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CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten whitewater rivers, the Quebec’s Magpie River now has the same rights as other...

New Film from NRS Fishing: A Resilient Paradise: Florida Keys

Combining Caribbean vibes with easy access from the mainland, the Florida Keys emit a unique energy—from the bustling patios of Duval Street to the...

Bad News for Black Canyon Boaters in Colo: Road Closed for 2021

Hoping to up your game and kayak the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado this year? You’ll have to wait another year. As reported...

Celebrating 50 Years in Business, Madawaska Kanu Centre Launches Student Essay Contest

Known globally for its unique approach to canoe and kayak instruction, modeled after a European ski school concept, and its incredible riverside setting in...

Top 5 Whitewater Rafting Day Trips

Got some pent-up pandemic jones to go rafting? You're not alone. Try one of the following five top rafting day trips in the country... Chattooga...

Op-ed: OARS Idaho Regional Manager Curt Chang on the Snake Dam Removal Proposal

Editor’s note: Congressman Mike Simpson is proposing a plan to restore salmon, create jobs, ensure affordable clean energy and revitalize the Snake River region’s...

New SUP School Opens Up in Nosara, Costa Rica

Want to get your SUP game on? There’s a new school in the surfing hotbed of Nosara, Costa Rica, geared up for just that. Founded...

Charlotte, NC, to Get Yet Another Whitewater Park

The kayaking and rafting in Charlotte, N.C., is about to get even better. Thanks to Duke Energy, the region is about to boast another major...

NRS Releases Hidden Wild Film! Watch Here!

Follow three South Florida students on an expedition to discover their own backyard in Hidden Wild, a new film released by NRS. The Story in...

Catching Up With Photographer, Ageless Surf Kayaker and Avila Beach Paddlesports Founder Vince Shay

As a marine wildlife photographer, sea kayak/SUP outfitter and former hard-charging surf kayaker and boat designer, Vince Shay is no stranger when it comes...

It’s River Permit Time! (Link to Resources Here!)

It's river permit season, all you freeloading dirtbags. Ensure your chance to keep getting invited on river trips by actually applying for, and hopefully pulling,...

New River Gorge To Become National Park

Get ready to raft in a new national park. West Virginia’s New River Gorge is set to become the nation’s newest national park, thanks to...

How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country in Healdsburg, Calif., adversity has come with the territory...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily." If you throw in the word "river" beforehand, and then treat sojourn as a noun,...

Freakin’ Fluminkohala! Paddling the Big Island’s Irie Irrigation Ditch

While Hawaii’s Big Island might be known for its surf, snorkeling and lava flows, Class I paddlers also have an option in the 112-year-old...

The World’s Top 10 Rafting Trips

Although many guides evoke the image, you don’t have to be a bleach-blonde, toothpaste poster boy to enjoy rafting. Once Covid restrictions lift —...

Group Fights to Save Ecuador’s Newest Whitewater Gem: El Rio Piatua

Now, it's getting downright indigenous. In November, a coalition of civil society organizations and law professors submitted an amicus brief to Ecuador’s Constitutional Court calling...

Dams Getting Closer to Coming Down on Cali’s Klamath

When two tribes, two states and Warren Buffett step up and commit to the world’s biggest dam removal project – it’s a big deal. So...

Poof, Gone! 300-foot-deep Lake Above AK Sea Kayak Hotspot Disappears

Ice-dammed Bear Glacier Lake in Alaska, located above the popular sea kayaking spot of Bear Lagoon frequented by outfitters out of Seward, has vanished...

Small World Adventures Cancels Ecuador Season Due to Pandemic

Now it’s getting personal for paddlers. Due to the global pandemic Small World Adventures is cancelling its Ecuador season of whitewater kayaking. In a letter to...

New Wild and Scenic Rivers Bill Introduced for Montana

Forget Kevin Costner and his new watch-me-cowboy "Yellowstone" series. There's bigger news for Montana: the state might soon be getting more Wild & Scenic...

Baffin or Bust: An Alpacka Packraft Paddle and Climb Expedition

Where can an Alpacka packraft take you, you ask? How about to Baffin Island, for a paddling and climbing expedition? Read on for just...

Lord of the Fork Race (Spoiler: Dane Won) Kicks Off KY’s Biggest Kayak Weekend

It’s East Coast extreme kayaking race season, COVID be damned. And it kicked off the last weekend of October on Kentucky’s Russell Fork. Every...

The Down-low on Creeking the Dominican Republic

By Adam Goshorn In the blue waters of the Caribbean, the island of Hispaniola rises from the sea to an astounding 10,164 feet atop...

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Exclusive Review and Video: New Stohlquist Descent Rescue PFD

Stohlquist adds second generation Descent Rescue PFD to it's line, wets paddlers appetite for new products With the help of...
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CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten whitewater rivers, the Quebec’s Magpie River now has...

New Film from NRS Fishing: A Resilient Paradise: Florida Keys

Combining Caribbean vibes with easy access from the mainland, the Florida Keys emit a unique energy—from the bustling patios...

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CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s...

New Film from NRS Fishing: A Resilient Paradise: Florida Keys

Combining Caribbean vibes with easy access from the mainland,...
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