fabulous Fry Brownies - courtesy of Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin'
Trail-Grown Sprouts - courtesy of Lipsmackin' Backpackin'
The World According to GORP - Team OAC's favourite trail mixes
Spicy Teriyaki Jerky
Fruit Leather
Banana Boats

Food Reviews

Vega Shake & Go Smoothies - a great source of Omega 3-6-9
Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods - Convenient backcountry meals
Mojo Bars - A great product from the maker of Clif Bar
TREK Optimized Performance Beverage - Hydration for high output activities
Balance Bar - Energy on the run
Wild Country Honey Bars- chock full of honey, nuts and seeds
Harvest Foodworks - food full of flavour
Hot Cereal - A warm start to your day

Miscellaneous
The Adventure of a Picnic - An impromptu dinner outdoors


Gear Reviews
Shelters
Exped Venus II
Eureka! Backpacker VCS Tarp with Mesh Room - Tarp-ology at its finest
Eureka! Outside Inn - A great family car camping tent
Eureka! Autumn Wind 3XD Tent - A 3 person tent with lots of headroom
Eureka! El Capitan 3 Tent - A comfortable tent with an excellent venting system
MSR Hubba Hubba Tent - A versatile tent for two
Eureka! Aurora 1 Lite Single Person Tent - A small tent with big features
Eureka! Moonshadow Solo Tent - Light and durable shelter for one
Eureka! The Gaspesié - Performance backpacking tent for two

Backpacks

Stratus Access FZ Backpack - An innovative design from Granite Gear
Arc'teryx Bora 95 Backpack - A multi-day, expedition worthy pack

Camp & Home Kitchen
The Backpacker Oven - A great oven for backpackers and canoeists
The Vital Stove - Saving the weight of fuel on the trail
OPSAK - The odor-proof ziplocking bag
Nesco Professional Food & Jerky Dehydrator
Backpacker's Pantry Outback Oven - Making trail food exciting
Outback Kitchen Sink - Handy and compact
GSI Outdoors - Great gear for your camp kitchen
T-Fal 8 Piece Family Outdoor Cookset - Non-stick cookware for the outdoors
Primus VariFuel Stove - A fuel efficient and robust stove

Paddling Specific
Salus Bijoux PFD - Keeping your infant safe on the water
SealLine Canoe Seat - A little comfort for the wilderness tripper
Eureka! Storm Shield Canoe Packs - The SS115 and Cilaos Canoe Packs

Lighting
Petzl Zipka Headlamp - The world's smallest headlamp
Snow Peak Giga Power Lantern - The world's smallest gas lantern

Sleeping
Thermarest ProLite 4 - Well worth the investment
Eureka! Air Rest Sleeping Pad - Putting the rest in camping

Footwear & Footgear
Keens Venice H2 - Functional footwear for paddlers
Keens Newport H2 - A robust paddling shoe that works well on portages
MSR Denail Snowshoes
MSR Little Tyker Denali Snowshoes

Apparel
Columbia Sportswear - Ladies Whirlibird Parka
Columbia Sportswear - Ladies Whirlibird Mittens
Columbia Sportswear - MensPowder Bowl Parka
Columbia Sportswear - Mens Trick Eagle glove

Canada Goose - Nomad Trekking Series - Comfort and warmth for foul weather

Organization
Outdoor Organizer - Keeping your pack contents handy
Hydroseal Compression Sack - Raising the bar on waterproof compression sacks
Children's Gear
STONZ - Outdoor footwear for babies and toddlers

Salus Bijoux PFD - Keeping your infant safe on the water

Miscellaneous
LEKI Super Makalu Cor-tec P.A. - Lightweight trekking poles for the serious hiker
Brunton Eclipse™ 8099 Compass - A rugged compass with advance features
Katadyn Pocket Professional Water Filter - A reliable and durable water filter
Seacure Waterproof Bum Bag - A waterproof fanny pack

Book Reviews
Outdoor Guides & Related Non-Fiction
The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - An exceptional how-to guide
How to Knit in the Woods - A must have for all knitterly-outdoor enthusiasts
The Happy Camper - An essential guide to life outdoors by Kevin Callan
Ontario's Lost Canoe Routes - Another canoe route gem by Kevin Callan
How to Shit in the Woods - A book by Kathleen Meye
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Cookbooks
Backpack Gourmet - A volume of tasty recipes written by Linda Frederick Yaffe
Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' - Vegetarian recipes for the trail
Chef in your Backpack - Gourmet Cooking in the Great Outdoors
Lipsmackin' Backpackin' - recipes for the trail by Tim and Christine Connerss

Pleasure Reading - Fiction
The Winter Road by Terry Hokenson - an inspiring story for teenage readers

Safety & Survival
Thunderstorm Safety - What to do when you see a storm approaching
Hypothermia - What to do in water and on land
Stove Safety - using your stove safely
Bear Safety - What to do when you are in bear country
Survival Kit Basics - Essentials for a backcountry survival kit
Compass Improvisation - Lost in the woods? No compass? Here are some tips.

Photography
Photography at Night - Night time photography with multiple exposures
Photographing Waterfalls - Tips for creating that misty look
The Otter Box - How to keep your camera dry
Photography Basics - Tips for better outdoor photos
The Backpackers Photography Handbook - A book review

Flora & Fauna
Bird Watching - Watching our feathered friends in the backcountry
Aurora Borealis - Inspiring Mystic Wonder
The Mighty Moose - Northern Canada's giant herbivore
The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake - A misunderstood reptile
Point Pelee - Watching the Monarch Migration
Poison Ivy - Leaves of three - Let them be!
The Spirit of the Kermode - A rare bear with an uncertain future
Spring Flowers - A closer look at some early blooming beauties
Butterfly Viewing - Conservatories, migration and your own backyard
Whale Watching - Whale watching off the coast of Victoria, BC

Outdoor Girl
Run Like A Mother - A review of an inspirational and funny book
The Ice Queen - Reviewing cold weather apparel from Skirt Sports
The Outdoor Girls on Skirt Sports - A review of the Tough Girl line
Diva Wash - a refreshing body and product wash
Are you a Diva? - A personal look at the Diva Cup
The Women of Guiding - Profiling Lady Olave Baden-Powell and Lady Mary Pellatt

Wilderness Kids
Stonz Wear - Outdoor footwear for babies and toddlers
Canoeing with Children - Introducing children to wilderness canoeing
Baby's First Canoe Trips - Reviewing the Salus Bijoux Infant PFD

Musical Fun at Camp - Passing the time with some classic songs and skits

Pets in the Wild
Thomson & Friend Test PFDs - Keeping your dog safe on the water
Ruff Wear Go Between™ Bowl - A lightweight bowl for your outdoor companion
Ruff Wear Flophouse™ Foam Pad - Comfort for your canine
Ruff Rider Dog Pack - Backpacking gear for our best friends

Fun Stuff
Boredom Beaters - Combating camp boredom
The Trip Log - Sharing your adventures online
Go Fly a Kite! - Some fun on a windy day
TRAILBLAZER - Official Board Game of the Trans-Canada Trail
Magnetic Poetry - Lightweight Backpack Games® and Backpack Poets®

Musical Fun at Camp - Passing the time with some classic songs and skits

Tidbits
Happy Feet - How to keep your feet happy on the trail
Bugs, Bugs, Bites - Keeping biters at bay
Learning the Hard Way - The importance of an extra pair of socks

Miscellaneous
Power of One: The REAL Simon Jackson Story
Exhaustion and Fulfillment: The Ascetic in a Canoe - Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Canoesongs Volume 2 - Another welcome addition to the canoeist's collection
Canoesongs Volume I - A must-have compilation for any canoeist
Classic Solo Canoeing with Becky Mason - An instructional video

 
 
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