Canoeing

A bus called Nana offers free lifts to Montrealers going to Yamaska Park

A free shuttle bus service to Yamaska provincial park is available for Montrealers looking to trade in the bustle and heat of city life for a …

Hiking

Mi'kmaq teens spend summer building birchbark canoe

Cedar Meuse-Waterman and Karlee Peck have a unique summer job.<p>The 14-year-olds from Bear River First Nation in Nova Scotia are learning how to work …

Aboriginal Canadians

UCLA Football Opponent Deep Cut: Washington

The Deep Cut is a companion piece to the Opponent Preview, in which I take a closer look at something related to the opponent, with a humorous</b> …

College Football

MEMPHIS BY PADDLE

<b>Story and photos by Chris Battaglia</b><p>It doesn’t take long in Memphis to hear from local paddlers about just how grateful they are for the outdoor …

Kayaking

Coast Guard asks boaters to label, properly secure kayaks, canoes, paddleboards in Northeast

<b>The Coast Guard is asking the public to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their name and phone number after an influx of</b> …

Coast Guard

The 8 Best Boat Insurance Providers of 2018

Go out on the water worry-free<p>Updated July 15, 2018<p>Boating enthusiasts know the thrill of feeling the wind on your face in the open water. In fact, …

Boating

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 needs foreign help - IOC's Coates

TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has said 2020 Tokyo Games organizers must seek foreign expertise in sports where the country has little tradition or experience.<p>“Obviously in sports in which Japan is not traditionally strong, and doesn't have a lot …

International Olympic Committee

Family Camping in Pembina River Provincial Park

We traveled north to Yellowhead County for the July long weekend and camped in Pembina River Provincial Park, west of Edmonton.<p>Riverside camping in …

Hiking

Adirondacks Offer Digital Detox Through Time in the Great Outdoors

Along with hiking, canoeing, sailing, swimming and whitewater rafting, summer visitors take advantage of the area to paint, write, take photographs …

Hiking

Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek to be held Saturday

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center will be hosting the Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 314 St. Mary St., …

Louisiana

Midwest Traveler: Paddling under the bridges of Madison County

Meryl Streep was on my mind much of the weekend we spent canoeing Iowa’s Middle River.<p>In “The River Wild,” as she maneuvered a mean Kevin Bacon down …

Iowa

These are the 9 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend

Three venues in Fort Worth have a monopoly on events this weekend. Six out of the nine events will take place at those venues, ranging from music to …

Fort Worth

Trust withdraws Cambridge sport lakes plan

<b>A £25m water sports complex is unlikely to go ahead after the trust behind it withdrew its planning application.</b><p>Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust secured planning permission for a park between Milton and Waterbeach in 2013. In March it sought permission for buildings.<p>It was advised to update its 2005 …

Sports Complex

Tiki titan Jeff Beachbum Berry dips toe into New Orleans - from the archive | NOLA.com

<i>Ten years ago, Jeff Beachbum Berry was living in Asheville, North Carolina, spreading the tiki cocktail gospel from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today,</i> …

New Orleans

Ads We Like: Cazar DDB sketches in ideas from Shutterstock photos to spark and ‘rescue’ creativity

Creatives and media alike utilize the stock photography from Shutterstock on a daily basis to highlight and enhance their work, but a new print …

Creativity

Meet the unofficial stewards of Brooklyn’s most polluted waterway

The Gowanus Dredgers, the canal’s unofficial stewards, lead regular boat tours of the fetid waterway<p>When navigating the Gowanus Canal, it’s not easy to keep your hands clean. We’ve only just sat down in the canoe, and already there’s a trail of dark sludge—the canal’s infamous “black …

EPA

Don't miss these events in the New Orleans area (July 20-26)

FRIDAY<p>FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Abita …

New Orleans

JC Stays: Las Caldas Villa Termal, Oviedo, Spain

Asturias is a part of Spain relatively unknown in the UK, yet both capital Oviedo with its medieval old town and Jewish heritage, and its hot …

Hot Springs

Retracing Benedict Arnold's Foolhardy Upstream Voyage

“Say, do any of you have extra underwear?” asked Rob Stevens, looking like a miserable Santa in his sodden red woollens and fluffy white beard, as he inspected our replica 18th-century bateau. His lisp was a bit more pronounced than usual, so I knew he was upset. “They need to be 100 percent …

George Washington

Go rafting with a medieval view in Bohemia's Český Krumlov

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, Czech Republic — Combine fun on a meandering river, charming red-roofed medieval architecture and a security system featuring a live …

European Travel

Camp Yawgoog trains scouts to be leaders, work in teams, respect nature

More than 900 scouts and 400 scout leaders and camp staff are at Yawgoog this week. The majority come from out of state, from as far away as Florida …

New Hampshire

Congo-Kinshasa:Returning Congolese Find Homes in Ruins, Livelihoods Destroyed

TCHOMIA, the Democratic Republic of the CongoFishing boats line the shore of Lake Albert in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. …

Africa

Swimming with MS: Former Montrealer taking on extraordinary challenge

Only seven people have swum the frigid length of the Juan de Fuca Strait, a 33-km channel between Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver …

Swimming

Looking on the bright side: It’s always sunny in DC!

The title of this article is false. Completely fake news. It’s not always “sunny” in Washington, D.C., but the district does have its bright moments. …

Mount Vernon

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Experience history<p>Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is the perfect day-trip from Calgary. 2.5 hours away near the crossroads of the Cowboy …

Travel (Canada)

Youth learn how to be warriors through Maori dance program in Kangiqsujuaq

An Indigenous man from New Zealand is bringing his traditional warrior culture to Canada's North to empower youth in Kangiqsujuaq, Que.<p>Ray Totorewa — …

New Zealand

A deeper look at Arkansas sinkhole-whirlpool that drowned kayaker

Last month, news reports circulated nation-wide about an Arkansas kayaker who drowned after being sucked into a newly formed whirlpool on the Spring …

Kayaking

Amazon hiring 1,500 for new distribution facility in Thornton

Amazon has put an order out for 1,500 workers to staff a new fulfillment center opening in Thornton this fall. But given metro Denver’s super-low …

Employment

Once banned, the facial tattoo reappears as a cultural asset and political weapon in Taiwan

As a child, Kimi Sabal got his first lesson on the significance and the stigma of the facial tattoo when he asked his grandmother about the strange markings on her face.<p>Facial tattoos had been banned in Taiwan by Japanese colonists decades earlier and his grandmother hushed him, worried that if the …

China

Read Up on Every Disneyland Ride Height Requirement Before Your Family Trip

Disneyland can truly be a magical place for the whole family. With delicious food, thrilling rides, and your favorite Disney characters roaming around, it's a fun-filled trip that brings everyone together. But before you head to Disney with your little ones, you may want to make sure you're aware …

Walt Disney Company