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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....

Algonquin Outfitters PORTAGE QUEEN Paddle CLUE #1 With the other three, you must take heed of the first. For just this one will be Algonquin or burst! Yes, the remaining three are still beyond the four; Both near and far, old history and new shores. AO seekers, pay no mind...

The Paddle In The Park Contest: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016   Can you believe it? This summer marks year number four for the Paddle In The Park Contest (PITPC). That is four fun years of trying to find ways of getting people to spend more time in nature.     So...

As you may have heard,  the Trip Diary Reward Winners were announced by Preston Ciere at the Toronto 2016 Outdoor Adventure Show (ADVENTURES IN PADDLING STAGE) while presenting The Outdoor Playground that Awaits You for Canoe Camping in Algonquin Provincial Park. The first official PITPC preseason clue was also hidden within...

Yes, it's true. Fiona (Badger Paddles and co-founder of the PITPC) has been hibernating a little bit this winter. Well, not exactly hibernating, as she has been taking care of her little cub (her son, Makobe). But the months have stretched on and it now time...

  What an amazingly rewarding season it has been for everyone who got "Out There". We really can't express how deeply inspired we have been by each and every one of you. With the top #PaddlePoints earners having submitted over 100 photos each, there is no...

Well, the Happy Camper Paddle has been found by a group of PITPC enthusiasts, with the official claim going to Nathan Schmidt. Paddles up to Nathan!  However, much to Kevin Callan's dismay, one of the paddle seekers in this adventurous paddling-finding group was Chris Hocking: two...

  Yes, it's true! The elusive Algonquin Outfitters Paddle hidden by Kevin Callan has now been found and claimed by Jeff Bardell! Paddles up and a hearty congratulations to Jeff, who figured out the puzzling clues to the location of the hidden AO paddle! Although Jeff's smarts led...

The Killarney Outfitters paddle has officially been found and claimed (on the portage to Partridge Lake in Killarney PP) by Brian Snell and family! Congrats and a big paddles up to Brian, his son Oliver, and their "intrepid canoeist", Daisy! We know that many of you were...

Hi Everyone! So sorry we haven't been too active on social media the past few weeks, but Fiona and Mike have been having technical difficulties with their internet. Sometimes that comes with the (Northern) territory of living in the beautiful Huntsville area. (We know, must be...

The Nova Craft Canoe Paddle has officially been found and claimed (on the Pen to Night Lake portage in Algonquin Park) by Andrew Turcotte! Congrats to Andrew! We'd have to say that considering this is his second claim in as many years, he makes finding a...

Happy Camper Paddle 2015 CLUE #2 When you search, scout, and seek, but to no avail, Then it's probably best to take the alternate trail. ...

Killarney Outfitters Paddle 2015 CLUE #2  When on your Killarney journey today, You'll find more rewards, if you take the long way. ...

Every so often we get a message from a paddle-seeker who may have been unsuccessful in their attempt to locate a hidden paddle they had set their sights on, but who were delighted to have discovered a new area that they really enjoyed or had...

  Nova Craft Canoe Paddle 2015 CLUE There's a Badger waiting for you to take, Somewhere near the oldest's 9th lake. ...

As briefly mentioned on Facebook, the Cabin Falls EcoLodge paddle from Hap and Andrea Wilson was found and claimed by Tyler Bedard this past August long weekend! Way to go Tyler! This year, Hap and Andrea hid their paddle on the Dry Lake portage in Temagami, right at the...

Well then, a big ol' paddles and paws up to Andrew Thuro (and Abbey) for being the first to claim a Badger paddle this season! Andrew and Abbey deciphered the clues and were able to locate the Portageur.ca Paddle on the Chipmunk Lake portage which...

Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle 2015 CLUE About half the distance to a place that’s never wet, And amongst the rocky terrain, a Badger’s been set.  [break ] ...

If you don't have your PITPC "Flag" yet, or are wondering what the PITPC "Flags" are all about, we've compiled an official list of the top 3 reasons why you should be flying your PITPC loud and proud this summer! Reason #1: Advocacy One of the secrets behind...

Algonquin Outfitters Paddle 2015 CLUE #2 Of waters, with many, she will acquaint, Eventually meeting with the great Saint....

Portageur.ca Paddle 2015 CLUE #2 On the way to a lake before the one where the 'n' was missed, Look for the burl, then the dead trunk; it'll be straight with no twist....

Algonquin Outfitters Paddle 2015 CLUE It's on a small ridge top, behind the biggest spruce. But its lake of origin, you'll have to deduce....

This year, as part of our Paddle Points Event and in celebration of all of the rewards and reasons to spend time in nature everyday this summer, we created a series of images - what we're calling "PITPC Flags" - for participants to download (for free!) and...

Portageur.ca Paddle 2015 CLUE If you get this right, then you know their mistake, And why it may be his new favourite lake....

For those of you who missed it when Fiona read the first clue of the season on Hunters Bay Radio, or just want to know more about our fabulous contest co-founder, you can listen below. For those who just want to go direct the clue,...

The last remaining hidden paddle in the Paddle in the Park Contest has been found! The Cabin Falls Ecolodge Paddle was officially claimed on Saturday (September 13, 2014) afternoon by Tyler Bedard and his son, Tucker. Congratulations to this incredible father and son team! While the news that...

This year, we had a number of really determined paddlers who were set on finding a PITPC paddle and all the rewards that come with it. One, who stands out, is Andrew Turcotte. Andrew had his sights set on a least a couple of the...

This year there were two paddles hidden in Killarney - the Happy Camper Paddle and the Killarney Outfitters Paddle. The Happy Camper Paddle was found first and soon the race was on to find the Killarney Outfitters Paddle. The clues started adding up and the...

This clue is the last official hint to be published for the 2014 season. The last unclaimed Badger canoe paddle is somewhere in Temagami as the Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle, hidden by Hap Wilson. We are in the last weeks for the contest so be sure to get "Out...

The latest clue in the Paddle in the Park Contest can be found at Hap Wilson's website HERE’S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: THE CABIN FALLS EcoLodge PADDLE CLUE #15 on Hap Wilson's Website This clue is for the The Cabin Falls EcoLodge...

Congratulations to David S. and Tina M for winning our latest prize package draws! [caption id="attachment_1757" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper - hiding the Killarney Outfitters paddle[/caption] David has won The Happy Camper Paddle prize package while Tina has one the Algonquin Outfitters "Girls Portage"...

If you happened upon this BADGER®, Some say it could just be fate. Otherwise look for the water trail with a marker from 1888. This clue is for the Algonquin Outfitters paddle #2 that was hidden by Preston Ciere. Plus, don’t forget to check out our Clue Map for more hints. Good luck!!  ...

The fifth paddle found in this year's Paddle in the Park Contest has been discovered in Algonquin Provincial Park!   The number of paddles left to be found somewhere in Ontario parks is down to 3 thanks to our latest paddle-finder Angela! This means we need to draw another winner for...

The latest clue in the Paddle in the Park Contest can be found at Kingdome Outdoor Products HERE’S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: THE KILLARNEY OUTFITTERS PADDLE CLUE #13 on the Kingdom Outdoor Products Facebook Page This clue is for the The Killarney Outfitters...

The latest clue in the Paddle in the Park Contest can be found at Algonquin Basecamp HERE’S A LINK TO THE CLUE, TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: THE AO GIRLS PORTAGE PADDLE CLUE #12 on the Algonquin Basecamp Facebook Page This clue is for the The Algonquin Outfitters...