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On-line resources and sites: a select list of links that have contributed to our enjoyment of canoeing and trip planning. Please help maintain this list by adding your own link, or reporting a broken link above. Each of the link categories are organized by tabs to the right.

Paddle Gear:

Cooke Custom Sewing: Canoe packs and canoeing accessories for serious backcountry canoe camping: tarps, canoe covers, and accessories custom designed to meet your specific needs. Located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota.

Northwater Paddle Sports Equipment: Manufacturer of a wide range of canoe, kayak, raft and sea kayaking paddle sport accessories. Located in Vancouver, B.C.

Granite Gear: Canoe gear site. Makers of backpacks, dog packs, compression sacks, and canoe gear.

NRS: Kayaking and rafting gear, boating equipment and river supplies including life jackets oars paddles kayaking gear and rafting equipment supplies.

Duluth Pack: maker of traditional canoe packs, leather and canvas luggage, backpacks, messenger bags, camping and outdoor gear, and much more. Located in Duluth, Minnesota.

Kokatat: Sells personal flotation devices, drysuits, insulation, and other clothing for paddlers. Offers a special line for women.

Chota: Mukluks, boots, waders, gloves and other innovative fly fishing, paddling and watersports gear.

Headstrong Packs: maker of canoe portage pack and self-tightening blue barrel harness system. Located in Ottawa, Ontario.

Frost River: maker of traditional canoe packs made of waxed cotton canvas, gear for hiking, backpacking, camping, and much more. Located in Duluth, Minnesota.

Zip Stove: Manufacturer of solid fuel/woodburning stoves for backpacking.

Ostrom Outdoors: maker of canoe packs, day packs, stuff sacs, blue barrel straps and suspension, and more. Located in Nolalu, Ontario.

GoLite: High tech lightweight outdoor clothing, packs, and shelters.

The Original Bug Shirt Company: Essential bug gear for the North.

MSR: wide selection of reliable and well-designed outdoor equipment for over 30 years.

Wintergreen Designs: Design and manufacture of handmade outdoor wear, from cotton, wool, polyester, polyamide and blends. Also, gloves and headwear. Located in Ely, Minnesota.

Voyageur Gear: Manufacturer of paddlesports accessories for canoes and kayaks. Located in Easley, South Carolina.

Seal Line: SealLine manufactures dry bags and rudder systems engineered for water sports.

Ray Kettlewell Paddles: Kettlewell blade designs are all traditional in origin, with a maximum width of 6 inches. These blades were designed and modified to make it easy for a paddler to go all day, to use a variety of strokes as his skill allows. Kiln dried and handcrafted. Located in Kinmount, Ontario.

Redtail Paddles: maker of hand crafted paddles in Hastings, Ontario.

Turtle Paddle Works: Hand carved and painted wooden canoe and kayak paddles based on classic designs, and made of cherry, maple, ash or specialty woods.

Grey Owl Paddles: kayak and canoe paddles since 1988. Located in Cambridge, Ontario.

Paddling and Equipment Stores:

Rutabega: Madison, Wisconsin, paddle shop. Excellent resource for paddle gear and information, on-line gear reviews, and home of Canoecopia in the Fall (the world's largest paddle sport expo).

Midwest Mountaineering: Carries apparel and equipment for climbing, camping and paddling. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Piragis Northwoods Company: Link to the Boundary Waters Catalogue. Since 1979, Piragis Northwoods Company has been a full service outdoor store and camping outfitter located in Ely, Minnesota, jumping off point to the BWCAW.

MEC: Outdoor gear and clothing for men, women, and kids. Located in Canada.

Le Baron Outdoor Products (Le Baron Produits de Plein Air): large selection of discount outdoor products and equipment under one roof. Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.

The Complete Paddler: Toronto's only canoe and kayak superstore.

Muskoka Outfitters: sells canoes, kayaks, camping, climbing, outdoor clothing and footwear for all seasons. Convenient to Muskoka Lakes and Algonquin Park.

White Squall Paddling Centre and Outdoor Gear Store: offers waterfront test paddling with the largest selection of new and rental sea kayaks in Ontario, Canada. Provides sea kayaking instruction and tripping on Georgian Bay.

Algonquin Outfitters: canoe and kayak rentals and wide range of services for visitors to Algonquin Park area.

Trailhead: large paddling and outdoor store based in Toronto.

London's Paddle Shop: functions as the factory outlet for Nova Craft Canoe and Aqua Fusion Kayak. They host a guest speaker series, rent canoes and kayaks, help with introductory lessons, and assist with trip planning. Located in London, Ontario.

Bulk Dried Foods:

Pack Lite Foods: Online supplier of gourmet light weight trail food for hikers, backpackers, campers and wilderness adventurers. Located in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Harvest Foodworks: freeze-dried and dehydrated meals, specially formulated for outdoors enthusiasts. Located in rural Eastern Ontario, Canada.

One Pan Wonders: backcountry cooking at its finest. One dish meals and blog for hiking and backpacking.

Walton Feed, Inc.: food storage, freeze dried food, emergency books, cook books, dehydrated food, long term storage food, preparedness books, MRE's, and survival supplies. Located in Montpelier, Idaho.

Bauly Specialty Foods: Canadian provider of high-quality specialty freeze-dried food products for almost 15 years.

Just Tomatoes, etc!: dried fruits, veggies, soy nuts and healthy snacks. Secure on-line ordering, located in Westley, California.

Outdoor Gourmet Plein Air Products: food and meals for outdoor lovers made with freeze-dried ingredients for a maximum of flavour and nutritional value. Located in Lachute, Québec.

Wilderness Dining: freeze dried, dehydrated food, and cookware for backpacking and cooking.