Ian Merringer

After studying journalism at King’s College in Halifax, Ian Merringer started a freelance journalism career that has included a stint as the editor of Rapid, Canoeroots and Adventure Kayak magazines (now combined to become Paddling magazine). Over the last 20 years, he has written for the Globe and Mail newspaper and Canadian Geographic, Paddling, Ski Canada, Explore, Outdoor Canada and Ontario Nature magazines. He’s won multiple National Magazine Awards and lives in Toronto and has two canoes in his garage and another under his porch.

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2024 Triathalons

Swim, cycle and run your way to triathlete status at these Ontario events.

Get On The Water

Ontario paddling events for canoeists, kayakers, SUPers, and rafters in 2024.

11 Best Places to Go Rock Climbing

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Paddling Laws

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Ontario Bike Law

Know your rights and responsibilities.

Ontario’s National Parks

Protected for posterity. And deservedly so.

Best Places To Canoe Trip

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Vacation Hotspots

5 budget-friendly destinations for kids.

Canoe tripping with kids

13 survival tips for a great adventure.

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Take the 2022 Paddling Challenge.

Want to Live Longer?

Take a canoe trip - this medicine isn’t hard to swallow.

Rock Climbing

You Know Why. Here’s How.

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Pedal On

Cycling leads to a long life, for all the best reasons.

Who wants to go canoeing?

These tips will turn your dreams into reality.

Go Ahead, Be a Joiner

Find a Facebook Paddling Club that's right for you.

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