Author Archives: EllyD

How to Be Tick Safe This Summer

It is no secret by now that the number of Lyme Disease carrying Blacklegged Ticks, or Deer Ticks, are on the rise in Ontario. With Ottawa and the surrounding areas being in a ‘hot zone’ for the disease it is important to be educated on what to do if you encounter a tick this summer. Don’t let the… Read More

Summer Footwear

Spring is here, summer is just around the corner! With the warmer weather approaching we are fully loaded with new and old favourite, flip flops, sandals, and causal shoes. Teva Teva Mush flips are a solid go to, year after year they are our go-to flip flops. Tanza and Tanza Leather Sandals, for men, are a… Read More

How to Make the Best of Cold Weather Paddling

Longer days and overflowing rivers have already been drawing quite the crowd this year, especially with the record high water levels we’ve been seeing all over the Ottawa area. Whitewater enthusiasts know this makes for thrilling river runs and great surfing, but these conditions also open up many options for flatwater boaters to explore winding… Read More

Hiking Boots

Spring is here and hiking season is in full bloom! The store is stocked full of all of the best brands of shoes to help you get out and explore. Low Hiking Merrell We have our tried and true staples, Moab Ventilator and Moab Waterproof, fit great, feel great, look great. Merrell adds the Moab FST… Read More

Spring Break Essentials

Spring break is right around the corner, and whether you are planning on heading South to soak up some sun, hitting the slopes to enjoy the last remains of winter, or heading across the pond to, we have got everything you’ve got on your packing checklist right here in store. Come in and speak to… Read More

21 Gift Ideas For Your Outdoor Valentine

Having a hard time deciding what to buy for your outdoor loving valentine this year? Do not fear – we are here to help! With ideas for everyone from campers to travellers, and options to suit everyone’s budget. This valentines day, spread the love, the love of the outdoors! Black Diamond Moji Lantern $23.99   … Read More

New Gatineau Park Ski Condition Map

If you are planning a day out on one of Gatineau Park’s many ski trails then we have some good news. Getting information on trail conditions has never been easier thanks to the NCC’s new interactive trail map! Weather you are planning on strapping on classic, backcountry, or skate skis this map will have you planning a… Read More

Canadian Made Parkas

Who understands winter in Canada better than fellow Canucks? Parkas designed and made in Canada are sure to stand up to the worst conditions that winter in the Great White North has to throw your way.

6 Reasons We Love Iceland

Iceland is any outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination and we here at Trailhead Paddle Shack are no exception to those who dream of exploring this island enigma. The rugged beauty calls to the adventurers in us. Ask any of our staff members who have visited what they love about Iceland and they will list reasons for… Read More

Introducing Armerlite Canoes

Trailhead Canoe, a manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of canoes and paddlesports products, has announced a new-to-Canada canoe material: Armerlite. Armerlite is a thermo composite material composed of an interwoven glass fiber with polypropylene plastic. The material is layered in a canoe mold, vacuum bagged and cooked in a large oven where the polypropylene and fiber… Read More