Updates to the Canada Shipping Act

Largely unnoticed by the paddling community last year, Transport Canada has updated the Canada Shipping Act.  Of particular importance to guides and instructors are new provisions for guided excursions of human-powered vessels (a fancy name for canoes, kayaks and the...

Our Obsession With Safety

Kayak touring is a very safe sport.  Canadian and US coast guard statistics, and studies by the American Canoe Association (ACA) support this statement.  By safe we mean, that in comparison to other water based activities, kayak touring has fewer and less severe...

Our Relationship to Risk

Paddlers have a complicated relationship to risk.  This relationship is further distorted by laws based a limited understanding of the value of risk in recreation.  Most laws are founded a model of risk defined as the potential for harm or loss.  As implied in this...