Editor's Message

Something New? Life would be pretty dull if we never tried new things. New can be simple. Perhaps we look for something different to do with »

Solo, but not Alone

After many day trips and countless outings on our neighbourhood lake (retention pond), this was the summer that all that paddling practice would become a full-blown »

Voyages of Discovery

"But aren't many gardens beautiful because they are imperfect?...aren't the strange, new flowers that arise by mistake or misadventure as pleasing as the well-tended and »

Our corporate partners are important, and valuable members of our paddling community. Paddle Manitoba thanks them for their on-going support.

  • Manitoba Pioneer Camp

    Manitoba Pioneer Camp offers a variety of exciting programs that specialize in wilderness canoeing and adventure programs both in our children's camps and through Wildwise, our out-tripping program. Located in pristine wilderness on two Shoal Lake islands, we have been providing traditional wilderness camping experiences for children, youth and adults since 1942.


  • Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

    Ontario's Woodland Caribou Park shares a boundary with Manitoba's Atikaki Park, but nature knows no boundaries. Here begins the Bloodvein River, a Canadian Heritage River which draws paddlers from around the world. Park permits are required of paddlers, and the revenue generated from permit sales is reinvested in the management of the park. Let us help you plan your next adventure in one of Ontario's great natural treasures.

  • Red River Canoe and Paddle

    Manitoba's purveyor of handcrafted wood-canvas canoes and personalized paddles. Doug Ingram builds canoes in the spirit of Chestnut and E.M. White and his artistry must be seen to be truly appreciated. Doug will work with you to build the canoe or your dreams. Drop by for a coffee and see the beauty of canoe building in process.

  • Wilderness Supply / WAVpaddling

    We offer the best brands in the outdoor industry. Our expert staff will help you navigate through our huge selection of canoes, kayaks and camping equipment. Locally owned and family run, consider us your home away from home - we're proud to be your outdoor adventure store!

    WAVpaddling is our instructional arm for certified canoe and kayak courses. Guided trips are also available. Let's get you out on the water!

  • Northern Soul & Red River Outfitters

    Along with offering trips with some of Manitoba's most experienced guides this Manitoba company will guide you on some of our most stunning rivers - with a twist! Relax on a "Yoga Canoe" or sharpen your skills with a day of Nature Photography. Northern Soul will work with community and business groups to customize trips to suit your needs.

  • Heartland Canoes & Winnipeg Canoe Rentals

    Buy or rent canoes, kayaks and SUPs. Canoe trailers are also available for group rentals. Heartland Canoes are proud to offer canoes by Clipper with models ranging from 16 to 22ft. Contact us for details of special offers and last minute deals.

    Paddle Manitoba members receive $250 discount from fiberglass Clipper canoes and $500 off kevlar Clipper canoes.

  • Green Adventures

    Kenora's kayak touring and instructional outfitters provide fun, safe, and convenient opportunities for people of all abilities and experiences to learn while exploring North Western Ontario. They offer Paddle Canada lessons in kayaking and canoeing as well as fully guided custom trips. Kayak fishing trips and gear rentals round out the GA adventure catalog. Green Adventures is here to get you out there!

  • Mountain Equipment Co-Op

    Everything imaginable for canoeing and kayaking. Great advice from active users, and rentals for all types of paddling. A wide selection of repair, rescue, and outfitting accessories. Home of Seaward composite kayaks and Pyranaha whitewater boats. 10% member discount available only on member's nights hosted twice yearly (fall and spring).

  • Camp Stephens

    YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens, established in 1891, is one of Canada's longest-running summer camps, offering modern facilities and fun and challenging programs for families, women and young people ages 8 to 17. For generations, young people from all backgrounds have come to these breathtaking islands on Lake of the Woods 17 kilometres south of Kenora, Ontario to take part in a unique and caring island
    community.


  • Wilderness Spirit

    Your guides to the Hayes, Thelon, Bloodvein, Assiniboine, and many other Manitoba and Arctic rivers, are biologists whose knowledge of the wilderness will enhance an already exciting adventure. They will also customize instructional packages for any age and skill level.

  • WILDS Of Manitoba

    Offers Paddle Canada certified canoeing courses in North Winnipeg and other venues if required. Flexible dates can be booked from June to October.



  • University of Manitoba Bison Recreation Services

    Bison Recreation services offers introductory level kayaking courses for people who want to try kayaking for the first time or are thinking about purchasing a kayak. We also offer a variety of kayaking workshops including, Stroke Improvement workshops, Wet Exit and Self Rescue work- shops, and rolling workshops. If you are looking for a chance to get back into a kayak during the winter months our open paddle times are a great way to do that. For more information visit our website www.bisonactiveliving.ca