Trailhead Blog


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

Swift Canoe and Kayak Event

If you are interested in specific boats from Swift please list them below. Swift will try their best to bring that model for you to take a peak.

Five Days In Bali

I’m currently sitting in the back of a cramped shuttle van – with several of my family members that I haven’t seen in years – dreaming about five days I’ve just spent in Bali. A destination that had been a ‘must see’ for me for a while now, I’m glad to now be able to… 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.

Hawaii: Breathtaking Oahu and Big Island Hikes

On Hawaii’s island of Oahu there is an abundance of outdoor adventures waiting for you. For the experienced hiker looking for a coastline view with a moderate amount of difficulty, I recommend the Pillbox Hiking Trail. With beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, this trail is about a 45 minute drive from Waikiki beach. Once you reach… Read More

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