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THOMAS, Alister, (ed.). Canada's Best Canoe Routes. Edited by Alister Thomas. (Erin, Ontario) : The Boston Mills Press, (2003). First Edition thus. Pp (8),-288. With 112 b&w photos and 3 maps in the text. 8vo (152 x 228 mm), photo-illustrated glossy orange card covers, with black & white lettering to spine.
Previously published in 2000 as Paddle Quest.
Alister Thomas (b. 1953) was living in Calgary at the time of publication.
"Explore 37 of the best paddling routes found from the Atlantic to Pacific to Arctic. Some of Canada's finest canoeists relate first-hand accounts of their favorite canoe trips - lake and river, freshwater and saltwater, wild and urban, peaceful and harrowing.
This unprecedented collection also features 24 profiles of such paddling luminaries as James Raffan, the legendary Mason family, Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Kevin Callan, Hap Wilson, Kirk Wipper, and others. In addition, three noted conservationists outline plans for protecting North America's wild waterways.".
Preface : Paddling Voices.
Section I. 37 Outstanding Canoe Trips. Main River : A Short But Complete River Experience - by Kevin Redmond.
Terra Nova River : Barrens, Bogs and Boreal Forests - by Jim Price.
Moise River : The Nahanni of the East - by Kevin Redmond.
Harp Lake : The Labrador Experience - by James Cottrell and Bob Henderson.
The Five Islands : Like Pearls on a String in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin - by Scott Cunningham.
Nova Scotia Waterways : Confessions of a Know-It-All, or Why Take a Clinic? by Sheena Masson.
P.E.I.'s North Shore : Far from the Madding Crowd - by Scott Cunningham.
Nepisguit River : The River Strikes Back - by 'Miramichi' Bill Palmer.
L'Eau Claire River : Going with Nature - by Don Smith.
George River : Fear and Loathing from Shefferville to Ungave Bay - by Gino Bergeron.
French River : A Short River with a Long History - by Toni Harting.
Ottawa River : Moonlight Madness - by Paul Mason.
Algonquin Park : Where It All Began - by David F. Pelly.
The Kawarthas : Going Alone - by Gwyneth Hoyle.
Rideau Waterway : Paddle Back to the Nineteenth Century - by Max Finkelstein.
Lady Evelyn River : Where White Falls Roar - by Bruce W. Hodgins.
Steel River : A Remarkable Loop - by Toni Harting.
Quetico : Quintessential Canoe Country - by John Stradiotto and Martha Morris.
Hudson Bay : From the Seal River to Churchill - by Stephan Kesting.
Souris River : One-Sided Canyons - by Bob Waldon.
Drinking River : Canoe Trip Guides Find Magic - Eventually - by Ric Driediger.
Churchill River : Call of the WIld - by Sheila Archer.
William River : River of Golden Sands, River beyond Dreams - by Cliff Speer.
MacFarlane River : Down to the Kingdom of Sand - by Dave Bober.
Highwood River : Paddling Loony Lane - by David Finch.
Sheep River : Paddling outside of Time - by Sheila Archer.
Bowron Lakes : A Gentle Wilderness Adventure - by Lawrence Buser.
Kicking Horse River : Just for Kicks - by Laurel Archer.
Spatsizi and Stikine Rivers : How I Spent My Summer Vacation- by Patrick Mahaffey.
Tatshenshini River : A Treat from the Tar - by Keith Morton.
Soper River : Baffin Island Enchantment - by Bruce W. Hodgins.
Thelon River : Where Time and Light Stand Still - by Max Finkelstein.
Morse River : Journey across the Barren Lands - by Michael Peake.
South Nahanni River : 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay away from the Nahanni - by Neil Hartling.
Snare - Coppermine Rivers : Following John Franklin's 1820 Expedition - by Shawn Hodgins.
Bonnet Plume River : A River Gone Mad - by Paula Zybach.
Yukon River Finding the Real Gold - by Kirk Wipper.
Section II. 25 Distinguished Paddler Profiles.
Bill Joyce, Paul and Becky Mason : The First Family of Paddling.
Alex Hall : Guide in the Land before Time.
Claudia Kerchhoff-van Wijk : Determination, Focus and Will to Succeed.
Roger Pearson : Impelling Canoe Experiences.
Eric Morse : A Pioneer of Northern Wilderness Paddling.
Ken Madsen : Wilderness Advocate.
Mark Scriver : Heralded "Hair" Boater.
Steve Cook : Teacher and Tutor.
James Raffan Wordsmith Makes Connections.
Brian Creer : B.C.'s Teacher Extraordinaire
Omer Stringer : Master Canoeist.
John B. Hughes : Island Mentor [b. 1939].
George Luste : Tripper, Bibliophile and Wilderness Symposia Organizer [b. 1940].
Mark Lund : From Pool Bum to Internet Provider [b. 1951].
Kirk A.W. Wipper : Kanawa Trust.
Miramichi' Bill Palmer : A River Ran through Him.
Wally Schaber : Founder of Black Feather and Trailhead.
Ric Driediger : A Self Portrait.
The Hodgins Family : A Paddling Tradition.
Bill Brigden : Designer and Builder, Olympian and Inspiration.
Peake Brothers and Friends : Chroniclers of Wilderness Canoeing.
Hap Wilson : License to Paddle.
Neil Hartling : People Will Protect What They Love.
Kevin Callan : On Dealing with Bugs, Bears and Bad Weather.
Gary and Joanie McGuffin : Paddling's Leading Couple.
Section III. A River Landscape for Canada.
A National Waterway Management Plan : The Blueprint for Preserving Canada's Wild Rivers - by Wally Schaber.
How the Tatshenshini Was Saved : A Step-by-Step Plan to Launch Your Own Conservation Campaign - by Ken Madsen.
The Canadian Heritage Rivers System : Ensuring that Rivers Flow into the Future - by Max Finkelstein.
Canada Experimentally : To Every Waterway a Story- by Bob Henderson.
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Title: Canada's Best Canoe Routes. First Edition
Publisher: Boston Mills Press, Erin, ON, 2003, ISBN:1550463918:
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