Tips Tuesday #2

We’re back for another tips Tuesday. Who makes a trip plan? Who then leaves the details with someone they know? It’s a good idea to leave a detailed version of your trip plan with friends or family. Marking where you’ll be staying and when. This way if something does happen to you help can be sent out right away and search and rescue can target the areas you were supposed to be traveling through? Now some folks might say “wait I have a spot device for emergencies like that!” True it’s great… Read More

Ode to the Black Fly

“I’ll die with the black flies picking my bones. In North Ontario” -The black fly song – So if you’re like me your FB feed is full of people who have already got out for their first paddle as they live further south or are lamenting about the remaining ice and dreaming about paddling a northern lake. I’m just here to remind you what follows iceout just a few short weeks later. Those are not birds in the photo , nor is it a fleet of airplanes soaring in the skies of… Read More

Food Barrel Friday #3

What’s the one piece of kitchen/cookware you can’t leave at home on a backcountry trip? Let us know in the comments below or better yet show us a photo. Food Barrel Friday continues…. As some of you may or may not know it’s Canada Water Week . Now I think we can all agree that without water we wouldn’t get very far as Canoeists. We travel on it, we fish from it, most importantly we drink it. So here’s a question for all of you. With choice of beverages in short supply… Read More

The Massasauga Provincial Park- A Photo Blog

Okay we’ve been super busy and I’ve been slacking on the blog front. This will all change as I’ve just finished writing up 15, that’s right count them, 15 different blogs. To get everything started I’d like to post a small photo blog on our recent trip into The Massasauga Provincial Park. The Massasauga is a small back country,canoe in only park, located outside of Parry Sound. With a system of inland lakes and campsites as well as sites available along the Georgian Bay shore. There are some great sites available and… Read More

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

If you have some free time this weekend, and are within driving distance of Toronto, I strongly recommend making the effort to check out this show. We attended The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show this Friday afternoon and had an absolute blast while we were there. The show has something for everyone. Fishing,hunting,boating,canoeing,camping ect ect booth after booth filled with all kinds of gear and gadgets. Check out the excellent selection of tents from Eureka tents Get your fishing licence renewed and book your next camping trip at the Ontario Parks booth. Check out the… Read More

New guest Blog with Ontario Parks

  Please swing by the Ontario Parks blog page  to check out our new guest blog. Titled “what are you doing this weekend”. It talks about our year travelling through Ontario’s parks system. Let us know what you think.   Cheers -Matt

Massasauga Provincial Park

I didn’t know what to expect when we pulled up at Oastler Lake PP gate. This was the first time traveling into Massasauga PP for both Andy and myself. The weekend was packed with wildlife (snakes,lizards,bald eagle,barred owls), great fishing, and some beautiful scenery. The park is great and the staff were very helpful. Here a couple pictures from our travels. I’ll be posting a full trip log this week. We also have a Trip log from Pete about his paddle in to Algonquin Via Kiosk Lake and possibly some food and… Read More