"The Way of the Canoe is the Way of the Wilderness and of a Freedom almost Forgotten."
— Sigurd Olsen
"There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, and of a freedom almost forgotten. It is an antidote to insecurity, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfactions. When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known."
— Sigurd Olsen
Travel by Canoe is Part of Canada's Heritage. To Travel Safely upon the Vast Wilderness Waterways of Canada you will need a Knowledge of Trip Planning, Route Selection, Menu Planning, Nutrition, and Equipment. As well you will need to understand and practice the basic Canoe Tripping Travel Skills including; Paddling, Portaging, Poling, Lining, and Sailing. Extended Trips in a Canoe up to 120 days are both possible and very rewarding. You just need to plan well and learn the basic skills before the day you start paddling.
- Survival Kit in a Lifejacket [Article]
- Alberta Recreational Canoe Association
- Recreational Caneoing Association of BC
- Canoe Saskatchewan
- Listening Point Foundation [Dedicated to the Memory of Sigurd Olsen]
- Manitoba Recreational Canoeing Association
- Paddling Canada [Formally CRCA]
- Paddling Instructor [Sea Kayaking]
- RedCanoes.ca [Mason Family Website]
- The Voyageurs [Fascinating History of Sigurd Olsen's Canoe Trips between 1950 to 1964]
- BC Canoe Clubs Listing [BC Canada]
- Bow Waters Canoe Club [AB Canada]
- Ceyana Canoe Club [AB Canada]
- Northwest Voyageurs Canoe and Kayak Club [AB Canada]
- United Alberta Paddling Society [AB Canada]
- Saskatoon Canoe Club [SK Canada]