2017 Canoeing Photo Contest

2017 Canoeing Photo Contest
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Update: December 10th: Congratulations to the winners!...

  1. Mike Whitmarsh - MEC Gift Card
  2. Barry Allen - Altitude-Sports E-Gift Card
  3. Megan Westphal - North Water Throw Line

As the 2017 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 2017
  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. We'll randomly pick three lucky winners as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The 1st place winner will get to choose first a single item from the prizes below, followed by 2nd place and 3rd place winners.

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 to choose from

$50 MEC Gift Card

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$50 Altitude-Sports E-Gift Card.

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North Water Throw Line

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The Entries (so far...)

 Tara Tompkins - Lake outside of Yellowknife NWT

Tara Tompkins - Lake outside of Yellowknife NWT

 Dave Wilfong - My Lil Mojag out on Obabika lake...he’s been canoeing since he was 6 weeks

Dave Wilfong - My Lil Mojag out on Obabika lake...he’s been canoeing since he was 6 weeks

 Ethan Richter - Algonquin Provincial Park

Ethan Richter - Algonquin Provincial Park

 Dee Helseth - Last paddle of 2017 Clearwater Lake NW Ontario

Dee Helseth - Last paddle of 2017 Clearwater Lake NW Ontario

 Michelle Webb - Portage from daisy lake to hambone lake Algonquin Provincial Park Fall 2017

Michelle Webb - Portage from daisy lake to hambone lake Algonquin Provincial Park Fall 2017

 Gabriel Rivett-Carnac - Bonnechere River, Bonnechere Provincial Park

Gabriel Rivett-Carnac - Bonnechere River, Bonnechere Provincial Park

 Shawn Campbell - From our home in downtown Squamish, we can walk into the estuary, paddle into Howe Sound, back into downtown via Blind Channel with a stop at @howesoundbrewing for burgers and beer, before heading home.

Shawn Campbell - From our home in downtown Squamish, we can walk into the estuary, paddle into Howe Sound, back into downtown via Blind Channel with a stop at @howesoundbrewing for burgers and beer, before heading home.

 Drew Czernik - Joe Lake, at sunrise with my daughter. One of my favourite memories from the summer.

Drew Czernik - Joe Lake, at sunrise with my daughter. One of my favourite memories from the summer.

 Jenny Jutzi - Our canoe taking a bit of a rest while we explore Picnic Island on Gurd Lake before sunset - Grundy Lake Provincial Park, ON

Jenny Jutzi - Our canoe taking a bit of a rest while we explore Picnic Island on Gurd Lake before sunset - Grundy Lake Provincial Park, ON

 Rob Robichaud - Morning on Bennett Lake, Fundy National Park (with a curious looking moon)

Rob Robichaud - Morning on Bennett Lake, Fundy National Park (with a curious looking moon)

 Roberta Weston - Point Pelee National Park, Ontario

Roberta Weston - Point Pelee National Park, Ontario

 Carrie Cartier - Moraine Lake, Alberta

Carrie Cartier - Moraine Lake, Alberta

 Patrick Mahaffey - Crossing a tiny unnamed lake near Besnard Lake on a 10-day canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan

Patrick Mahaffey - Crossing a tiny unnamed lake near Besnard Lake on a 10-day canoe trip in northern Saskatchewan

 Tom Jacklin - Milk River, Alberta

Tom Jacklin - Milk River, Alberta

 Mike Whitmarsh - Sunrise during the autumnal equinox 2017 - Bell Lake, Killarney Provincial Park, ON

Mike Whitmarsh - Sunrise during the autumnal equinox 2017 - Bell Lake, Killarney Provincial Park, ON

 Randy Epp - Bottom of McDonald rapid heading for Barker Lake, outside of Missinipe,Sk

Randy Epp - Bottom of McDonald rapid heading for Barker Lake, outside of Missinipe,Sk

 Jenny Jutzi - Our canoe taking a bit of a rest while we explore Picnic Island on Gurd Lake before sunset - Grundy Lake Provincial Park, ON

Jenny Jutzi - Our canoe taking a bit of a rest while we explore Picnic Island on Gurd Lake before sunset - Grundy Lake Provincial Park, ON

 Dean Ducas - Paddling the Richmond Fen

Dean Ducas - Paddling the Richmond Fen

 Jens Petersen - Getting in a workout despite the hazy, smokey skies. Buntzen Lake, BC

Jens Petersen - Getting in a workout despite the hazy, smokey skies. Buntzen Lake, BC

 Kevin Ryckman - Temagami this summer on an early morning sunrise

Kevin Ryckman - Temagami this summer on an early morning sunrise

 Jeff Morton - Big Porcupine Lake, Algonquin Ontario

Jeff Morton - Big Porcupine Lake, Algonquin Ontario

 Judy Mahoney

Judy Mahoney

 Bernard Feder - On the water in Pen Lake, Algonquin Park

Bernard Feder - On the water in Pen Lake, Algonquin Park

 William A H Hall

William A H Hall

 Victoria Moon Joyce - Canoes at rest - St. Croix River, New Brunswick

Victoria Moon Joyce - Canoes at rest - St. Croix River, New Brunswick

 Greg Gungner - In Algonquin Park the morning of the 150 for 150 event on Canoe Lake

Greg Gungner - In Algonquin Park the morning of the 150 for 150 event on Canoe Lake

 Rob Diemer - Rain Lake Algonquin Park. Island bound for 3 days due to 2 days of snowing in May

Rob Diemer - Rain Lake Algonquin Park. Island bound for 3 days due to 2 days of snowing in May

 Azettek - About to embark on the portage from Doré Lake into Twin Lake - Quetico Provincial Park

Azettek - About to embark on the portage from Doré Lake into Twin Lake - Quetico Provincial Park

 Luigi Rostirolla - Following a Great Blue Heron along the west shore of Arrowhead Lake, On

Luigi Rostirolla - Following a Great Blue Heron along the west shore of Arrowhead Lake, On

 Megan Frawley - Paddling across Callaghan lake with the sled dogs to access an amazing alpine lake hike.

Megan Frawley - Paddling across Callaghan lake with the sled dogs to access an amazing alpine lake hike.

 A Clout - Paddling my Tom Thomson replica I built at the 150 event at the loft locks

A Clout - Paddling my Tom Thomson replica I built at the 150 event at the loft locks

 Harold Higdon - West of Pt Stanton

Harold Higdon - West of Pt Stanton

 Joe Donoghue - End of a portage coming from Baby Joe Lake to Little Joe Lake - Algonquin

Joe Donoghue - End of a portage coming from Baby Joe Lake to Little Joe Lake - Algonquin

 Krystina Murray - Charlton Lake, in Killarney

Krystina Murray - Charlton Lake, in Killarney

 Linda Myers - My husband, Denis Myers, paddling on the St. Lawrence River near Wolfe Island

Linda Myers - My husband, Denis Myers, paddling on the St. Lawrence River near Wolfe Island

 David Bell - August morning mist on Red Cedar Lake, Temagami

David Bell - August morning mist on Red Cedar Lake, Temagami

 Jen Rossmann - Relaxing on the shores of the Madawaska River after a morning paddle.

Jen Rossmann - Relaxing on the shores of the Madawaska River after a morning paddle.

 Todd Martin - our site on Canisday Lake November 4th 2017. Paddled through the snow storm so fun so cool.

Todd Martin - our site on Canisday Lake November 4th 2017. Paddled through the snow storm so fun so cool.

 Kim Tulk

Kim Tulk

 Josh Spina - Late Fall father/son trip to Cydegale Lake, Algonquin PP

Josh Spina - Late Fall father/son trip to Cydegale Lake, Algonquin PP

 Darlene Tower - out with St. Michael’s Venturers in Irishtown Nature Park, Moncton, NB.

Darlene Tower - out with St. Michael’s Venturers in Irishtown Nature Park, Moncton, NB.

 Megan Karrow - Muldrew Bay, Sudbury

Megan Karrow - Muldrew Bay, Sudbury

 Catherine Burden - Thanksgiving weekend, when my husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with camping on Burnt Island Lake in the backcountry of Algonquin Provincial Park

Catherine Burden - Thanksgiving weekend, when my husband and I were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with camping on Burnt Island Lake in the backcountry of Algonquin Provincial Park

 Deborah Cybulskie - Kearney Campsite, Algonquin Park

Deborah Cybulskie - Kearney Campsite, Algonquin Park

 Mona Moquin - Our last night in Quetico on Batchewaung Lake

Mona Moquin - Our last night in Quetico on Batchewaung Lake

 Mike Lennox - Petawawa River with my 1st mate (Zoey the Portuguese Water Dog) at the Bow!

Mike Lennox - Petawawa River with my 1st mate (Zoey the Portuguese Water Dog) at the Bow!

 Dave MacDonnell - Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

Dave MacDonnell - Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

 Kyle McFadyen - Gemmel Lake, Northern Manitoba near Lynn Lake. - Helping the little guy keep up by pulling him along

Kyle McFadyen - Gemmel Lake, Northern Manitoba near Lynn Lake. - Helping the little guy keep up by pulling him along

 Megan Westphal - Tie Creek meets Horseshoe Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. We saw 2 otters playing along the shoreline

Megan Westphal - Tie Creek meets Horseshoe Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. We saw 2 otters playing along the shoreline

 Jim and Sue Waddington - Joe Lake Algonquin Park, Ontario

Jim and Sue Waddington - Joe Lake Algonquin Park, Ontario

 R. Trent Abbott - Thanksgiving weekend Grand Lake Algonquin Park

R. Trent Abbott - Thanksgiving weekend Grand Lake Algonquin Park

 Joan Elliott on the last Lambton Outdoor Club canoe outing of the year. Sydenham River.

Joan Elliott on the last Lambton Outdoor Club canoe outing of the year. Sydenham River.

 Barry Allen - Smoothwater PP in Northern Ontario

Barry Allen - Smoothwater PP in Northern Ontario

 Lorraine Chatel - Nopiming in Manitoba. My first canoe camping experience!

Lorraine Chatel - Nopiming in Manitoba. My first canoe camping experience!

 Colin Bruce - First paddle of the year just as the ice was breaking up on Hunters Bay in Huntsville

Colin Bruce - First paddle of the year just as the ice was breaking up on Hunters Bay in Huntsville

 Beata Kaznowska - Winter came early this year! First snowfall in Lake Louise

Beata Kaznowska - Winter came early this year! First snowfall in Lake Louise

 Matthew Groenheide - Early morning on Elton Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park MB

Matthew Groenheide - Early morning on Elton Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park MB

 Doug Morrison - My brother in-law and myself on The French River.

Doug Morrison - My brother in-law and myself on The French River.

 Dave Mans - On the portage around Bridal Veil Falls on the Lady Evelyn River, Temagami.

Dave Mans - On the portage around Bridal Veil Falls on the Lady Evelyn River, Temagami.

 Debbie Paul - Late fall paddle. Beautiful day lac du bonnet Manitoba

Debbie Paul - Late fall paddle. Beautiful day lac du bonnet Manitoba

 Renee Fellbaum - Bottle Lake, beautiful day, great company!!!

Renee Fellbaum - Bottle Lake, beautiful day, great company!!!

 Allen Berry - Nopiming Park, Manitoba

Allen Berry - Nopiming Park, Manitoba

 Chris McGyver‎

Chris McGyver‎

 Kathy DeRoy Rifkin ‎- Slim Bay, Charleston Lake

Kathy DeRoy Rifkin ‎- Slim Bay, Charleston Lake

 Jason Morrison - Tangier Wilderness Area, Ship Harbour Nova Scotia. The sun has set on a cloudy day.

Jason Morrison - Tangier Wilderness Area, Ship Harbour Nova Scotia. The sun has set on a cloudy day.

 Mike Kobzik - Full canoe on Mike Lake just outside of Algonquin Park

Mike Kobzik - Full canoe on Mike Lake just outside of Algonquin Park

 Michelle Kobzik - Achray at Algonquin Park, she loves having her own paddle!

Michelle Kobzik - Achray at Algonquin Park, she loves having her own paddle!

 Michelle Lucky - I watched one single tree up on that massive hill start to dance. All of a sudden that dancing tree collapsed and shuddered back into the group before falling forward towards the shore. There was a crack, then a loud rustle ending with a final thump. We said a few kind words to the tree before continuing on.

Michelle Lucky - I watched one single tree up on that massive hill start to dance. All of a sudden that dancing tree collapsed and shuddered back into the group before falling forward towards the shore. There was a crack, then a loud rustle ending with a final thump. We said a few kind words to the tree before continuing on.

 Gerry Stokman - Heading up the Salmon River, at the north end of Beaver Lake, just outside Erinsville, On

Gerry Stokman - Heading up the Salmon River, at the north end of Beaver Lake, just outside Erinsville, On

 Dee Helseth - First trip in my Wenonah Prism....Panorama Lake NW Ontario

Dee Helseth - First trip in my Wenonah Prism....Panorama Lake NW Ontario

 Dave WE - Beautiful morning on Sucker Lake in the Kawartha Highlands. I love this lake.

Dave WE - Beautiful morning on Sucker Lake in the Kawartha Highlands. I love this lake.

 Sean Caufield - Whisky Jack Bay, Canoe Lake

Sean Caufield - Whisky Jack Bay, Canoe Lake

 Deryck N. Robertson - "Checking the route"

Deryck N. Robertson - "Checking the route"

 Sandy Jessup

Sandy Jessup

 Kerry Gordon - We spent the month paddling down the Bloodvein River from Northwestern Ontario to Lake Winnipeg

Kerry Gordon - We spent the month paddling down the Bloodvein River from Northwestern Ontario to Lake Winnipeg

 Suzie Lemoine - "A Great Gathering" Photo taken on Daniels Lake in NW Ontario

Suzie Lemoine - "A Great Gathering" Photo taken on Daniels Lake in NW Ontario

 GlorilynCabugao - Sawyer Lake in Algonquin Park - off for a paddle after dinner

GlorilynCabugao - Sawyer Lake in Algonquin Park - off for a paddle after dinner

 Lindsay - Lower Stewart Lake (Experimental Lakes Area) in Ontario. My dog Gus, who I’ve been paddling with since he was six months old

Lindsay - Lower Stewart Lake (Experimental Lakes Area) in Ontario. My dog Gus, who I’ve been paddling with since he was six months old

 Anne Renouf - Keene United Church spire from the Indian River, Peterborough County, Ontario

Anne Renouf - Keene United Church spire from the Indian River, Peterborough County, Ontario

 Marylynn Wendell

Marylynn Wendell

 Tamas Fustos - on the North Saskatchewan River, AB

Tamas Fustos - on the North Saskatchewan River, AB

 Donovan Kitt - Part of the wedding photos

Donovan Kitt - Part of the wedding photos

 Joel Raskin - Koshlong Lake, Haliburton, Ontario. 7 am, morning fog

Joel Raskin - Koshlong Lake, Haliburton, Ontario. 7 am, morning fog

 Rylee Wiersma - Taking a break in Algonquin, making many new summer traditions.

Rylee Wiersma - Taking a break in Algonquin, making many new summer traditions.

 Meghan Karrow - Muldrew Bay, Sudbury

Meghan Karrow - Muldrew Bay, Sudbury

 Kellie Clifford - Off the shore of Petroglyphs Provincial Park in Ontario. We were canoeing to go see the images painted on the rock face (Which by the way were so very cool). The shear joy on my husbands face says it all.

Kellie Clifford - Off the shore of Petroglyphs Provincial Park in Ontario. We were canoeing to go see the images painted on the rock face (Which by the way were so very cool). The shear joy on my husbands face says it all.

 Erick Thibault - Réservoir du Poisson Blanc with my 11 years old son

Erick Thibault - Réservoir du Poisson Blanc with my 11 years old son

 Dave Dame - 4 day trip through Algonquin Provincial Park. This is on Little Misty where our 3 year old liked to fish for lily pads with her feet while we crossed the lake. She got quite good at it, her can see her collection in the canoe.

Dave Dame - 4 day trip through Algonquin Provincial Park. This is on Little Misty where our 3 year old liked to fish for lily pads with her feet while we crossed the lake. She got quite good at it, her can see her collection in the canoe.

 Brian F Lachine - A late winter paddle to my cabin

Brian F Lachine - A late winter paddle to my cabin