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It's official - our 2019 Pathfinder has been awarded! Paddles up and congrats to Samaantha Schuster! See Sam's photos and everything she has won!...

It's official - our 2019 Explorer has been awarded! Paddles up and congrats to Jody Waldock! See Jody's photos and everything she has won!...

It's been a long road but the end of the trail is in sight now. So are we there yet?! Yes, almost! Find out what's just around the last bend of the Paddle in the Park campaign....

We're at the very end of our paddle-finding phase, Seek and find Preston, then speak this secret passphrase! If you find our Portageur after 5:30 P.M. today, speak the following passphrase for your best chance to claim the Nova Craft Canoe paddle!...

NOVA CRAFT CANOE PADDLE CLUE #3 Find our roaming Portageur And his path will be complete. You may recognize him (or not). Either way, it's trick or treat!...

SPECIAL EDITION BADGER PADDLE CLUE #2 Know the time and the place, or the place and the time: 60 + 46.3 = 11 (to be exact!) Know the place and the time, or the time and the place: 14 + 10 ≈ 16 (in fact!) Translation: Know the time and the...

Find the first CLUE for the elusive Special Edition Badger Paddle! Remember, once you find and officially claim this paddle, you will receive more gear and prizes - plus be entered to win a Nova Craft Canoe!...

The 2019 hidden Killarney Outfitters Paddle has been found and claimed by Bill Graham! Paddles up and congrats to Bill! Read Bill's story, in his own words, below. Also, be sure to watch the bonus by-chance video interview...

If you follow the Paddle in the Park on social media, you have probably heard the news already. The Algonquin Outfitters Paddle has been found and claimed by Shayne Sorrell (Sor Ley)! And so without further ado, we present to you in his own words, Shayne’s paddle-finder...

It's official, everyone! The Run Wild Media Paddle has been found and claimed by Chris McGyver! Chris has been a long time participant of the Paddle in the Park Contest - is a past #PADDLEPOINTS winner but this makes for his first official paddle claim! And...

ALGONQUIN OUTFITTERS PADDLE CLUE #6 We can tell you with much certainty, and great aplomb; You must follow our Portageur's path, not the path of Tom....

KILLARNEY OUTFITTERS PADDLE CLUE #2 In a valley, there's a hill between hills, Not far from a small wooden walkway where The hidden Killarney Outfitters paddle Sits treed around a third to halfway there....

RUN WILD MEDIA PADDLE CLUE #2 Somewhere, along this porcine trail, This Badger lies in wait. But only the best paddle-seekers will be Driven to investigate....

RUN WILD MEDIA PADDLE CLUE #1 Wild Canoes and Run Wild Media Hold this Park in high favour. They have shown us time and time again, It’s a region that they savour....

KILLARNEY OUTFITTERS PADDLE CLUE #1 Betwixt the old lakes - Long, it has been - As they swapped and switched. But one’s evolution Dates to Triassic times. That’s where a paddle is hitched....

It's official, everyone! The Unlostify Paddle has been found and claimed by Nick Beattie! And so without further ado, we present to you in his own words, Nick's paddle-finder story...

And now finally, our Company Factor Prize Package winner of 2017! Paddles up and congratulations to @Kay_Es56 (Katherine Siren)! Having  33 task photos completed, with a total of 1135 Paddle Points, Katherine was just promoted from Voyageur status to Company Factor. And not only is Katherine now the Company...

Here is our dedicated Trip Leader - Wilderness Guide Prize Package winner of 2017!Paddles up and congratulations to @Sue_Squared (Susan Sheppard! While Susan managed to complete the entire 2017 task list, what really put her over the top was when she found one of the elusive Buttrum...

This great smile belongs to our Wilderness Guide Prize Package winner of 2017! Paddles up and congratulations to @Asmid (Alexis Smid)! Alexis submitted a total of 62 task photos ending the season with 2140 Paddle Points...

Our Voyageur Prize Package winner of 2017! Paddles up and congratulations to @karior (Julian Andean)! Julian submitted 31 PITPC adventure photos for a total of 1010 Paddle Points! And he's not new to the Paddle In The Park, either, having taken the Top Of Class title last...

As you know, we've been doing things a little differently with the prizes this season and the same goes for announcing this year's winners. Usually, we do it all as just one big announcement but this season we are going to be presenting the Paddle...

And so without further ado, we are delighted to present our the Tenderfoot winner of 2017! Paddles up and congratulations to @LindaSvar (Linda Svarovsky)! See the winners' announcement schedule plus everything that Linda has won below. Paddle Points Winner Announcement Schedule: Today's announcement: Tenderfoot Winner Saturday, November 4th announcement: Explorer Prize Package Sunday,...

Back in 2012, we bought a beautiful new canoe. The day we picked it up, I noticed a little display of paddles set up alongside all the shiny canoes. Those paddles called out to me…. They were Orange! Teal! Purple! I’d never seen paddles like...

It's always a bit bittersweet when the last paddle is found and claimed, but found and claimed it was! So paddles up and a special congratulations to Jeffrey Beer! Jeffrey deciphered the clues and solved the perplexing mystery of the AO Tom Thomson paddle of...

Did you know that it only takes ONE PHOTO to be entered for our GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE consisting of a brand new Prospector from Nova Craft Canoe and a made to order custom Badger paddle too?! It's true! And really easy to do! HOW TO ENTER: Step...

A big paddles up and congratulations to Jennifer Siren for finding and claiming one of the more difficult hidden paddles to find; the Portageur.ca (with The Canadian Outdoor Equipment) Paddle on the French River! Jennifer is not new to the PITPC or paddle-seeking as it turns...

Unfortunately our Facebook Live shopping trip to Algonquin Outfitters we had planned was cancelled. We're super bummed about that (Sorry!), but fear not as we have still have a solution to the AO shopping spree that never ended up happening. (I still blame the spider.)...

Once again we can say paddles up and a big congratulations to Bill Spitzig for finding and claiming the Nova Craft/London's Paddle Shop paddle! We'll let Bill tell you his story, but continue reading below about the fun coincidence how Kevin Callan's books lead both to...

Paddles up and a big congratulations to Ashley (and Matt and ???) Tamlin for finding and claiming the Happy Camper/Canadian Canoe Museum paddle! Technically the official claim goes to Ashley but seeing she had a couple of pretty important people along with her, we thought...

A special paddles up and congrats to Cory Seaman! Why a special congrats and paddles up to the official finder of the KO A.Y. Jackson paddle? Because there is quite a a bit of history here between Cory and the PITPC and, well...

100 years ago, on July 8th, we lost one of Canada's most influential artists whose works contributed greatly not only to Canadian art, but also to the identity of Canada and its wild places. And on that day, he, in turn, lost a paddle. [caption id="attachment_27529"...

Paddles up and congratulations to Cory Seaman, for his steadfast dedication in being the first to complete the full #PaddlePoints Task List and for taking the title of North West Award for Perseverance! And in record time, too! Cory is not new to the PITPC, and...

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...

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,...

  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...