Welcome to the new look of the Ripple. This issue marks our evolution to a fully online newsletter, optimized for your reading pleasure on any device »
Another year has come and gone. I hope everyone had a great paddling season. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kelly Stirling and I »
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 »
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 »
Editor’s Note: The plants and animals we find when we go paddling are a significant part of what calls us into remote waterways. When the »
A Paddler’s Diary of Five Days in Canoe Mecca Last summer, when Eveline and I started to look into canoe trips further afield than Manitoba, »
A note from the board:An important part of what Paddle Manitoba does is help paddlers gain skills for safe, successful paddle tripping. We wanted to »
"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 »
I have always been leery of kayaks. A near-drowning incident when I was a child - I had to be resuscitated and was likely only a »
Many paddlers have already taken advantage of the new road along the east side of Lake Winnipeg to make the logistics of a trip on the »
It was a lovely day for a fall drive. The season was just setting in. The air was cooler, trees were turning colour, and the farmers’ »
One of the greatest treasures of a group like Paddle Manitoba is the sharing of our resources, giving each member the opportunity to learn from the »
Held March 29, 2016 at St Boniface Library Meeting was called to order at 7:16pm A review of the year was presented – a list of »
As you've seen in our AGM article, the makeup of the Paddle Manitoba Board has changed this past year. The new board has been working hard »
In the new year, Paddle Manitoba will be launching a new program called the Backcountry Larder Buyers’ Club. Many of us dehydrate our own ingredients to »
This summer I decided I would do more day tripping. I wanted to explore some new places and revisit some old. Most of these trips were »
We beat Charles to the park. We’d never beaten Charles to the park. We’d only been coming to Wednesday Evening Paddles for a few »
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 »
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.
Address: 623 Ferry Road, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0T4
Phone: (204) 783-9555
WAV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WAV Website: www.WAVpaddling.ca
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.
Address:10-K Keenlyside St,Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 2B9 Phone:(204) 661-5670
Email: see contact form on website
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.
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).
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
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.
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