Useful links

Gear fetishism

Mountain Equipment Co-op
Good value for money on all sorts of outdoor gear. Given the location of their Ottawa retail store, we can be grateful for their on-line version. Some fairly serious canoe tripping gear, but things like food barrells, foldable sinks, canoe packs you have to go to either...

Always worth a visit, because they carry stuff that neither MEC nor Trailhead carry. They have a web store now. Can't say as I've tried it. As of Aug 1, 2002, a lot of their stuff isn't available for purchase online.

Dreadful web site but at least you can find out what they offer on rental and what it costs. They sell the widest variety of hardcore tripping gear, but their clothing is more style than substance. MEC is better on average, for clothing

Parks, routes, trips

Georgian Bay dot com
Portal site for any manner of information about doing anything near or on Georgian Bay.

Canadian Canoe Routes
All-purpose advice, information and wisdom site. Terrific compendium of information, routes and trip diaries.

Ontario Parks dot com
On-line booking for car camping parks. Near anarchy for back country trips.

Ottawa Outing Club
The Ottawa Outing Club offered this trip. They offer a fairly wide range of canoeing, kayaking, hiking and cycling trips, mostly aiming at camping novices to intermediates.

The Kiosk Loop
I did a canoe trip through the north end of Algonquin Park, with my partner Irene Jansen in June 2003.

Palmer Rapids
I spent a weekend learning to paddle whitewater with the Ottawa Y Canoe Camping Club at Palmer Rapids on the Madawaska River in May 2003.

Killarney Thanksgiving
I did a canoe trip with the Ottawa Y Canoe Camping Club in Killarney Park in October 2003.

Bruce Trail trip
I did a hiking trip with two friends along the north end of the Bruce Trail, near Tobermory in August 2002.

French River trip
I did a canoe trip with the National Capital YMCA Canoe Camping Club in July 2002 along the French River.

Killarney trip
I did a canoe trip with some friends in Killarney Provincial Park in July 2001. Here’s my trip report.

Chris’s Temagami trip
I did a canoe trip with the Ottawa Outing Club in Temagami in July 2000. Here’s my trip report.

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