Once Around Algonquin, Part 5

By Kevin Callan, 16 February 2014

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    16 February 2014


    Kevin Callan



Here it is—the final episode in my Once Around Algonquin video series. Andy and I paddle the Madawaska and Oxtongue Rivers, deal with some nasty private land issues and almost have to turn back, visit Algonquin’s legendary canoe builder Jack Hurly, get pulled over by the water police in the middle of cottage country, and finish during Huntsville’s annual bathtub race. I’m already thinking of ideas for the next series.

Kevin Callan

Peterborough, ON

Kevin Callan is the author of fifteen books, including the best selling “The Happy Camper”, the incredibly popular series of paddling guides, and most reviewed “Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss”. On a regular basis, he presents across North America and has been a key speaker at all the major canoe events for over 25 years.

Callan is also a frequent guest on radio and television, and field editor and blogger for Explore. He also writes a column CanoeRoots Magazine and Paddling.net. Callan has hosted several TV pilots and assisted with BBC, Ray Mears, and the Discovery Channel in film projects. He is also a frequent host on a number of morning shows and hosts his own CBC Radio show coast to coast titled “The Happy Camper”. He is a winner of five National Magazine Awards and three film awards. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.​