Two Red Canoes
Camping and canoeing resources.
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 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.
- River App The most widely used application to monitor river conditions at more than 20,000 sites in Europe and North America. RiverApp is the ideal application for kayakers, fishermen and anyone with river-related activities. For Android and iOS.
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
Useful Information for Whitewater Canoeing
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