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Four people drifting in whitewater kayaks

Why Unleashed Will Survive

There’s no doubt Unleashed has balls. The question is, does it have legs? The brand-new, self-supported, multi-stage kayaking competition is a who’s-who of big water…

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A river running through the Siberian mountains

Triumph And Tragedy In Russia’s Altai Mountains

After a month of non-stop paddling in southern Siberia, my friends Don, Darcy and I decided to head back to the Chuya River for our…

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A kayaker going through a whitewater course.

The Hottest Whitewater Course

Entering the Dickerson Whitewater Course, located smack in the middle of a massive generating station on the Potomac River in Maryland, is a lot like…

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A man riding a whitewater drop on the Potomac river.

Kayaking Rapids Near Washington D.C.

“For me,” says Mexican kayaker Rafa Ortiz, known for his steely nerves and incredible skills paddling the gnarliest whitewater on the planet, “being on the…

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A river in Yellowstone National Park at sunset

6 Amazing Paddling Trips Close To Cities

We know you’ve seen the photos. Sinewy canoeists navigating first descents down Arctic rivers. Paddlers loading into Beaver floatplanes for journeys over tundra. Folding canoes…

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A freestyle kayaker executes a trick in a rapid.

6 East Coast Whitewater Festivals To Make Your Season Amazing

We love a good whitewater festival weekend. From camping beside a river to meeting new friends to enjoying live music and a few good brews,…

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An Airbnb rental in Squamish, British Columbia.

Best Airbnbs For Paddlers

Paddlers beat everyone else when it comes to having a lot of gear, and leaving it everywhere. Boats, skirts, booties, paddles, towels, dry suits and…

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Ben Marr on Manitoba's Nelson River

Dream Wave: Pro Kayakers Surf Northern Manitoba

This is photographer David Jackson’s account of a team of kayakers’ search for amazing freestyle waves on the Nelson River in Manitoba, a body of…

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Two people organizing a shuttle with a canoe and a kayak on top of the car.

10 Best No-Shuttle Runs in the U.S.

There’s no need to bring two cars on your next kayaking road trip. Take your boat, your friends, your car, and take to the road…

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Ben Marr, Pedro Oliva and Ben Stookesberry on the Beriman River in Papua New Guineau

Ben Marr On The Beriman's Waterfall Of No Return

When Ben Marr, Pedro Oliva, Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic dropped this waterfall on eastern Papua New Guinea’s Beriman River in 2015, it was one…

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Ben Stookesberry's walks along a bridge over a whitewater river under flags in Myanmar.

Ben Stookesberry's Reflections On A Failed Myanmar Expedition

A first descent, source to sea on a river considered one of the cradles of civilization. Paddling the raging headwaters of Myanmar’s Irawaddy River down…

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The Pumphouse

CANADIAN CANOE CULTUREstream
The Pumphouse

Nestled between condo buildings, bridges, roads and bike paths that lead to Ottawa’s bustling downtown core—just moments from the capital city’s Royal Canadian Navy Monument,…

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Ultimate Norwegian Whitewater Road Trip

Ultimate Norwegian Whitewater Road Trip

Combine 24 hours of summer sunlight, reliable water levels, friendly locals, endless coastline and untouched rivers cutting through vast Scandinavian wilderness, and you’ve just scratched…

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