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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....

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,...