Two Red Canoes
Camping and canoeing resources.
Below are some useful web sites related to camping and canoeing in Ontario. The World Wide Web is a wonderful resource for those interested in outdoor adventures. Use these links to help you make the most of your hiking, canoeing and camping adventures.
- ViewRanger Outdoor GPS app for BlackBerry 10, Android, and iOS devices. My favourite GPS app, ViewRanger is a free app that allows you to see your location on a map, track your route, mark POIs, and much more. If your device has a built-in GPS, ViewRanger's ability to download maps to your device allows it to be used even when you are in the back-country with no cell coverage. For a very small cost, you can purchase access to all of the Canadian Government topo maps and pre-download the sections you need to your device before your back-country trip.
- TripTrack For BlackBerry 10 - Use your BlackBerry's GPS to record a track of your hike, paddle or other adventure. Email your current location, see the distance to a configurable "home" location, store the track, and export it as KML or GPX files for viewing in Google Maps or Google Earth.
- Trip Expense Calculator For BlackBerry 10 - A trip cost sharing tool for tracking expenses related to a group trip. Add participants to a trip, add expenses incurred by participants, and then generate a report that calculates and displays who owes money and who is owed. All your trip data entries are stored in a local database for retrieval at anytime.
Canoe Reviews and Forums
Books of Interest
Camping Gear and Canoeing Retailers
- Echo Paddles - High quality, beautiful, durable paddles, custom made to your specifications.
- Canadian Topographic Maps - ~$11.45 + delivery for 1:50,000 topo map
- Mountain Equipment Co-op Great value in quality camping, climbing and paddling gear and clothing - a favourite!
- Westcomb Premium Outdoor Apparel - Made in Canada!
- Paddle Shack Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddling Gear (Ottawa and Muskoka)
- The Complete Paddler Toronto - Canoes, Kayaks, and Paddling Gear
- Europe Bound Toronto/GTA - Gear and Clothing
- Tumblehome Burlington - Canoes (Nova Craft), Kayaks, Gear, Outdoor Clothing
- TAIGA WORKS Canadian Made Gear and Clothing (Vancouver based but products available via mail order)
- Sojourn Barrie - Canoes, Kayaks, Gear and Clothing, Courses, Clinics
- Adventure Guide Kitchener/Waterloo - Canoes, Gear and Clothing, Rentals
- Algonquin Bound Algonquin East Gate - Camping and Fishing Gear, Rentals
Camping and Canoeing Maps
Camping and Canoeing Resources
- Nature Conservancy of Canada - protects ecologically significant lands thorugh land donation, purchase and conservation easement (86% of donations go directly to protection of Canada's nature)
- World Wildlife Fund Canada - 80% of donations used for conservation projects
- The Bruce Trail Conservancy - committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment; funded by membership and donations