• Gear Reviews

    Another Badger In The Family

    One day in May, way back in 2012, I met a guy named Mike at Guelph Lake. He was selling these awesome paddles in gorgeous colours from a company called Badger Paddles.  They were so beautiful I had to have one. We decided that Emma had to have one, too. Mine is orange. Hers, a purple and teal number made especially for little paddlers. Emma’s was a present for her 7th birthday. Because everyone – especially a 7 year-old beginner paddler – needs some #WildernessBling in their kit.  I didn’t know much about paddles when we first met Mike. But I knew these paddles were special. They are handcrafted by Mike and Fiona…

  • Activities

    A Day On Algonquin Park’s Hailstorm Creek

    Did you know that a canoeing venture into Algonquin Park’s back country can be done as a day trip? Back country bliss. This was the Algonquin Park we were seeking on a day trip paddling Hailstorm Creek. We’ve been to Algonquin Provincial Park a bunch of times, with each visit giving us a different glimpse into this amazing parcel of Ontario nature. For the most part, we stick to campgrounds and trails located along the Highway 60 corridor.  But recently we decided to do something a little different that would give us a small taste of what the park has to offer off the beaten track.  We booked a water…