• Activities

    From virtual to reality – How a community came together at Wolf Lake

    As far as trips go, our weekend at Wolf Lake was one of those trips that I will never forget and will never be replicated. It was a weekend of many firsts for the Sometimes Eventful family. And it was a weekend where I saw first-hand how an online group translates into a wonderful real-life community. When casual comments about a group trip first started back in the summer, I tossed our names into the conversation and said my family would be “in”. To be honest, I didn’t think at that time that it would really happen. But when I received a message making the trip invitation official, I jumped…

  • Places and Spaces

    A Moody Shoreline And A Moment To Reflect

    I have wanted to visit the Temagami region for over 20 years. I first learned about the area when it became a hot topic in the mainstream media, with reports of the old-growth pines being in danger from logging and mining. I wasn’t a big camper back then, and I thought that Temagami was very, very far away. But I did think to myself that one day I would like to see those 300 year-old trees. Over the years, Temagami and its trees moved to a back corner in my brain. Not forgotten, really. But not thought about, either. Then, with the advent of social media and my jump into…

  • 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…