I love the north, so am always on the lookout for places to travel. I just came across the Nunavut Parks website. Very pretty site, describing some very special places (if you don’t mind parks without trees!). I’ve spent a summer on Devon Island and Prince Leopold Island, but never in any of the parks.
Along with the Alpacka rafts, The Trak Kayak also gets a spot in the category of cool outdoor gear. I grew up with foldable Klepper kayaks, but they took a while to set up, they had a lot of parts, and we punctured the boats many times on the rocks of Belgian rivers. Fast forward 30 years, and enter this very cool foldable kayak.
There is lots of great outdoor gear out there, but every so often a really cool new toy comes along. Alpacka rafts qualify for the “real cool” label. They are small, ultralight inflatable rafts. Why are they cool? Because they allow you to hike through remote areas, and cross large rivers along the way in style.
Yet another best-of list. This time in Explore, June 2007, an opinionated list of the best national parks in the country. The authors created five categories, adventure, scenery, wildlife, natural science, and history. In each of the categories, they listed the top ten parks. Some parks scored high in many of the categories, so I decided to I rank the results and see which were the top parks in Canada.