Each year thousands of American canoeists venture north to paddle the Ottawa River and its tributaries. The Ottawa is among this continent's great rivers.
Both the Ottawa and its main tributaries have the rugged characteristics that whitewater enthusiasts crave. Wilson also includes many trips for novice and cautious paddlers.
Hap Wilson is Canada's best-known canoeist and expedition author, with over 30 years experience. His hand-drawn maps and illustrations are featured in Voyages: Canada's Heritage Rivers, which won the Natural Resources of America Award for Best Environmental Book.
Engaging and idiosyncratic... the clear pen-and-ink maps are full of details... some photographers dream of wild places and seek the way. I would recommend these books to them.
I love his writing because he speaks to my soul...about canoeing and the magnificent outdoors we seldom pay attention to.
Sound advice on important topics... Anyone planning a canoe trip to the areas covered by Wilson will benefit greatly by reading these guidebooks, but even canoeing enthusiasts not planning on travelling to these regions by canoe will enjoy just reading them.
Compiled by Hap Wilson, an outdoor writer who has more than thirty years of experience as a wilderness guide... personally documented maps... far more information than a volume size might lead the reader to expect.
Detailed information... Hap Wilson has personally explored the rivers.