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The Happy Camper (Canadian Canoe Museum) Paddle Clue #2 No one really knows where this Badger may innocently lurk, Except Kevin, and the beaver who comes back to check his work. ...

Yes, it's true, we just made the term PITPC a verb! We also compiled 10 of the top reasons why you should make PITPC-ing part of your adventures this summer. For those of you don't know what to PITPC is, it's the acronym for the Paddle In...

All hail Verna-Dawn Higgins, the AO PORTAGE QUEEN of 2017! Turns out the recently crowned Verna-Dawn is new this year to the PITPC and a bit social media shy (totally understandable, Verna-Dawn!) but was very excited about her regal find on the small trail leading to...

The Happy Camper (Canadian Canoe Museum) Paddle Clue #1 If you spot this hidden Badger, you’ll be sure to shout out, “Mine!" After finding it tied behind a massive lonely white pine. ...

We have put off telling this story long enough. Why were we putting off telling this story? Because we were waiting for Kevin Callan to go on a canoe trip so he wouldn't see it. Yes, it's true. The following paddle-finding tale will probably disturb...

Portageur.ca (Canadian Outdoor Equipment Co.) Paddle CLUE #1 This hidden Badger, someone will find along the way, Somewhere between Lake Nipissing and Georgian Bay....

KO Paddle CLUE #3 (Not far from) where the Water is, we’re sure you’re willing to bet, The likeliness increases, that you'll get your Oats all wet....

AO PORTAGE QUEEN (Sometimes Eventful) Paddle CLUE #2 Cleverly, you must roam, where it’s hidden. Concealed, yes, but its Length is now told; thus X marks the spot, and still X marks a man, as is Viewed by those who are bold....

KO Paddle CLUE #1 The La Cloche Silhouette will bring you near, if hiking’s what you do. Yet that will only get you so far, unless you bring your canoe.  ...

We are pretty sure that most of you have noticed many of the prize packs remain empty this year, and are marked as "To be announced." So while it's true that we still have prizes coming in and are sorting thru all the gear and goodies,...

AO PORTAGE QUEEN (Sometimes Eventful) Paddle CLUE #1 The way from without, there's no doubt, would be up to one to opine. The way from within, is Forty point Three, otherwise known as Nine. ...

  Paddles up to you and welcome to another year of the PITPC! For our 5th year of Wilderness Advocacy & Adventures, we're looking back as well as looking forward to a full season of more time spent in nature. With 5 Badger canoe paddles hidden...

TL;DR version: We have decided to add a new rule for the Paddle In The Park Contest that excludes previous Paddle Finders from being eligible for the Paddle Finding portion of the Paddle In The Park Contest. Read further to find out why, and how we...

As part of our special 5 Year Anniversary PITPC Celebrations, Andrew Turcotte* of ATventure Photography will be donating one of the following photos (framed and without watermarks) to this year's prize lot. Which one, you ask? Well, that depends on you! Vote for your favourite by...

As some of you know, for some much needed help with this year’s PITPC 5th anniversary celebrations, we brought on board a few outdoor enthusiasts to assist us with the logistics of this special anniversary event. Like our paddle-hiders, we have rallied some pretty incredible people...

For help with this year's PITPC 5th anniversary celebrations, we brought on board a few outdoor enthusiasts to assist us with the logistics of this special anniversary event. Like our paddle-hiders, we have rallied some pretty incredible people for this task and we would like you to meet them...

Well, this is it. We have a winner! Well, lots of winners, actually. After another fun summer, numerous fantastic submissions and for the second year we are so happy to announce our 2016 PITPC Paddle Points #Reward winners!   Thanks so much for sharing all your great memories...

On October 4th, the gang at the Paddle In The Park Contest is going to be joining Sometimes Eventful blogger, outdoor advocate, and PITPC enthusiast Gayle Labuz to co-host the fast and fun #WeGetOutside Twitter chat, and we are all pretty excited about it! [caption id="attachment_23722" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Gayle of...

Well then, paddles up and a big ol'congratulations to Toby Clipperton for being the First To Finish the full 2016 PITPC Task List with a total of 11,175 Paddle Points! Toby was out taking photos of his wilderness adventures and uploading those PITPC Task pictures in record...

So after a little bit of a wait, and a whole lot of mystery, we now have the story of the Nova Craft Canoe Paddle - found and claimed by Leslee Bond! A big paddles up and congratulations to Leslee! So why didn't Leslee claim her...

We need your help! The latest edition of the Wild Northerner Magazine is coming soon (I know! Exciting!) and we here at the PITPC have been trying to get some photos together for a little ad that will be included. (Thanks, WNM, by the way!) Except, well...

We've had a break in the case of the missing Nova Craft Canoe Paddle and are hoping to file a full report soon. Thanks to everyone for helping to get the word out!  However, we are still stumped on the tragic circumstances surrounding the untimely demise of Preston's...

A hidden paddle going unclaimed doesn't happen too often; it might even be the first time in the 4 years of the Paddle In The Park Contest - so far. After several reports by many would-be paddle finders, and now that the last long weekend of summer...

Finally, after a full summer of being "Out There", the portageur.ca paddle has been found and claimed (and Preston is now free to post his trip photos on Facebook)! So paddles up and a hearty congratulations to Nicole Dubovski!  If you remember, the preseason clue...

For most of the summer, we have been busy not only hiding paddles and verifying Paddle Points photos but we've also been making a little film about what goes on behind the scenes tent screens at the PITPC. Here is just a little taste of what's...

Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #6 For the sake of confusion, north is straight up for this clue. So to find the hidden campsite, here's what you'll need to do: It seems that you’ve all missed it, as if the images were just fleeting. But there can be no doubt, at...

Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #3 There, guarding a hidden paddle, bosom-bare she stands, With a long moss green skirt, amongst the smoke-filled lands....

Nova Craft PADDLE CLUE #1 This paddle has been hidden not once but twice. Paddle hiders, turned finders, went from naughty to nice. Now this paddle sits in it's new location. Waiting for someone to pass by on vacation. Below this piscine river, a canoer's (and fisherman's) paradise awaits. But that’s...

Portageur PADDLE CLUE #5 The two mouths might tell you, you're a paddle-finding superstar. But if you go to Sabine island, you're a few kilometres too far. Finding this paddle’s location has turned out to be quite tough. From west, you’ve probably past it, from east, you're not far...

While a canoe trip to anywhere could be considered challenge enough by many, there are always some "Out There" who are willing to take the adventure just a little bit further. They are the Paddle Seekers and Paddle Finders of the PITPC. They are the people who are...

We wondered if the last clue we published for the Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle would be the final one, and it was! Paddles up to and royal congratulations to Kathryn Grace Malek (Gracie), who has officially been crowned the 2016 AO PORTAGE QUEEN! Gracie found...

Turns out the last hint published for the hidden Happy Camper paddle was enough to clue in more than a few folks and the challenge was on. By the end of the evening there were at least two individual parties seeking the hidden paddle on opposite ends of the...

This past week, we published a "triple clue alert" on Facebook for the AO PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle, the Happy Camper Paddle, and the Portageur.ca Paddle. Let's just say that the 4th Happy Camper clue seemed to light a fire under more than a few canoe seats. We...

Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #3 Just before (or after) the dip in the path, this wooden sceptre sits waiting, Not far past the two hemlocks, water side of the trail, it’s all yours for the taking. Still hidden well, amongst the forest trees, it can barely...

Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #4 Somewhere in the land of “Beautiful Water” there lies, Her second deepest, reflecting a painted granite rise....

Portageur.ca Paddle Clue #4 In a small cluster of cedars, and in the open breeze, There is a spot that (almost) has no business growing trees. And a BADGER® sits waiting, just there near the mouth. Where you can barely see a lighthouse - if you look south....

The Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #3 Two to three hundred in from the one-forty-five’s side. This fifteen hundred is as long as it is known to be wide! But just twenty from the wood trail, there a Badger waits. Hidden by a happy guy, it’s just one of half...

Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #3 No man (nor BADGER®) is an island, except for this one time. In fact, when viewing sunrises and sunsets, this rock is prime. But one crossing, on the way, could get windy, wavy, and tough. So give yourself a few extra travel days, please, in case...

This clue was first published in Canoeroots magazine. But we are putting it here too, to ensure that it's seen! Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #1 You can’t step twice, he once wept, it’s never the same. But the root, is the route, of the Portageur.ca name. ...

Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #2 All you Seekers and Explorers might be on Edge, waiting for these clues. But trust us, PITPC fever is much worse than the PITPC blues. Yes, Preston and Kevin are feeling much better these days, or so we hear. Yet which one of...

The Happy Camper Paddle Clue #2 For the second of The Happy Camper's clues, Watch the video below - he made it for you! Clue #2 for my Happy Camper paddle for the Paddle in the Park ...

Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #2 If it is the AO PORTAGE QUEEN title you want for the winning, It’s not far from the second, if you begin at the beginning. Not the first, but the Last portage you'll probably pass by Could be on the way there, as...

Well, that was a fun little side trip, wasn't it?! But now it is time for you to get back to your main PITPC adventure, be it for PADDLE POINTS or to seek those hidden paddles...

Nova Craft Canoe Paddle CLUE #1 We are not going to pretend and we’re not going to lie. We’re experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by....

Sometimes, when on trip, we get diverted for a day or two - just for the sake of exploring or maybe for pure relaxation. Thus, we decided we are going to do something similar with the PITPC for the next few days or so, and take a...

The Portageur.ca Paddle CLUE #2 When you first see this BADGER® off-trail, you'll think it’s one of those mirages. But sometimes even the best Portageurs will avoid the old portages!...

Dave Lanovaz (also known by his screen handle; Kindred Wanderings), his lovely wife Sarah and their adorable family, all made PITPC history last season by being the first ever Paddle Points Grand Prize Winner of a BRAND NEW NOVA CRAFT CANOE! Not only did Dave...

Happy Camper Paddle CLUE #1 The old, long-eared tales may be new to some. But for those who remember, the answer will come....