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

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

Jamaican Adventures

On a recent trip to Jamaica’s north coast I had the opportunity to take part in a variety of action packed adventures. I stayed in the port town of Ocho Rios, but a lot of these activities are easily accessed from the more popular Montego Bay. Now a winter trip to the Caribbean always means R&R… Read More

5 Essentials I Bring on Every Trip

We often get customers in the store purchasing items for backpacking trips filled with questions about what to bring. With so many options available, finding the right products that suit your needs can be a little overwhelming. Everyone has their own opinions about what is and isn’t needed, but these are my “5 faithfuls”. These… Read More

Elly’s Euro Adventures

One of our awesome staff members took a few months off to go travel Europe! Check out the epic GoPro edit of her trip! If this video doesn’t make you want to drop everything to travel with friends, we don’t know what will! Euro Adventures from Elly Dumouchel on Vimeo.

A Kayak Trip On The Rideau Canal

Paddling the Rideau Canal by Tim Morch Take note: the Rideau Canal is definitely worth paddling.  It is relatively easy, with easy access to supplies along the way.  There is camping at every lock for only $4.90.  The camping rate was correct as of 2012, but recent budget cuts to Parks Canada funding may change… Read More

Sea Kayak The Philippines: The Palawan Experience

Paddling Palawan – Sea Kayaking in the Philippines by: Tim Morch An incredibly clear, multi-hued blue sea dotted with dozens of islands distracted me from my attempt to assemble my Feathercraft Wisper XP kayak.  My eyes kept scanning Bacuit Bay, just outside El Nido, on the northwest end of Palawan Island.  Striking karst formations that… Read More

10 Tips For Traveling With A Kayak

The Trials Of Flight Sooner or later as a whitewater paddler you are going to want to travel to an international destination to experience what the world of rivers has to offer.  At the point when you decide to do so the natural question will arise: do I travel with my boat?  A major advantage… Read More

Mexico – With Esprit Whitewater Worldwide

Paddler: Jim Coffey Photo: Five2Nine Productions From Johno Foster After hearing some fantastic stories of Mexico from friends of mine who went down last year to paddle with Esprit International, I was eager to find some time this winter for a trip. I was also keen on running some more difficult rivers than the standard… Read More