Trailhead Blog


Sunsets & Safaris

Just under a year ago my friend called and asked if I wanted to go on a camping safari with her. I didn’t hesitate a beat before saying yes. Being an avid camper and a lifelong adventurer, combining two of my favourite activities in a continent renowned for it’s incredible wildlife was a no brainer…. Read More

What to Bring on Safari

CLOTHING It’s important to keep a few things in mind when packing clothing for a safari first of all being the temperature winter or summer. It’s hot in Africa during the day so light, breathable, and quick drying clothing will be your best bet. In some areas evening and morning temperatures can drop drastically so… Read More

Boat Storage Tips

Although it feels like summer outside, winter will shortly start to creep in and so it will be time to retire the paddling gear for a few months. While the snow and ice are blustering outside it’s important to store you canoe, kayak and / or SUP properly to ensure your gear is good as… Read More

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