Trail Swag Visits The Ottawa Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show 2012

Trail Swag visited the Ottawa Outdoor + Adventure Travel Show

Cool swag bags are handed out at the front door.

Don't forget to enter into the great draw for a bicycle, kayak rental, climbing gym membership, rafting trip and more!

Kayak demonstrations and more all day long presented by Jenda Paddlesports.

A chance for you to enter into the Win the Superior contest that we blogged about earlier. It's quite the prize package.

Free Ontario 2012 calendars and Ontario Parks 2012 guide (there were French editions of everything as well).

Mountain Equipment Co-Op featuring the upcoming Ottawa Bikefest on May 13th and Paddlefest on May 26th. Also, enter into their contest for a MEC prize package including running shoes, clothing and more.


Altitude Gym had both a climbing wall and a balance test.

Ostrom Outdoors, makers of fine camping backpacks and barrels.

A map of the trails that Ottawa Mountain Bike Association have created in conjunction with the City of Ottawa.

Bushtukah, which is a fantastic bicycle (and multisport) store to visit located in both Ottawa and Kanata.

Kevin Callan selling his new DVD, The Happy Camper's Wilderness Quest.

Trailhead demoed paddling the Riverbug down the show floor.

Kunstadt Sports with numerous bicycles on sale.

A show that offered something for all ages.

Divers showing some of the basic skills and procedures when learning to dive.

Jenda showing off where the paddling energy is going on a Hobie kayak 

If you're looking to explore more of Ontario, check out the Ontario Highlands booths plus their neighbours.

With so many models to choose from, you might be spending some time customizing a canoe at the Swift booth.

Mmmm, kevlar gunwales.

Local store, The Ottawa Paddle Shack offering numerous deals off canoes and kayaks.

Ever hear of glamping? Wild Exodus offers a full walk-in experience to teach you more about it.

Becky Mason demonstrating the "Dave Wave".

Becky Mason effortlessly showing off paddles strokes such as the Canadian Stroke.


Becky Mason likes to choke up on the paddle for the reach.

Kevin Callan showing off a Scottish stove for cooking which raised a few eyebrows.

An assistant from the crowd demonstrating how to use a "tumpline" to ease the weight from your back.

A photo of Becky Mason and her father Bill Mason.

Becky showing off her new Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing DVD offered on her website.

The two presentation stages were well attended all day.