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Kevin Callan Books

Kevin Callan's canoe guides are some of the best written, most informative guides for routes throughout the province of Ontario. He's penned over 15 books about canoeing and camping.

About Kevin Callan Books

Author Kevin Callan has penned 15 books about canoeing and camping, and is a recipient of the National Magazine Award. He is a regularly featured speaker at North America's largest paddling events in both Canada and the USA, writes for multiple canoeing and outdoor publications, is a recurring guest on nationally broadcast television and radio programs, and maintains his own very popular “Happy Camper” YouTube channel. His Paddler’s Guide book series offers extensive route planning and information for canoeing Ontario’s provincial parks and as well as waterways and rivers systems throughout the province.

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Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario
Top 60 Canoe Routes of OntarioNewly updated for 2018, Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario adds 10 more routes over 48 more pages, and like the first edition of this book, this updated and expanded second edition is destined to become the classic guide to the very best canoeing the province has to offer.
Complete Guide to Winter Camping
Complete Guide to Winter CampingWinter camping is a burgeoning activity in Canada, and Kevin Callan's Complete Guide to Winter Camping provides information and tips on every aspect of snow and ice fun and safety including advice on setting up shelters, choosing sleep systems, warm clothing, how to track animals, check ice thickness, operate a snowmobile and even catch a fish while winter camping - a down to earth, easy to read guide for the novice and seasoned pro alike.
Kevin Callan's A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park - 3rd Edition
Kevin Callan's A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park - 3rd EditionOnly 320 kms from Toronto, Algonquin Park is one of Canada's foremost canoeing destinations; a paddler's paradise of spectacular lakes and rivers. This 3rd edition book by Kevin Callan features 64 more pages, 10 new canoe routes (for a total of 35), new photographs by Mr.Callan, and detailed redesigned maps showing portages and permitted campsites.
Kevin Callan's Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario
Kevin Callan's Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern OntarioAuthored by renowned canoeist and outdoorsman Kevin Callan, this book covers the Ontario region closest to the American border and just a couple hours drive from Toronto. Here are 20 perfect quick-getaway canoe routes for one-, two- and three-day paddles. All are easy on the portages, big on the rewards of nature and not too far from your own backyard. These routes offer a variety of experiences, from cushy trips for novice paddlers to more challenging excursions for experienced canoeists.
The New Trailside Cookbook
The New Trailside CookbookThe New Trailside Cookbook is an essential cookbook packed with easy, lightweight, high energy, gourmet recipes and comprehensive outdoor cooking information for hikers, day-trippers, canoeists and wilderness campers written by Kevin Callan and Margaret Howard.
A Paddler's Guide to Quetico and Beyond
A Paddler's Guide to Quetico and BeyondKevin Callan's "A Paddler's Guide to Quetico and Beyond" is a guide to Northwestern Ontario's "Canoe Country" - Ontario's Quetico Provinical Park which adjoins Wisconsin's Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and includes detailed route descriptions, maps showing all access points, important river features and accurate portage lengths.
Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper - The Essential Guide to Life Outdoors
Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper - The Essential Guide to Life OutdoorsThe Happy Camper is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated, highly entertaining compendium of basic wilderness instruction and well-tested campsite advice. One of North America's top canoeing and outdoors experts, Kevin Callan explains how to get the most from your camping experience -- no matter where you pitch your tent, what you forgot to pack or what the weather.
A Paddler's Guide to Ontario's Cottage Country
A Paddler's Guide to Ontario's Cottage CountryAuthored by renowned canoeist and outdoorsman Kevin Callan, this updated (with additional routes, new maps and a new format) book features 20 of the best canoe routes in Ontario's Kawarthas, Haliburton, Muskoka, and Georgian Bay regions. Full of photos and original maps showing all access points, important river features, and accurate portage lengths.
Dazed but Not Confused - Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer
Dazed but Not Confused - Tales of a Wilderness WandererKevin Callan presents his best adventures -- and misadventures -- in the wilderness. Entertaining, yet enlightening, the stories are full of enthusiasm and are designed to get people to explore the wilderness on their own, and it's hoped, be inspired to protect what's still left.
Once Around Algonquin - An Epic Canoe Journey
Once Around Algonquin - An Epic Canoe JourneyKevin Callan's Once Around Algonquin is an entertaining and exciting tale of misadventure on Algonquin Park's legendarily tough "Meanest Link" - a 420km route made up of 55 lakes, 6 rivers, and over 100 portages totalling 68km in Ontario, Canada. In addition to tales of bloodthirsty mosquitos, stolen whiskey, moose pee in the campsite and an unexpected paddle through Huntsville's famed bathtub race, Callan also details the park's history and evolution, interweaving stories from this bromance adventure tale - all with Callan's strong storytelling, and trademark humour that shares insights into some of the challenges and rewards of canoe tripping for both the novice as well as the seasoned pro.
Kevin Callan's Wilderness Pleasures
Kevin Callan's Wilderness PleasuresDo you love camping except for “that one part” (portaging, bugs, bad weather, second-rate food, sleeping bags, rocks, uphill hikes, downhill tumbles, tippy canoes, or, let’s face it, life without a toilet)? With his trademark mix of comic tales and expertise, veteran guide Kevin Callan reveals the secrets to smooth paddling and pleasure-filled camping. Topics include choosing the right trip, camping companion harmony, best camping gadgets and clothing, sleeping softly on hard ground, traveling light but eating well, bush martinis, close encounters of the wildlife kind, skinny-dipping, and how to make love in a canoe.
A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Ontario and Quebec
A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Ontario and QuebecA guide to the twenty top river trips through the wilds of Ontario and Quebec, including detailed route descriptions, maps showing all access points, important river features and accurate portage lengths - including the Rideau Canal, Saugeen River, Oxtongue, Little Bonnechere, Mattawa, Sturgeon, West Montreal River and more!
Kevin Callan's A Paddler's Guide to Killarney and the French River
Sold Out Kevin Callan's A Paddler's Guide to Killarney and the French RiverThe latest addition to Kevin Callan's guidebook series provides the 20 best canoeing, kayaking, and hiking trips in Ontario's picturesque Killarney/French River region, a favorite wilderness getaway spot in central Ontario. At least three of the routes in this book are documented here for the first time.
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