A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Described by sone as "the rock" and others as "the last wilderness" Newfoundland and Labrador is a paddler's paradise. Caressed by the arms of the Labrador Current from the north and the Gulf Stream from the south, the coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador have 17,540 kilometres of natural beauty and wilderness - where whales and seabirds are common companions.

This richly informative guide provides the ocean kayaker with an overview and detailed maps of some of the most popular coastal routes in the province. The guide is divided into two parts: the first provides an insight into the natural environment of Newfoundland and Labrador's coastal zones, as well as a general reference guide for trip planning, ethics and safety; the second describes over fifty popular kayaking routes organized by region.

Written by expert paddlers with an eye to both safety and adventure, this guide is a must for anyone planning to kayak along Canada's easternmost coast. The text provides details of the natural and social history of settlements along each route, along with distances and the time and expertise required. Also included are evocative stories from other paddlers who have enjoyed the thrill of kayaking the challenging Atlantic waters that surround this extraordinary place. 


Kevin Redmond has published extensively in the area of outdoor adventure. Dan Murphy holds a master of education degree with a major in outdoor education. Described by some as "the rock" and others as "the last wilderness," Newfoundland and Labrador is a paddler's paradise. Caressed by the arms of the Labrador Current from the north and the Gulf Stream from the south, the coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador has 17,540 kilometers of natural beauty and wilderness - where whales and seabirds are common comanions. This richly informative guide provides the ocean kayaker with an overview and detailed maps of some of the most popular coastal routes in the province. Written by expert paddlers with an eye to both safety and adventure, this guide is a must for anyone planning to kayak along Canada's eastermost coast. 277 pages