Kevin Callan



Kevin Callan is the author of over a dozen books: Killarney, Ways of the Wild, Happy Camper, A Paddler’s Guide to Quetico and Beyond, A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River, A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario, A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin, A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario’s Cottage Country, A Paddler’s Guide to Rivers of Ontario and Quebec, A Paddler’s Guide to Weekend Wilderness in Southern Ontario, A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario’s Lost Canoe Routes, Dazed and Confused, New Trail Cook Book. Callan has presented across North America and has been a key speaker at all the major canoe events for close to 20 years now. He is also a frequent guest on radio and television and is the field editor for Explore, ON Nature, Kanawa and Rapid Magazine. He is also a winner of two National Magazine Awards (Gold and Silver) and Kevin’s first film won “best of” in the prestigious Waterwalker Film Festival; the second and third are now currently on tour across North America. For the last 15 years he has taught Environmental Issues and Sciences at Sir Sandford Fleming College and lives in Peterborough, the birthplace of the modern day canoe. Kevin is hiding a couple of paddles while tackling the Meanest Link route in Algonquin Park. The Meanest Link is a canoe route made to honour the memory of Bill Swift Sr., one of the founders of Algonquin Outfitters. Swifty, as he was most often called, had other nicknames, such as Mean Dude, or Meanest, which were a tribute to his gruff exterior persona. The Meanest Link consists of four challenging canoe routes connecting all four Algonquin Outfitters stores: Brent, Opeongo, Oxtongue Lake and Huntsville. Those paddles could be anywhere! To follow Kevin and exploits, be sure to visit him on the web here: