Author Archives: EllyD

Why invest in a SUP bag?

Why it’s important: Heat Guard Board bags are insulated to keep your bag protected from too much heat. Since SUPs have foam cores heat can get inside inner air pockets and expand which can lead to problems such as de-lamination. On top of having a board bag it is important to remember to always store… Read More

2017 Eclipse Diary

Hello All;   Have this morning divided the world into two categories of people; those who saw the 2017 solar eclipse and those who didn’t.  Am delighted to count myself one of the former! Arrived home at midnight last night; dirty, smelly, hungry and exhausted having just driven twelve hours in mind numbing bumper to bumper traffic… Read More

Picking the Perfect Pack

Picking the perfect ‘all-round’ pack can be a complicated journey with so many options on the market. When looking for a bag to cover all  your school / work, travel, and commuting needs there are three styles to consider; duffels, day packs, and luggage. Duffels – the ‘hold all’ of the bag world, duffles are… Read More

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