Films from “This is Canoeing” DVD


DOUGIE DOWN THE PET

This multiple-award winning film tells a touching father-son canoeing story. Rapid Media headman Scott MacGregor takes his 4-year old son down Algonquin’s Petawawa river in October. The frosty mornings contrast with the touching warmth of their relationship on this classic whitewater river. Dougie runs challenging rapids, climbs up the Natch cliffs, fishes for muskie & toasts marshmallows in this endearing feel-good film.

Winner of best professional documentary at the National Paddling Film Festival in America and finalist in the Kendal Mountain Film festival.
17 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen. £2.99  WATCH PREVIEW

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KEVIN CALLAN

The well known author & tripper, fondly known as “Mr Canoehead” talks about his passion for canoeing and wilderness at Algonquin’s Barron Canyon. Beautiful misty morning paddling shots & good humor from Kevin.

7 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen.   UK £1.99

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CANOE DANCE

This beautiful film has been a finalist at 4 international film festivals. It showcases the elegant, dancelike canoeing skills of 5 times National Champion Karen Knight. A “ballerina on the water”, Karen performs one of her stunning solo freestyle routines with grace and precision. Her partner, Bob Foote (recently named one of paddlesports 100 heros) joins her for a beautiful tandem performance.

8 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9Price: £1.99 WATCH PREVIEW

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THE MOUNTAIN RIVER

The Mountain River in the NWT is the ‘best wilderness river’ in Canada, according to the guides from leading adventure company ‘Blackfeather.’ Wendy Grater, owner of Blackfeather, expertly takes us 370km down this wild, whitewater river which drops 1,200 metres and is visited by less than 150 canoeists every year.  Five beautiful canyons provide challenging and exciting rapids. Mountain hikes, herds of caribou and natural springs are highlights of the trip in this amazing wilderness.

Finalist in several European film festivals.
36 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen. Price: £1.99    WATCH PREVIEW CLIP

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THE MOOSE RIVER

Top Canadian whitewater canoeists Paul Mason, Mark Scriver & Andrew Westwood rip it up on the Moose and Independence rivers in New York state, running a series of beautiful and challenging grade 5 waterfalls and slides. You have to be bold to run these big volume rapids in open canoes without spray decks. Plenty of thrills, spills and heart stopping moments. Also featuring Martin Talbot & 15 year old Aleisha Greve.

Finalist in the National Paddling Film Festival 2010.
24minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen.      Price: £1.99

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SPIRIT DANCER

Canadian Chris Cooper helms a 42-foot voyageur canoe, Spirit Dancer, around the turbulent waters of Great Britain, picking up a local crew along the way. We film him on the beautiful island of Skye in Scotland, complete with bagpipes, castles & moody moors.

9 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen.  Price: UK £1.99

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RAY GOODWIN

Ray blazed the trail in the UK with the open canoe. He completed the first complete canoe circumnavigation of Wales and the first unsupported crossing of the Irish Sea. He also accompanied TV survival expert Ray Mears down the Bonnet Plume River. Ray and his trusty dog Dillie take us canoe sailing on Bala Lake and paddling and poling on the river Dee.

7 minutes.  Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen. Price: UK £1.99

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BIRCHBARK MAN

Erik Simula spent the summer of 2009 paddling 1,000-miles across the Minnesota Arrowhead in his hand-made birch bark canoe, with only his dog “Kitigan” for company. Following traditional trails Erik lives off the land as much as possible, fishing, and eating wild rice for food. In this charming film, Erik paddles on Lake Superior and in the Boundary waters area. He mends his canoe in the field, and talks about his passion for wild places and all things birchbark.

11 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 . Price: £1.99

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BECKY MASON

Becky Mason has been called Canada’s first lady of wooden canoes. She’s known for her elegant paddling of traditional canoes and her beautiful watercolours. The daughter of legendary canoeist and filmmaker Bill Mason takes us on her favourite local paddle to the beautiful Lac Vert in Quebec. She takes her memories home to her studio where she paints her impressions of what she’s experienced. A charming insight into this influential paddler.

8 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9.    Price: £1.99

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OPEN CANOE SLALOM

Incredible John “Kaz” Kazimierczyk is trying to win his 100th national first place title. Nominated a ‘paddler of the century’, he has dominated the sport of open canoe slalom for the last 20 years. At the 2009 national open boat slalom championships in Wausau, Wisconsin he’s got a fight on his hands, as Canadian Andy Walker has been training hard to try to knock Kaz off the top spot. Also featuring former world champion Eli Helbert & US C1 team members Carolyn Peterson, Hailey Thompson.

20 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen Price: UK £1.99

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RANNOCH MOOR

Crossing Scotland’s rugged & beautiful Rannoch Moor in Scotland is perhaps Britain’s number one canoe journey. BCU level 5 coaches Dave Rossetter and Scott Simon take 2 novice canoeists on the 3-day trip which has a bit of everything; stunning scenery, paddling, portaging, lining, sailing & lots of whitewater. There’s even a boat pinning captured on film.

Shown at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival & a Czech Adventure Film Festival.

24 minutes. Shot in HD. 16 x 9 widescreen.  UK £1.99 WATCH PREVIEW

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