New Hap Wilson Books Coming 2017

Hap Wilson books to look for this year: Lake Superior to Manitoba by Canoe (Firefly Books, release date May 2017); River of Fire (Latitude46 Publisher, release date September 30th 2017).

Book launches and talks to be announced.

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The Trans Canada Trail water trail, Path of the Paddle, guidebook and much more…

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Mapping Canada’s Canoe Route, guide to the Trans Canada Trail Path of the Paddle, Firefly (release date – May 2017); River of Fire (Latitude 46 Publisher, release date – September 30th).

Heart of the Continent Book – A CALL TO ADVERTISERS

Heart of the Continent by Hap Wilson

 

CALL TO ADVERTISERS:

Resource & Service pages have been dedicated for advertising space in Hap Wilson’s new book. One-quarter, half & full-page ad space is now available at a first-come, first-serve basis. These pages have been an important user-resource in Hap Wilson’s guidebooks over the years. For ad pricing and information please contact Eskakwa EcoAdventure Co. at:

Email: info@eskakwa.ca or call: 705-732-8254

HEART OF THE CONTINENT
Mapping Canada’s Canoe Route
Explorations from Lake Superior to Manitoba
By Hap Wilson Published by Firefly Books
Release Date: spring 2017 (Canada’s 150th.)

THE BOOK: A Brief Synopsis

Five years ago the Trans Canada Trail executives approached Hap Wilson about designing and mapping a canoe route from Lake Superior to Manitoba. Unable to build a land-based trail, the TCT had decided to earmark this National canoe route as an integral part of the Canadian cross-country trail system. Dedicated to Canada’s First Nations and canoeing icon Bill Mason, the route is called Path of the Paddle, tracing a diverse route over 1,000 kilometers from Thunder Bay to Whiteshell Park in Manitoba. Following the historic Pigeon River and the Gunflint Route, Path of the Paddle uses a little known route through Quetico Wilderness Park, north beyond Atikokan and the Turtle River Waterway system, up to Dryden and on to Kenora, finishing up along the Winnipeg River and Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba. The book also includes many adjoining routes, kayak and paddleboard touring destinations, and local hikes up some spectacular vistas. Maps are hand-drawn with an artistic, historic look approach, detailed for safe navigation, with drawings, charts and photographs, along with journal notes. As with any Hap Wilson guidebook, this project has taken several years of intense field and studio work to complete; scheduled for release of spring 2017 as a celebration for Canada’s 150th. birthday.

Monthly information will be available for viewing by checking back here for updates at hapwilson.com.

New Book by Hap Wilson with Firefly Books: Coming Spring 2017

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There is a new book by Hap Wilson in the works along with renowned publisher, Firefly Books. With the release date set for spring 2017, and in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the book has been given the title:

 

HEART of the Continent”
Mapping Canada’s Canoe Route
Explorations from Lake Superior to Manitoba

photo by Hap Wilson, new book to come

 

The book will include Hap’s photography, illustrations, maps, and journal notes. Be sure to watch Hap Wilson’s Facebook page, Twitter, and this blog for more details as they become available to the public. Also be sure to follow Firefly Books on Facebook and Twitter for all their great publications!

 

 

Hap to present “Canoeing’s 10 Best Travel & Survival Tips” at Toronto Adventure Show

Catch Hap and Andrea at the Toronto Adventure Show this February 20 -22, 2015 where Hap will be presenting: “Canoeing’s 10 Best Travel & Survival Tips” at the Adventures in Paddling Stage!

OAS COUPON - Hap WilsonPrint the above coupon image to receive a discount at the door or get a discount when you buy your admission tickets to the show online with the promo code: hapwilson

SCROLL DOWN FOR A PREVIEW of Hap’s presentation below:

OAS Speaker Schedule 2015

OAS Speaker Schedule 2015 (page 2)

 

“Canoeing’s 10 Best Travel & Survival Tips” – A PREVIEW

Venturing Outside the Box? – Turn wilderness survival into Comfortable Living.

Intro: quick basics…looking after the essentials.

Other “TIPS” will include:

  1. Choosing the right destination: from the Great Lakes to the Arctic
  2. Equipment: pros and cons (some innovations you can do without).
  3. Getting there: the infamous shuttle experience
  4. Guided or self-guided: reputation & experience.
  5. Food: inciting appetites and not riots.
  6. Kids & Pets: making the best decisions for those who can’t speak.
  7. Navigation aids: pros and cons
  8. Bears and Bugs: understanding that we are not on the top of the food chain.
  9. Technique: beyond videos, books and weekend clinics.
  10. Respect: No Trace Camping & the infamous inuksuk scandal.

View the above schedule in PDF format: OAS Theatre Speaker – HapWilson

Don’t forget to look for Hap and Andrea in the Swift Canoe & Kayak booth where you will catch them talking paddling and canoe tripping for most of the weekend! See you there…

Hap at the 2015 Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

Photo by Hap Wilson

Hap is back again this year at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show as a featured speaker in the Paddler’s Paradise Pavilion where he will be giving tips for survival and backcountry travel. You will also find Hap and his paddle hiding wife, Andrea, at the Swift Canoe & Kayak booth throughout the weekend. Presentation time and other information below…

Photo by Hap Wilson

The entire OA show runs from Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22, 2015 and is located at The International Centre, Hall 5 (6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON)

Hap Wilson Presentation Information:

Topic: CANOEING’S 10 BEST TRAVEL & SURVIVAL TIPS

Whether you’re traveling with toddlers, paddling the arctic rivers or guiding a trip for the first time, these are the essential “must-knows” to have a successful adventure. You have a choice: you can either “survive” out there, or learn to “live” comfortably under the worst conditions the Canadian north can throw at you.

Speaker Time: Sunday, February 22 @ 2:15 to 3pm.

Plus, don’t forget that Hap & Andrea will be around the Swift Canoe & Kayak booth all weekend to answer any canoeing and survival questions.

Hap & Andrea Wilson

Get your tickets online (or at the door) at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show.

Here’s a Outdoor Adventure Show tip: Get a printable coupon and save $ on the ticket price at http://outdooradventureshow.ca/toronto/coupon/

See you at there!

 

“Portage Dawn”, A New Limited Edition Print by Hap Wilson

Dawn Portage by Hap Wilson (Print)

“Portage Dawn” by Hap Wilson

(Note: The image here shows a hapwilson.com watermark for posting online but is not part of the actual “Dawn Portage” print.)

A short note from Hap:

Many thanks for your interest in my artwork… it was inspired by the over 100 trips down the Lady Evelyn, sometimes at dusk and sometimes at the breaking of the day…always beautiful, always different. Each print is signed and numbered: please let me know if you want the print “personalized” and to what address the prints are to be shipped to. Thank You!

Instructions for Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:

Shipping costs and HST are as follows.

Ltd. Edition Print; 11”X14” NSF (250 run) “Portage Dawn

One-print: $60.00 |   Two-prints: $110.00 | (Each additional print $50.00)

HST:  Please add $7.80 for one-print | $6.50 for each additional $50.00 print

Note: Present available payment options include Paypal invoicing, INTERAC e-Transfer (email money transfers), personal cheques or money orders at the present time. Please email info(@)eskakwa.ca or make your cheque or money order out to Hap Wilson. Mailing address: 1141 Crawford St. Rosseau, ON, Canada, P0C 1J0  For more information email: info(@)eskakwa.ca or call:705-732-8254

SHIPPING COSTS:

Please find your general location below and add the corresponding shipping cost to your purchase total. Thank you!

Canada:

GTA area: $12.00 (express post, 2-days)

All other Ontario: $14.00 (express post 2-3 days)

East coast: $18. Reg. or $22.50 express

West coast: $16. Reg. or $19.00 express

USA:

$10.00 regular mail (7-10 days) or $19.00 with tracking (6-7 days)

 Other Available LIMITED EDITION PRINTS and BOOKS

The Skier by Hap Wilson

 

 

“The Skier” limited edition print: reg. $120 on sale for $100.00

Trails & Tribulations, reg. $26.99 on sale for $18.00

Grey Owl and Me, reg. $26.99 on sale for $18.00.

Rivers of the Upper Ottawa Valley

Plus… Vintage copies of “Rivers of the Upper Ottawa” and “Missinaibi” (artwork on covers) on sale for $35.00, reg. $50.

 

Finding The PITPC Rewards: Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle OFFICIAL CLUE

As you are probably aware by now, Hap agreed to be part of the much talked about Paddle In The Park Contest (PITPC) again this year, as did Andrea. Both were named official “paddle-hiders” for 2014, with Hap hiding the Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle and Andrea being specifially chosen to hide a special Algonquin Outfitters GIRLS PORTAGE Paddle, to help celebrate women in the outdoors. But what you might not know that that each time a paddle is found and claimed, more prizes are given away to the “paddle-finder” and the paddlers following along from home. There is even a Nova Craft Prospector Canoe up for grabs!

Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle by BADGER® for the PITPC

The reason behind the PITPC is an important one. Its aim is to get more people aware of the scientifically proven rewards of spending time in nature. They even listed 9+1 reasons to do so on their website. So get out there and try to find those paddles and you will be sure to receive all the rewards and benefits that spending time in the wilderness can bring. There are only 4 paddles left but still lots more prizes to be won! Not sure where to start? Well here is a clue for Hap’s Cabin Falls EcoLodge Paddle* that was hidden somewhere in Temagami. There are more clues and hints for this paddle and the others archived on the PITPC website, to help you find what you may be seeking “Out There”.

CABIN FALLS EcoLodge PADDLE – OFFICIAL PITPC CLUE

2014 PITPC CLUE CABIN FALLS EcoLodge Paddle

The great trees of Temagami are known to be ancient.
Their true value has no price.
But to find the Cabin Falls paddle you must think much older,
Back to a time of fire and ice.

 For more information on the Paddle In The Park Contest, visit their website paddleintheparkcontest.ca or find them on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck!

*This is the second clue that has been published for the Cabin Falls EcoLodge Canoe Paddle for the PITPC. Find the first hint via the PITPC archives. A special thanks to all the sponsors for helping to make such a great contest available to those who spend time in the back woods. Especially Mike and Fiona of Badger Paddles and Preston and Nancy Ciere of Portageur.ca, who have made it their passion to get you paddling and portaging too.

 

Hap, Muskoka River X, and Canoeroots Magazine

Canoeroots Cover

This past year Hap and Andrea, along with a number of other brave adventurers, embarked on what is known as the longest (and most challenging) one-day canoe race in the entire world. It’s called the Muskoka River X. Hap recently wrote about thier experience in a piece just published by Canoeroots Magazine.  You can read or share it online (http://goo.gl/JitKGu) or with the Canoeroots app on an Apple (http://goo.gl/A7ouhl) or Android (http://goo.gl/MTrQ8K) device. Or find it in print at your favourite paddling store.

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Muskoka River X by Hap Wilson

Muskoka River X by Hap Wilson

Muskoka River X by Hap Wilson

Muskoka River X by Hap Wilson

 

Muskoka River X by Hap Wilson

Hap To Speak At WCHA Convention

Another date to mark your calendars for! Hap has been invited to speak at the 35th anniversary of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Convention, Saturday July 19th. at St. Paul Smith’s College in the St. Regis Wilderness Paddling Area in New York, USA.

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Hap’s talk will feature the latest news about the Path of the Paddle project and the Canadian adoption of canoe/water trails into the National Trails Heritage. Book signing and tall tales told! For more information, visit the WCHA website: www.wcha.org.

Don’t forget, Hap will be presenting this winter at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show as well!

Hap A Featured Speaker At Outdoor Adventure Show – Toronto

For those of you who wish to see Hap speak in person this winter, be sure to mark your calendars for February 22, 2014 for the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto. Hap is featured as a “Special Guest” this year with the plan, so far, being for him to present “Favourite Canoe Routes of The Canadian Shield” on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00pm, where you will find him on the Adventures in Paddling Stage.

 

Outdoor Adventure Show Screenshot

 

But that is not all! The Outdoor Adventure Show starts on Friday, February 21st running thru to Sunday February 23rd, 2014 and has lots to offer for the outdoor enthusiast.

Canoe, kayak and SUP demonstrations will take place all weekend, in their interactive 30′ x 50′ heated pool, where you are welcome to watch the experts and learn some new maneuvers and techniques. Some demonstrations include: kayaking rolling & skills, SUP Yoga and more.  In fact, we hear that a fellow paddle hider, Preston (and Nancy) from Portageur.ca may also be there to share their tips on canoeing with dogs and a few other things too.

Plus Paddling legends and experts, Hap included (as noted above), will be sharing their unforgettable paddle trips, tips and must hear paddle adventure stories – all on the Adventures in Paddling Stage.

There will also be a Paddler’s Paradise Pavilion, which will showcase everything from cutting edge equipment and gear, clothing and accessories, to tour operators, and education for a full range of paddle sports. Other themed areas include Scuba World, the Adventure Travel Pavilion, a Camping Showcase, a Health & Fitness Pavilion and more!

Hap Wilson Coupon for Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

Also, be sure to look for Hap and Andrea in the Swift Canoe & Kayak Booth. They will be hanging out there for part of the weekend and are looking forward to meeting you. Hap will have some books available for sale and will be available for signing books as well. Visit the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show website for more information or to buy your tickets in advance online using promo code HAPWILSON (and save a few dollars!).

LINK TO TICKET PURCHASES: https://secure.e-RegisterNow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=1772

See you there!