CanoeingEvan HoltComment

2016 Canoeing Photo Contest

CanoeingEvan HoltComment
2016 Canoeing Photo Contest

As the 2016 Canoeing season starts to wind down we look back fondly through the trips we've taken... which means it's time for our yearly photo contest!

The rules are simple...

  1. The contest is open to Canadian residents only
  2. The photo must have been taken in 2016
  3. Send us your best photo of you or your family in a canoe, what you spotted while in your canoe, or even a snapshot of you portaging. What ever you like! Be sure to include where you were too.
  4. Contest ends November 30th

How do you enter?

Easy! E-mail us a photo, or send it to us on Facebook or Twitter (and give us a like or follow while you're there!)

The prizes are even bigger this year!

We'll post the entries as they are submitted below! Good luck, and we look forward to seeing the adventures you had this year. A HUGE thank you to MEC for supplying the gift cards (which you can use in-store or online to order gear for your 2017 adventures) and Outdoor Research for supplying the caps!


The Entries (so far...)

 Gerald R. Lacelle - Ashuapmushuan River, Quebec

Gerald R. Lacelle - Ashuapmushuan River, Quebec

 Corry Morrow - Magaguadavic River, NB

Corry Morrow - Magaguadavic River, NB

 Bill Tatarnic - Kioshkokwi Lake, Algonquin Park in Ontario

Bill Tatarnic - Kioshkokwi Lake, Algonquin Park in Ontario

 Keith Brown - Skipping the portage in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario

Keith Brown - Skipping the portage in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario

 Hailey Sonntag from  Wild Canoes On Baie Finn in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario

Hailey Sonntag from Wild Canoes On Baie Finn in Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario

 Julie Morris - Hadley getting ready for a canoe trip at Awenda Provincial Park in Ontario

Julie Morris - Hadley getting ready for a canoe trip at Awenda Provincial Park in Ontario

 Ethan Richter - Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in Ontario

Ethan Richter - Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in Ontario

 Dean Ducas - "Leave everything behind"

Dean Ducas - "Leave everything behind"

 Sue Nielsen

Sue Nielsen

 Rick Merriman‎ - Lake of two Rivers in Algonquin Park, Ontario

Rick Merriman‎ - Lake of two Rivers in Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Alexander Renaud - Paddling Miss Daisy at Silent Lake Provincial Park in Ontario

Alexander Renaud - Paddling Miss Daisy at Silent Lake Provincial Park in Ontario

 Johnny Stinson - Loyst Lake, Puzzle Lake Provincial Park in Ontario

Johnny Stinson - Loyst Lake, Puzzle Lake Provincial Park in Ontario

 Rich McKinley - Paddling through Trapline Lake in NW Ontario

Rich McKinley - Paddling through Trapline Lake in NW Ontario

 Joyanne Beckett - Mom and daughter trip at Massasauga Provincial Park in Ontario

Joyanne Beckett - Mom and daughter trip at Massasauga Provincial Park in Ontario

 Dave Johnstone - Group of 22 including ages from 4 - 63 and three dogs all in 8 canoes into the Chiniguchi Waterway, Ontario

Dave Johnstone - Group of 22 including ages from 4 - 63 and three dogs all in 8 canoes into the Chiniguchi Waterway, Ontario

 Our kids check out the dugout healing canoe on the banks of the Yukon river in Fort Selkirk during our 32 day, 900 km. family canoe expedition.

Our kids check out the dugout healing canoe on the banks of the Yukon river in Fort Selkirk during our 32 day, 900 km. family canoe expedition.

 Josh Spina - Pic of our family taken by a stranger on shore who texted it to me. Pancake Bay, Ontario

Josh Spina - Pic of our family taken by a stranger on shore who texted it to me. Pancake Bay, Ontario

 Bill Tatarnic - High Falls Algonquin Park

Bill Tatarnic - High Falls Algonquin Park

 Justin Barbour - Cartwright, Labrador

Justin Barbour - Cartwright, Labrador

 Dave Johnstone - Sitting on a dock in the bay near Dunchurch on New Years Day 2016

Dave Johnstone - Sitting on a dock in the bay near Dunchurch on New Years Day 2016

 Robert Rock - Haliburton area, Ontario

Robert Rock - Haliburton area, Ontario

 Craig Thomas - Barron Canyon, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Craig Thomas - Barron Canyon, Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Susan Sheppard - Frontenac, Ontario

Susan Sheppard - Frontenac, Ontario

 Drew Czernik - Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Drew Czernik - Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Michelle Kobzijk - Schooner Lake, Ontario

Michelle Kobzijk - Schooner Lake, Ontario

 Colin Bruce - Costello Creek, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Colin Bruce - Costello Creek, Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Sarah DiGregorio - Bottle Lake, Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, Ontario

Sarah DiGregorio - Bottle Lake, Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, Ontario

 A mucky portage in the Canton Lakes, Temagami, Ontario. Day 15 of 17.

A mucky portage in the Canton Lakes, Temagami, Ontario. Day 15 of 17.

 Jean LeFebvre - Standing on a cliff at Rock Island on the Missinaibi River

Jean LeFebvre - Standing on a cliff at Rock Island on the Missinaibi River

 Jeff Dean - The Ottawa River with my 2 daughters

Jeff Dean - The Ottawa River with my 2 daughters

 Marian Godfrey-Sonntag - Traffic jam paddling a windy Howry Creek in Killarney

Marian Godfrey-Sonntag - Traffic jam paddling a windy Howry Creek in Killarney

 Shawn James - Solo misty morning trip on the French River, Ontario

Shawn James - Solo misty morning trip on the French River, Ontario

 Cam Fildey - Calm before the storm, Killarney, Ontario

Cam Fildey - Calm before the storm, Killarney, Ontario

 Shawn James

Shawn James

 Erik Thomsen - Missinaibi/Moose River trip after a 60km day on the river. We're on the brink of James Bay, just outside of Moosonee, Ontario

Erik Thomsen - Missinaibi/Moose River trip after a 60km day on the river. We're on the brink of James Bay, just outside of Moosonee, Ontario

 Krista Petrie-Wallace - Wind River, Yukon

Krista Petrie-Wallace - Wind River, Yukon

 Kerry Gordon - Shirley Lake in Algonquin Park, Ontario

Kerry Gordon - Shirley Lake in Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Dave Rempel - Day tripping on the Torch River, northern Saskatchewan

Dave Rempel - Day tripping on the Torch River, northern Saskatchewan

 John Langelaan - Lake George, New Brunswick

John Langelaan - Lake George, New Brunswick

 Dean Ducas - Happy to Be Paddling on the St. Lawrence River

Dean Ducas - Happy to Be Paddling on the St. Lawrence River

 Ryan Lamoureux - Reflecting on Adventures with Old Blue in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

Ryan Lamoureux - Reflecting on Adventures with Old Blue in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

 Richard Golonka  - Calling River in Northern Alberta

Richard Golonka  - Calling River in Northern Alberta

 Caroline Collin - Our first day on the Capitachouane River (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec) as part of our 7-day "solitary" expedition (75 km)

Caroline Collin - Our first day on the Capitachouane River (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec) as part of our 7-day "solitary" expedition (75 km)

 Connor Merrick - Moraine Lake in Alberta

Connor Merrick - Moraine Lake in Alberta

 Cathy R - Pear Lake, Saskatchewan

Cathy R - Pear Lake, Saskatchewan

 Jayne Vandenberghe - Restigouche River, NB

Jayne Vandenberghe - Restigouche River, NB

 Liam - Brothers chasing eachother at dusk, Boot Lake, Annapolis County, NS

Liam - Brothers chasing eachother at dusk, Boot Lake, Annapolis County, NS

 Stone Mills, Ontario

Stone Mills, Ontario

 Zac Veenstra - Smudge Lake Ontario Canada in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provinvial Park

Zac Veenstra - Smudge Lake Ontario Canada in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provinvial Park

 Bryan Buttigieg - From our two week trip on the  wind River in the Yukon. We were right on the heart of the Wernicke Mountains, but you could barely tell from the mist

Bryan Buttigieg - From our two week trip on the  wind River in the Yukon. We were right on the heart of the Wernicke Mountains, but you could barely tell from the mist

 Erin Shannon - Taken in L'amable Ontario

Erin Shannon - Taken in L'amable Ontario

 Rick Volpel - In the Weaselhead area of Calgary's Glenmore reservoir...ahhhhhh....

Rick Volpel - In the Weaselhead area of Calgary's Glenmore reservoir...ahhhhhh....

 Judy Burgschmidt - Saskatchewan

Judy Burgschmidt - Saskatchewan

 Tom Jacklin - Father and Son St Mary River, Alberta

Tom Jacklin - Father and Son St Mary River, Alberta

 Chris Kennedy - Victoria Lake, New Brunswick

Chris Kennedy - Victoria Lake, New Brunswick

 Melvyn Kadyk - Taken in the city of Edmonton on the North Sask River

Melvyn Kadyk - Taken in the city of Edmonton on the North Sask River

 Cristie Zyla - Fort Whyte in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cristie Zyla - Fort Whyte in Winnipeg, Manitoba

 Paul Precht - on the North Saskatchewan through Edmonton, with new Walterdale Bridge construction in background

Paul Precht - on the North Saskatchewan through Edmonton, with new Walterdale Bridge construction in background

 Brent Graveland - Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit, British Columbia

Brent Graveland - Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit, British Columbia

 Elaine Greidanus - Bowron Lakes, British Columbia

Elaine Greidanus - Bowron Lakes, British Columbia

 Peter Arthur - Kananaskis River near Canmore Alberta. We call the wave Lawn Chair because it is easy to go out and sit on.

Peter Arthur - Kananaskis River near Canmore Alberta. We call the wave Lawn Chair because it is easy to go out and sit on.

 Fred Obermeyer - Unna Lake on the Bowron Lake Circuit, British Columbia

Fred Obermeyer - Unna Lake on the Bowron Lake Circuit, British Columbia

 David Dorosz - Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. We were going to stop for lunch, until the bear came out when we were approaching the beach, then the cry of "Next beach" rang out

David Dorosz - Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. We were going to stop for lunch, until the bear came out when we were approaching the beach, then the cry of "Next beach" rang out

 Cassandra Tatarnic - Canoeing Adventure at Pog Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Cassandra Tatarnic - Canoeing Adventure at Pog Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario

 Hailey Sonntag - Taking a break on MacGregor Bay in Killarney P.P!

Hailey Sonntag - Taking a break on MacGregor Bay in Killarney P.P!

 Jimmy MacDonald - Weathering out a storm on Black Bear Island Lake, Churchill River Saskatchewan

Jimmy MacDonald - Weathering out a storm on Black Bear Island Lake, Churchill River Saskatchewan

 Paul Osborn - My daughter canoeing on Otter Lake, BC.

Paul Osborn - My daughter canoeing on Otter Lake, BC.

 Curtis Lafleche - Sunrise comes early On May long weekend 2016 Temagami, ON

Curtis Lafleche - Sunrise comes early On May long weekend 2016 Temagami, ON

 Dave Jorgenson - Broken Islands, Vancouver Island

Dave Jorgenson - Broken Islands, Vancouver Island

 Michael Mitchener - Bloor Street West Bridge from the Humber River on an early morning paddle. Toronto, Ontario

Michael Mitchener - Bloor Street West Bridge from the Humber River on an early morning paddle. Toronto, Ontario

 Kate Fraser - Canoeing in Killarney, Ontario

Kate Fraser - Canoeing in Killarney, Ontario

 Priscilla Haskin - A family paddle at Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Priscilla Haskin - A family paddle at Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, Alberta

 Christina Scheuermann - Killarney, Ontario

Christina Scheuermann - Killarney, Ontario

 Cathy R - Kingsmere Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

Cathy R - Kingsmere Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

 Gabe Rivett-Carnac - Marie Lake, Algonquin Park

Gabe Rivett-Carnac - Marie Lake, Algonquin Park

 Mike Thomas - East end of Charlton Lake into Howry Creek, Killarney Provincial Park

Mike Thomas - East end of Charlton Lake into Howry Creek, Killarney Provincial Park

 Matthew Snell - Canoeing in a vast wilderness. - Reesor Lake, Cypress Hills PP, Alberta

Matthew Snell - Canoeing in a vast wilderness. - Reesor Lake, Cypress Hills PP, Alberta

 Pamela Fellbaum - Haliburton Highlands Water Trail

Pamela Fellbaum - Haliburton Highlands Water Trail

 Helen-Ann - On the Bonnechere River in Renfrew county, Ontario

Helen-Ann - On the Bonnechere River in Renfrew county, Ontario

 Tom Harman - Grand daughter Savannah at the Pinery Provincial Park

Tom Harman - Grand daughter Savannah at the Pinery Provincial Park

 Philippe Morin - Du loup river, baluchon section, Québec

Philippe Morin - Du loup river, baluchon section, Québec

 Jessica Hutcheon - Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in Ontario

Jessica Hutcheon - Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park in Ontario

 Ron Watteyne - Spectacle Lake, British Columbia

Ron Watteyne - Spectacle Lake, British Columbia