Hike Haliburton Festival is offering over 75 guided themed hikes and festival events for all ages, interests and abilities. Bring your friends and family for a weekend of adventure and fun. All hikes are free unless otherwise indicated. Donations are welcome.
Temagami Canoe Festival is a 3-day, indoor-outdoor, multistage, ticket and family-friendly celebration of canoes, culture and music. Activities include: canoe displays, demos and workshops, canoe race events, historical talks, birch bark canoes, guided old growth forest hikes, live music, food and craft vendors, and much more.
Established in 1986, the Maine Canoe Symposium is a volunteer-run, nonprofit weekend event held annually at Camp Winona on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine. The Symposium allows participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation ofthe diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction.
The 4th Pacific Paddling Symposium is scheduled for May 27-29, 2016. We call it ‘kayak kamp’ for adults where instructors and participants have the chance to learn, connect and play! It will bring together the sea kayaking community for an inspiring three-day experience focusing on skills, education, leadership, heritage, safety, and camaraderie.
We're thrilled to be part of the Paddle Canada family of Symposia.
The Symposium will be hosted at the beautiful seaside village campus of the Lester B. Pearson United World College, set on the wooded shores of the Pacific Ocean. The location provides easy access to diverse paddling environments, from the protected waters of Pedder Bay to the challenging tidal currents of Race Passage.
Pearson College is located on the west coast of Canada at the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, 29 km west of the city of Victoria.
Test paddle all of our canoes from Swift, Northern, & Mad River and kayaks from Wilderness System, Swift, Perception, and Dagger.
Be sure to check out all the kayak angling kayaks as well.
2016 Date: May 21st
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: John Avant Park, corner of Kenderdine and Kerr
For more information give us a call or drop by the store.
2225 Speers Ave
Come see our summer 2016 lineup featuring brands you know and trust. Over 100 tents will be set up at the Sports Dome for you to experience.
You will see the most innovative Camp Furniture, Cots, Sleeping Mats, Pads & Bags and Hammocks as well as the most awe-inspiring lightweight Camp/Cooking Systems
Check out the store for deals on your favourite camping gear accessories, furniture, clothing and footwear.
Sports Dome: 141 Northern Ave, Thunder Bay - Friday: April 29, 2016 12:00pm-7:00pm & April 30, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm
Gear Up Store: 894 Alloy Place, Thunder Bay
Michael Haynes is the author of many books on the Goose Lane shelves, including the original and updated versions of Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd ed. (2012), Trails of the Halifax Regional Municipality, 2nd ed. (2010), Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia, 9th Edition (2012), Hiking Trails of Montréal and Beyond (2013) and the upcoming Trails of Prince Edward Island. He has been a regular contributor to CBC Radio in Halifax, Sydney and Ottawa. In addition to his books and radio appearances, Haynes has published numerous articles about Canada’s outdoors, both locally and nationally.
Michael has hiked in every province in Canada, fifteen states in the U.S., Australia, and several countries in Europe and Asia. He tries to walk every day: In the three years, 2010-2014, he walked/ran 26,000,000 steps, or 22,000 km – a daily average of more than 12 km. When not hiking, he orienteers, runs, bikes, cross-country skis, and otherwise keeps active.
In addition to writing about trails, Michael also works in trail development and active transportation. He has worked as a member of the consulting team that has produced trail plans for communities such as Sault Ste. Marie, Chatham-Kent, and North Grenville, and active transportation/bike plans for Oromocto, Corner Brook, Truro, and Essex County. Michael has also been a presenter at the Canadian, Australian, and American national trail conferences.
He now lives in Halifax.
This event is free at The Trail Shop!
The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show soars into its 5th year in Ottawa-Gatineau!
A show hosted by 2 magazines, dozens of writers, presenters and exhibitors in 1 large 30,000sf hall makes for 1 great outdoor show!
Following the success of OTTAWA OUTDOORS MAGAZINE and its 200,000 devoted readers, we're elated to be taking The Ottawa Outdoors & Adventure Travel Show into its 5th year!
And with the launch of an additional new magazine,
FISH, HUNT & RIDE (125,000 readers), the show promises a bit of everything for every type of outdoor enthusiast.
Covering regions like Ottawa-Gatineau, the Ottawa Valley, the Pontiac, eastern & northern Ontario and into western Quebec, we're attracting sportsmen and women devoted to outdoor pursuits such as: hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, fish and game, boating, camping and more! This popular spring show is a great complement to both quarterly seasonal magazines.
The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show draws from the support of a team of writers, photographers, and regional and national experts in many aspects of the outdoors.
The show attendance draws from the 1,000,000 population in the region including the Ottawa Valley, the Pontiac and nearby outdoor communities and cities in Ontario and Quebec.
At the show you'll see qualified exhibitors from every aspect of outdoor adventure. These include exhibitors and presenters on destinations, products, outdoor clothing, outdoor gear and equipment for countless outdoor pursuits. See you there!
We invite you (formally even!) to join over 20,000 paddling enthusiasts from beginners to experts to experience Canoecopia! Save the dates and plan to join paddlers from around the world at Canoecopia 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports.
The Great Divide Trail traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia, wandering through the Rocky Mountains for more than 1200 kilometers. It is not officially signed and not always even an actual trail, sometimes merely a wilderness route, inspiring modern-day adventures.
Learn more on Alberta Parks' website.
The Quiet Water Symposium celebrates non-motorized outdoor recreation and a shared concern for our Great Lakes Environment.
At the Symposium visitors will find presentations by world famous authors, photographers, and expedition travelers. Other presentations may cover skills, safety, local and distant destinations. There may be presentations on bicycling, sailing, diving, and history.
The Symposium has a wide range of exhibits on the show floor. You will find clubs and nature centers. Handcrafted and historic watercraft will be on display. Biking, hiking and water trails are represented. Conservation and watershed groups are available. A number of outfitters and liveries are represented to support your outdoor adventures. We have a growing selection of outdoor oriented retailers as well.
Come gather with friends and fellow members of the outdoors community for an evening of paddling adventure films. We'll have inspiring short movies, door prizes and lots of chances to win some brand new boating gear thanks to some of our friends that help us get outside.
This year's Waterwalker Paddling Film Festival is being held as a fundraiser to support Alan Stanley, an avid kayaker and leader in the paddling community. Alan was involved in a catastrophic cycling accident this summer that left him with a life-altering injury. You can read more about Alan's accident and recovery here: http://www.helpalanstanley.myevent.com
So far we have NO overhead costs thanks to generous donations from Paddle Canada, Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia and The Trail Shop! All proceeds (with the exception of the small Eventbrite fee of $1.30/ticket) will be donated to Alan's recovery and equipment.
Tickets at the door are $15 (cash only)
We couldn't do this without the generous support of our sponsors:
- Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia
- Paddle Canada
- The Trail Shop
- Chester & Co.
- Kayak NS
- Seven Bays Bouldering
- East Coast Outfitters
- Star Charters
- A for Adventure
Held each year during the Family Day weekend, this is a great opportunity to discover winter in Killarney.
Enjoy the winter beauty of the Park. Glide along the 30km of groomed cross country ski trails or join one of the guided snowshoe hikes. Evening activities include presentations from guest speakers and star-gazing at the Park observatory.
Learn more here...
Winter in Algonquin is unforgettable and Winter in the Wild highlights the best of what the season has to offer the whole family! Join Ontario Parks and The Friends of Algonquin Park to celebrate winter in Algonquin Park through this family event. Indoor and outdoor events will be held at various locations throughout the Highway 60 Corridor of the park, including many at the Visitor Centre. All of the activities during the festival are free with the purchase of a Daily Vehicle Permit or Camping Permit (with the exception of food). Events include guided bird walks, guest speakers, guided snowshoe excursions, skating, winter camping demos, marshmallow roasting and a special evening program. Chili lunch and BBQ supper will be available for purchase.
The purpose of the Winter Camping Symposium is to educate, collaborate and celebrate everything Winter! Winter campers and enthusiasts from around the region come together to share ideas and show off new creations which aid in the adventures of winter outdoor activities. From cold camping to hot camping, from kite sailing to building your own stove, from arctic adventures to sleeping in a quinzee in the backyard, from gear swaps to a chili feed, this event covers it all! Join us for a long weekend of camaraderie and exploration!
A hands-on day of adventure to improve your ability to lead and share an appreciation & understanding of nature with children & youth.
The aim of the Re-Connecting with Nature one-day workshop is to increase and strengthen the resource base in Nova Scotia of adult leaders who can help children and youth to spend more time appreciating, understanding and acting for the natural world while being physically active in the outdoors.
Increasingly, children and youth are spending more time isolated from nature while connected to the Internet, videogames, smart phones and other forms of technology. Young people are losing a connection to nature, and time in nature as a child is the strongest predictor of environmental sensitivity and willingness to protect nature as an adult. Young people are increasingly overweight and inactive, and spending time in nature on a frequent basis is one key element of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Competent, confident and safe leaders are essential to facilitate positive experiences in nature for children and youth. Leadership training is needed for a range of adults who work with young people so as to maximize the synergy and interconnections across a young person’s life. The workshop audience is diverse and includes youth group leaders, recreation and camp staff, teachers, early childhood educators, parents and concerned citizens. The aim is to increase leadership capacity in Nova Scotia in order to re-connect children and youth with nature. Most of the workshop will take place outside.
The workshop is offered through Hike Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness with support from Acadia University.
Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to:
- understand the value and key concepts in reconnecting children and youth with nature.
- improve their skills in facilitating experiences in nature with others.
- identify valuable ideas, activities and resources for this work.
- have fun and get to know other resourceful people.
- strengthen networks of people committed to reconnecting others with nature.
The leadership team includes Dr. Alan Warner, George Taylor, Frank Gallant and Terri Peace, who have been designing and leading award-winning environmental education programs for all ages for more than 30 years.
"As the mountains of the Gaspé put on their brightest fall colours and whales sport in the waters near the shore, 125 hikers will first measure their abilities in the mountains in the Chic-Chocs by climbing Mont Albert, Mont Jacques-Cartier and Mont Xalibu. Then, they will be welcomed by the communities of Rivière-Madeleine, Grande-Vallée, Petite-Vallée, Saint-Yvon and Anse-à-Valleau along the north side of the Upper Gaspé Peninsula. Their adventure will come to an end along the ridges and pebble beaches of Forillon National Park of Canada. “Having hiked in Spain, France and all over the place in North America, I’m sure people will be absolutely amazed by the sheer beauty of our Gaspé Peninsula,” assured Claudine Roy, the organisation’s president."
Learn more on the website.
The Shelbourne Kayak Festival is a weekend celebration & exploration by sea and on land of Shelburne’s exquisite coastal destination!
- Kayaking Workshops
- Kayaking Clinics
- Guided Trips of Shelburne Harbour
- Social Gatherings
And so much more! A weekend festival with activities & events for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Fun for the whole family!