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Sea Kayaking
Canada's West
Coast
Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast Paddle Canada's most spectacular sea kayaking area with some of the region's pioneers of the sport. The book details the west coast of British Columbia from Vancouver and the Gulf Islands in the south, to the Queen Charlottes in the north. The book includes discussions of weather, sea, flora and fauna, as well as the areas culture and history. Each route description includes access, approximate time required, camping, hazards and the requisite charts and maps.

Authors: John Ince & Hedi Kottner
Publisher: Mountaineers
Paperback: 1992

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Canoe Trips
British
Columbia
Canoe Trips British Columbia: The Essential Guidebook for Novice & Intermediate Canoeists & Kayakers The book details 95 paddling trips on lakes, rivers and saltwater inlets in British Columbia. There is a section on paddling in B.C., equipment, camping, clubs, charts and maps as well as a location map attached to the inside back cover. The book breaks down the various trips by difficulty, access and length, and groups them for the reader.

Author: Jack Wainwright
Publisher: Summit Productions
Paperback: 227 pages, 2002

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Stikine River
Stikine River: A Guide to Paddling the Great River The book is a detailed look at paddling routes along the Stikine and its tributary, the Spatsizi. Planning information regarding safety, communications, food, gear and topographical maps are included. Each river section includes length, approximate time, river grade and gradient as well as the reference to the location maps included with the book. In addition you'll find sections on history, geology, wildlife and plants. A glossary and list of services and accommodations are included.

Author: Jennifer Voss
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
Paperback: 224 pages, 2001

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Northern
Manitoba from
Forest to
Tundra
Northern Manitoba from Forest to Tundra : A Canoeing Guide and Wilderness Companion The book details over 25 routes in northern Manitoba including the Pigeon, the Berens, the Churchill and the Seal. The book opens with an introduction to the regions geology, history and ecology. This is followed by a section on trip planning and what you should expect. The route descriptions include access, difficulty, time, commitment and the topographical maps required. The descriptions may also include alternative routes and references to other information sources.

Author: Paul M. Gahlinger
Publisher: G.B. Communications
Paperback: 95 pages, 1995

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Canoeing
Manitoba
Rivers
Canoeing Manitoba Rivers: South The book covers over twenty rivers in the southern reaches of the province of Manitoba including the Assiniboine, Berens, Black, Bloodvein, Little Saskatchewan and more. Each route description includes the type, difficulty, distance, time, access, egress, season and the topographical maps required. In addition the book includes information on charters, transportation, outfitters and trip planning.

Author: John D. Buchanan
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
Paperback: 2001

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Sea Kayaking
in
Nova Scotia
Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia: A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast of Nova Scotia  Well known paddler and instructor Scott Cunningham brings us the definitive guide to sea kayaking in Nova Scotia. Scott breaks the province down into 5 separate areas which include 42 separate sea kayaking routes. The book has basic maps and each route details access, put-ins/take-outs, distance, time required, points of interest, safety considerations and the maps and charts required.

Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Paperback: 292 pages

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Nahanni:
The River
Guide
Nahanni: The River Guide  The book is a guide to the Flat and South Nahanni Rivers. The author provides key information for those who want to run the river, whether with a guide or self guided. This is the river immortalized by Bill Mason and well loved by our own Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

Author: Peter Jowett
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
Paperback: 1998

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Sea Kayaking
Georgian Bay
Kayaking Georgian Bay  The book details over 30 kayaking routes on Georgian Bay, one of Canada's best sea kayaking destinations. The routes are of varying degrees of difficulty. The areas covered are the Georgian Bay shore line from the, difficult waters along the precipitous cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula following all along the coast up to the sheltered inner shores of Prince Edward Island off Killarney. The book opens with the particulars of paddling this inland sea before getting to the route descriptions. The route descriptions include difficulty, length, maps, charts, access and other details including equipment rental and more.

Authors: Jonathon Reynolds and Heather Smith
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Paperback: 168 Pages - 1999

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Guide to Sea
Kayaking on Lakes
Superior &
Michigan
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours  The book details 49 trips along the beautiful sandy and rugged shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior (both Canadian and American routes). Each description includes milestones, landmarks and points of interest for orientation, and appreciation, along with route maps, route difficulty ratings, and access points.

Authors: William Newman, Don Dimond, Sarah Ohmann, Bill Newman
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Paperback: 275 Pages - 1999

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Guide to Sea
Kayaking on Lakes
Huron, Erie &
Ontario
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario: The Best Day Trips and Tours  The book covers 41 day and multi-day trips on Lake Erie, Lake Huron, (including Georgian Bay), Lake Ontario as well as the Thousand Islands and the Saguenay in Quebec. Both Canadian and American routes are listed. Each description includes milestones, landmarks and points of interest for orientation, appreciation and observation, along with route maps, route difficulty, and access points.

Authors: William Newman, Sarah Ohmann, Bill Newman
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Paperback: 240 pages - 1999

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The Rivers of
Ontario and
Quebec
A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Ontario and Quebec (Only available in April 2003) Well know author Kevin Callen covers some of Ontario's and Quebec's best paddling rivers. Route descriptions include access points, portages, maps, rapids and more. Ontario rivers include the Rideau, Mattawa, Oxtongue, Mississagi and the Little Bonnechere. In Quebec the routes include the Upper Gatineau, Coulonge and Domoine rivers.

Author: Kevin Callan
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Paperback: 168 pages

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Wild Rivers,
Wild Lands
Wild Rivers, Wild Lands The book covers the Peel, Stikine and Alsek-Tatshenshini watersheds in print and beautiful color photos. The stories of running these rivers are dramatic and enthralling and will drag you into every aspect of the adventures. Ken Madsen uses this dramatic appeal to make the case for ensuring the survival of this last great wilderness.

Author:Author: Ken Madsen
Publisher: Stoddart, 1996
Paperback, 112 pages

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The Wind,
the Snake
and the
Bonnet Plume
The Wind, The Snake and the Bonnet Plume These are amongst the Yukon's most legendary paddling rivers. The Yukon is one of the worlds last great wilderness areas. The author, Ken Madsen, is one of Canada's great modern day explorers and a well known champion of wilderness preservation. The book explores each river's history and cultural significance and provides additional information for those who are planning an expedition or looking for that guided trip of a life time. If you're considering paddling these rivers on your own or with a guiding company, you'll definitely want to pick up a copy of this one before you go.


Author: Ken Madsen
Publisher: CPAWS, Yukon Chapter
Paperback, 54 pages

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Path of the
Paddle
Path of the Paddle This is the classic on canoeing. All of the elements of white water and flat water canoeing are explored. Written by the legendary Bill Mason and his son Paul. Highly recommended.

Authors: Bill Mason, Paul Mason
Publisher: Firefly Books; Revised and Updated 1999
Paperback, 200 pages

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Introduction to
Paddling
Introduction to Paddling: Canoeing Basics for Lakes and Rivers Lays out all the basics of paddling. Well illustrated, this is a good introduction.

Authors: American Canoe Association
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press, 1996
Paperback, 32 pages

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Stories from
the Bow Seat
Stories from the Bow Seat: The Wisdom & Waggery of Canoe Tripping Through anecdote, essay, notes, captions and superb photos the book conveys more about the essence of canoeing than perhaps any other. Not an instruction manual, but rather a celebration of canoeing and the outdoors. The initiated will warmly treasure this books intimacy with the subject, while those without knowledge of wilderness canoeing will be irresistibly drawn into the spell of it all. A wonderful gift for doers and dreamers.

Authors: Liz Lundell, Don Stanfield, Don Standfield
Publisher: Boston Mills Press, 2000
Hardcover: 156 pages

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River
Rescue
River Rescue: A Manual for Whitewater Safety If you're a river canoe tripper, a white water kayaker or canoeist, a river rafter or even if you just like to play in holes - this is a must read. Written by some of the pioneers in the evolving field of river rescue, attention is given to avoiding these nasty situations in the first place.

Authors: Les Bechdel, Slim Ray (Contributor)
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books,3rd edition 1997
Paperback: 320 pages

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The Essential
Sea Kayaker
The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler A good introduction to the art and technique of sea kayaking.

Authors: David Seidman & Roseann
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2nd edition , 2000
Paperback, 160 pages

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The Essential
Whitewater
Kayaker
The Essential Whitewater Kayaker: A Complete Course While no book on this sport is a replacement for solid instruction, this is a good place to start to build your knowledge base.

Authors: Jeff Bennett
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1999
Paperback: 180 pages

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Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips

Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips: A Guide to 15 Wilderness Rivers One of Canada's best canoe destinations, Northern Saskatchewan provides a wide variety of experiences for the paddler. The book discusses both the river history and the requirements for running them. You'll find details on the routes, such as places to camp, what to avoid, the rapids and of course the distance and length of each. This is the only source of information for some of the rivers described in the book.

Authors: Laurel Archer
Publisher: The Boston Mills Press, 2003
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