Paddling


What to Wear Cold Weather Paddling

It’s starting to get chilly, and I know you’re thinking, it is time to pack away the boat for the season. Well, you’ll miss the best paddling season of the year. Watching the leaves change, and enjoying the peace and quiet from the seat of your canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board, is magical…. Read More

#TrailheadTips: Boat Storage

The seasons are changing, and the cold wind will start to blow in thoughts of storing your canoe, kayak or SUP for the winter months. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about prepping for winter and storage for your canoe, kayak or SUP, (Stand Up Paddleboard) for winter, or a year-round storage solution…. Read More

Behind the Brand: Starboard SUP

At Trailhead Paddle Shack we take pride in carrying brands that do their part in protecting the environment. Through the #BehindTheBrand series we’ll take you behind the brands we carry and showcase their history and what they’re doing to protect our planet. History: Starboard SUP produces some of the best boards on the market, they’ve been… Read More

#TrailheadTips: Paddling with your Pooch

We all love paddling across a sparkling lake in the summer, now imagine doing that with Doggo by your side.  Bringing your pooch on a paddling trip can be a tricky endeavour. We created a quick guide for making it as easy as possible: You’re equipped with a lifejacket, water bottle and sunscreen, and your… Read More

#TrailheadTips: You’ve got a SUP! Now what?

You’ve treated yourself to a Stand Up Paddle Board, now what do you do? We talked to our staff here at Trailhead Paddle-Shack and asked what tips they have for the first time out on a Stand Up Paddle Board. With their feedback we’ve got some quick tips to get you comfortable on the water and… 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

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

Earth SUP: Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing

Earth Sup is a new stand up paddle board company that we are very proud to be apart of. Only a small select group of stores will be carrying this new environmentally conscience brand. We strive to carry products and promote companies in our store that are environmentally sensitive, as we want to enjoy the… Read More

Wavesport Recon 83 Review

Wavesport Recon 83 Reviewer:  Age 33, paddling ~12 years but the past few years have been pretty sporadic.  Weight of 170, shoe size 9, inseam 32”, height of 5’9”. So, admittedly, this is a review based on one day of paddling, but I’ll give you my thoughts as a few things stood out. The boat is really… Read More

Dagger Mamba 8.6 Review

Dagger Mamba 8.6 By Philip Kompass Me:  Six feet tall, size 8.5 feet, 200 lbs, 32” inseam. Paddling 13 years, consider myself a pretty experience paddler with loads of class fours and fives under my belt.   That said, I’m now a new father of three kids and find myself with less and less time for… Read More