Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of fifteen books, including the bestselling The Happy Camper, and a popular series of paddling guides. He has been a key speaker at all the major outdoor events for over 25 years. Callan is also a frequent guest on radio and television and a regular contributor to Explore and CanoeRoots Magazine. He is a winner of several National Magazine Awards and film awards and was listed as one of the top 100 modern-day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.

More Articles By Kevin Callan

Songs About Canoeing

Kevin Callan shares his top 15 favourites.

Killarney Canoe Trips

Learn how to plan a backcountry canoe trip in this provincial park.

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge: Part Two

The Main Event!

Canoeing Killarney’s Northern Access

Fewer Crowds and Easier Portages

A Family Paddle on Lake Temiskaming/Upper Ottawa River

REady to retire?

Consider these 6 paddling paradises.

The Best Paddling Festival in the North

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge Festival

Accessible Paradise

Fish Noganosh Park for Monster Pike & Feisty Bass

The Most Canadian Activity Ever?

Winter Camping of Course!

Algonquin Brook Trout

A Fishing and Canoe Trip on Algonquin's Upper Nipissing River

Kevin's Best Trip Ever

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Fantastic Fall Bass

(and Why You Need a Dutch Oven!)

Kayaking Philip Edward Island

An Absolute Gem for Historians

Snowshoeing in Northeastern Ontario

What You Need to Know Before Heading Out

Paradise on Ice - Fishing Lake Nipissing

Trading in a Canoe For a Kayak

Exploring The Ancient Abitibi River—in Neoprene

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge: Part One

Learning How to Kayak

3 Amazing Bush Plane Adventures in the Northeast

Mississagi River Canoe Trip

Find out how to paddle this famed wilderness river.

The Irresistible Lure of the North

Traditional Winter Camping in Killarney