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Ressources Canadiennes (for French version, click here)
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This post provides links to resources appropriate for the country as a whole, including links to US sites.
Resources particular to the 13 provinces and territories are provided in the corresponding sections
Please send suggestions, corrections, additions, etc to routes(AT)myccr.com
I'll edit this post as more information is obtained.

UNESCO - World Heritage List.
Established:
http://www.unesco.ca/en/activity/cultur ... sites.aspx
http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/ca/
Proposed:
Ed note: The following link was out of date at the time of posting in that some sites listed as proposed are now established.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/spm-whs/itm3.aspx
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. NL
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/4/
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. AB and BC
The contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, plus the provincial parks of Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/304/
Dinosaur Provincial Park. AB
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/71/
Gros Morne National Park. NL
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/419/
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. AB
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/158/
Joggins Fossil Cliffs. NS
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1285/
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek. BC and YT
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/72/
Old Town Lunenburg. NS
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/741/
Miguasha National Park. QC
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/686/
Nahanni National Park. NT
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/24/
Historic District of Old Québec. QC
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/300/
Rideau Canal. ON
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1221/
SGang Gwaay. BC
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/157/
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. AB
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/354/
Wood Buffalo National. AB and NT
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/256/

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/eu ... adamap.htm
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... p?code=CAN
Ed note: I was unable to find links in the French language.
Charlevoix. QC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 5&mode=all
Clayoquot Sound. BC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 7&mode=all
Frontenac Arch. ON
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 2&mode=all
Fundy. NB
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 5&mode=all
Georgian Bay Littoral. ON
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 3&mode=all
Lac Saint-Pierre. QC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 9&mode=all
Long Point. ON
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 3&mode=all
Manicouagan – Uapishka. QC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 4&mode=all
Mont Saint Hilaire. QC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 1&mode=all
Mount Arrowsmith. BC
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 0&mode=all
Niagara Escarpment. ON
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 6&mode=all
Redberry Lake. SK
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 8&mode=all
Riding Mountain. MB
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 4&mode=all
Southwest Nova. NS
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 1&mode=all
Waterton. AB
http://www.unesco.org/mabdb/br/brdir/di ... 2&mode=all

Environmental NGOs and events.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
http://www.cpaws.org/
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/
Canadian Environmental Network.
http://www.cen-rce.org/eng/networks.html
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
http://www.wcscanada.org/
Sierra Club, Canada.
http://www.sierraclub.ca/
Earth Day Canada.
http://www.earthday.ca/pub/
Jour de la terre. QC
http://www.jourdelaterre.org/
Le Réseau québécois des groupes écologistes. QC
http://www.rqge.qc.ca/
Fondation Rivières.
http://fondationrivieres.org/
Great Wilderness Clean-Up.
http://www.wildernesscleanup.com/
Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up.
http://shorelinecleanup.ca/
Leave No Trace Canada.
http://www.leavenotrace.ca/home
National Canoe Day.
http://www.nationalcanoeday.net/
Nature Conservancy Canada.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... e=ncc_main

Parks Canada.
Home.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/index.aspx
National Parks of Canada.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/index_e.asp
National Historic Sites of Canada.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/r/system-reseau/sec6.aspx
National Marine Conservation Areas of Canada.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/amnc-nmca/index.aspx

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.
http://www.nativetech.org

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
http://anthropology.si.edu/handbook.htm
Volume 2: Indians in Contemporary Society.
Editor not named.
The 46 chapters in this volume explore how Indians and Arctic peoples maintain their Native identity in contemporary societies, including their responses to the social forces around them. The major sections include The Issues in the United States, The Issues in Canada, Demographic and Ethnic Issues, and Social and Cultural Revitalization.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 5: Arctic.
David Damas, Editor.
Eskimo, Inuit and Aleut of US, Canada, Greenland and USSR. 1984.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 7: Northwest Coast.
Wayne Suttles, Editor.
Indians of the coasts of southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.
Volume 12: Plateau.
Deward E Walker Jr, Editor.
Indians of southeastern British Columbia, eastern Washington, northeast and central Oregon, northern Idaho, western Montana, and a small portion of northern California.
Volume 13: Plains.
Raymond J. DeMallie, Editor.
Indians of the prairie and high plains of U.S. and Canada.
Volume 15: Northeast.
Bruce G Trigger, Editor.
Indians from Virginia to St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, Illinois.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
Canada's History. Formerly The Beaver. Published by Canada's History Society, Winnipeg, MB.
http://www.canadashistory.ca/
Centre for Rupert's Land Studies.
Located at the University of Winnipeg.
http://uwwebpro.uwinnipeg.ca/academic/i ... index.html
Many great links at
http://uwwebpro.uwinnipeg.ca/academic/i ... links.html
H Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.
Ed note: Located at the University of Winnipeg.
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/rileycentre-index
Champlain Society, The.
http://www.champlainsociety.ca/
Champlain in Acadia.
http://www.histori.ca/champlain/index.do
Hakluyt Society, The.
http://www.hakluyt.com/
Society for the History of Discoveries.
http://www.sochistdisc.org/
Archives Canada.
http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/index.html
Library and Archives Canada.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html
Canadian Council of Archives.
http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/intro.html
Warkentin, Germaine. Canadian Exploration Literature. Voyageur Classics; Books that Explore Canada. Dundurn Press, Toronto (2006).

General information, online.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... &Params=A1
Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Online Resources for Canadian Heritage.
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/explore/ ... n-heritage
Champlain Society Digital Collection.
http://link.library.utoronto.ca/champla ... m?lang=eng
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html?PH ... to6e8b6vn6
Early Canadiana Online.
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/?Language=en
Geographical Names of Canada.
http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/
Hakluyt Society, Journal of the.
http://www.hakluyt.com/journal_index.htm
http://www.hakluyt.com/journal_index.ht ... f139170ac8

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Bibliographies.
Ed note: The entries below are all in preparation.
Entries to be added include
Samuel Hearne
Peter Fidler
Rock art
Peter Pond
Tyrrell brothers
Henry Kelsey
Henrys

Fur Trade.
Atlas of Saskatchewan.
http://www.usask.ca/geography/atlas/
Northwest Journal.
http://www.northwestjournal.ca/masteref.htm
Atcheson, Nathaniel. On the Origin and Progress of the North-West Company of Canada. with a History of the Fur Trade, as Connected with that Concern; and … . Cox, Son and Baylis, London (1811).
Comment: My emotions on reading this material alternate between fascination and acute embarrassment.
http://www.canadiana.org/view/27875/0002
Brown, Jennifer S H. Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver (1980).
Bryce, George. The Remarkable History of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Subtitle: Including that of the French Traders of North-Western Canada and of the North-West, XY, and Astor Fur Companies. Sampson K Low, Marston & Company, London (1900).
Available in part at Google Books.
Davidson, Gordon Charles. The North West Company. University of California Press, Berkeley (1918).
Huck, Barbara. Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America: Discover the Highways That Opened a Continent. Heartland Publications, (2000).
Innis, Harold Adams. The Fur Trade in Canada. Subtitle: An Introduction to Canadian Economic History. University of Toronto Press (1930). Reprinted in 1999 with an Introduction by Arthur J Ray.
Available in part at Google Books.
Keighley, Sydney Augustus. Trader, Tripper, Trapper: The Life of a Bay Man. Watson & Dwyer, Winnipeg (1989). This largely autobiographical account provides a perspective on the fur trade in the first half of the 20th century. It is of interest to paddlers more for the information it provides on life in the area not so long ago. Keighley did not wait for the native people to come to him with their furs; he "made regular visits to their camps with sled or canoe loaded with the goods they wanted, and returned with their traded furs". The "Tripper" of the title refers to these travels, not to our kind of tripping.
Laut, Agnes Christina. The ‘Adventurers of England’ on Hudson’s Bay. Subtitle: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade in the North. Glasgow, Brook & Company, Toronto (1914).
Newman, Peter Charles. I admit to total confusion regarding Newman’s books on the HBC; I see the titles Company of Adventures, Caesars of the Wilderness, Empire of the Bay and Merchant Princes, and I am unable to distinguish them.
Payne, Michael. The Fur Trade in Canada: An Illustrated History. James Lorimer & Company, Toronto (2004).
Pinkerton, Robert Eugene. Hudson’s Bay Company. H Holt and Company, New York (1931); T Butterworth, London (1932).
Reed, Charles Bert. Masters of the Wilderness. University of Chicago Press, Chicago (1914).
Willson, Beckles, with Introduction by Donald Alexander Smith. The Great Company, 1667-1871. Subtitle: Being a History of the Honourable Company of Merchants-adventurers Trading Into Hudson's Bay. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York (1899).
Comment: The surname is often misspelled Wilson.
Online copy:
http://www.archive.org/stream/greatcomp ... 5/mode/2up

Jacques Cartier.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0001439
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... tprq707e30
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cartier

David Thompson.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0007969
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... ksno9644l1
David Thompson Things.
http://www.davidthompsonthings.com/
David Thompson's narrative, 1784-1812. The Champlain Society (1962).
David Thompson's narrative of his explorations in western America, 1784-1812.. Edited by Joseph Burr Tyrrell. The Champlain Society (1916). Reprinted in 1968?
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thompson_(explorer)
Jenish, D'Arcy. Epic Wanderer; David Thompson & The Mapping of the Canadian West. Doubleday, Toronto (1993).
Nisbet, Jack. Sources of the River; Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America. Sasquatch Books (Seattle) / Raincoast Books (1994).
Nisbet. Jack. The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau. Washington State University Press (2005).
Thompson, David. Travels in western North America, 1784-1812. Edited with an introduction and additional biographical material by V G Hopwood. Macmillan, Toronto (1971).
Thompson, David. Edited by William E Moreau. The Writings of David Thompson; Volume 1; The Travels, 1850 Version. McGill - Queen's University Press; University of Washington Press; The Champlain Society (2009).
Thompson, David. Edited by Barbara Belyea. Columbia Journals. Bicentennial Edition. McGill - Queen's University Press (1995).

Louis Riel.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0006837
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=39918
Riel House National Historic Site of Canada.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/mb/riel/index.aspx
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Riel
Bumsted, J M. Louis Riel v. Canada; The Making of a Rebel. Great Plains Publications, Winnipeg (2001).
Lussier, A S. Louis Riel & the Métis. Riel Mini-Conference Papers. Pemmican Publications, Winnipeg (1983).

Northwest Passage.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0005816
CBC News article.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/northwest-passage/
Maps.
http://www.athropolis.com/map9.htm
Frozen Ocean; Search for the North-West Passage. Toronto Public Library Exhibition, 2004.
http://ve.torontopubliclibrary.ca/froze ... /index.htm
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage
Berton, Pierre. The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909. The Lyons Press (2000).
Brandt, Anthony. The Man Who Ate His Boots; The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage. Alfred A Knopf, New York (2010).
McGoogan, Ken. Ancient Mariner; The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean. HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto (2003).
McGoogan, Ken. Fatal Passage; The Untold Story of John Rae, the Arctic Adventurer Who Discovered the Fate of Franklin. HarperCollins Publishing, Toronto (2001).
McGoogan, Ken. Lady Franklin's Revenge; A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History. HarperCollins Publishing, Toronto (2005).
McGoogan, Ken. Race to the Polar Sea; The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane. HarperCollins Canada / Counterpoint Press U.S. (2008).
vanPeenen, Paul. Arctic Artist; The Changing Nature of George Back's Arctic Land Expeditions, 1819 - 1835. MA Thesis, Simon Fraser University (2008).
http://ir.lib.sfu.ca/bitstream/1892/10608/1/etd4261.pdf
Back
Anderson
Franklin
Richardson
Hood
Stewart
Mackenzie
etc.

Alexander Mackenzie.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0004937
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=36643
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
http://www.amvr.org/
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_ ... _(explorer)
Gough, Barry. First Across the Continent; Sie Alexander Mackenzie. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto (1997).
Hayes, Derek. First Crossing; Alexander Mackenzie, His Expedition Across North America, and the Opening of the Continent. Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver (2001).
Mackenzie, Alexander. The Journals of Alexander Mackenzie: Exploring across Canada in 1789 and 1793. Editor? The Narrative Press. Location? Date?

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0004412
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... 5skdl4jso0
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Gau ... %A9rendrye

Pierre-Esprit Radisson.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0006646
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... 5skdl4jso0
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Esprit_Radisson

Médard Chouart Des Groseilliers.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0002238
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... 5skdl4jso0
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9dar ... oseilliers

John Rae.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0006648
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... ksno9644l1
John Rae and the city of Hamilton, Ontario.
http://www.haalsa.org/archives/northern ... _text.html
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rae_(explorer)
McGoogan, Ken. Fatal Passage; The Untold Story of John Rae, the Arctic Adventurer Who Discovered the Fate of Franklin. HarperCollins Publishing, Toronto (2001).

Samuel de Champlain.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0001505
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... rkv0ejtr46
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_de_Champlain
Fischer, David Hackett. Champlain's Dream: The Visionary Adventurer Who Made a New World in Canada. Vintage Canada (2009).

René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0004405
Dictionary of Canadian Biography on line.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... rkv0ejtr46
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9- ... e_La_Salle

Rock Art.
Canadian Encyclopedia, The. Pictographs and Petroglyphs.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... RTA0006282
Ed notes:
1. Thanks to Bill Buchan for most of the following sources.
2. Links will be added to province/territory-specific sites, sometime.
Conway, Thor. Archaeology in Northeastern Ontario: Searching for our past. Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation (1981).
Conway, Thor and Julie. An Ethno-Archaeological Study of Algonkian Rock Art in North-eastern Ontario, Canada. Ontario Archaeology, v 49, pp 34-59 (1989).
Conway, Thor and Julie. Spirits on Stone: The Agawa Pictographs. Heritage Discoveries (1991).
Conway, Thor. Painted Dreams: Native American Rock Art. Northwood Press (1993).
Conway, Thor. Secrets of the Temagami Wilderness. Heritage Discoveries. Ed note: The book was to be published in 2009 but it has not appeared as of 8 November 2010.
http://thorconway.com/
Conway, Thor. Discovering Rock Art in Ontario’s Provincial Parks. Heritage Discoveries. Ed note: The book was to be published in 2009 but it has not appeared as of 8 November 2010.
http://thorconway.com/
Conway, Thor. Personal gallery: Northern Life, Tribal Elders, Pictographs, Temagami, Sacred Sites.
http://thorconway.com/ThorConoway_Gallery.html
Dewdney, Selwyn and Kenneth Kidd. Indian Rock Paintings of the Great Lakes. University of Toronto Press (1973).
Keyser, James D and Michael A Klassen Plains Indian Rock Art. University of Washington Press, Seattle (2001).
Rajnovich, Grace. Reading Rock Art: Interpreting the Indian Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield. Dundurn Press (2009).
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe. Information Respecting the History Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States; Part I. Lippincott, Grambo & Company; Philadelphia (1853).
Google books.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=Y0TYAAA ... &q&f=false
Ed note: The section “Indian Pictography” begins on page 333.
Biography of Henry Schoolcraft.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Schoolcraft
Tassé, Gilles and Selwyn Dewdney. Relevés et travaux récents sur l’art rupestre amérindien. Montréal, Laboratoire d’archéologie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (1977).

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National paddling associations.
Paddle Canada.
http://www.paddlingcanada.com/
Canoe/Kayak Canada.
Ed note: Sprint, marathon and whitewater; no tripping.
http://www.canoekayak.ca

Links for paddlers.
Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.
http://www.amvr.org/
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Main_e.htm
Canadian Canoe Museum.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/
Our Canoeing Heritage.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/200 ... e-mainhtml
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/
Canadian Rivers Network.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/c ... twork.html
Canadian lakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_of_Canada
Canadian rivers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_of_Canada
Google maps.
http://maps.google.com
Google Earth.
http://earth.google.com
Great Canadian Rivers.
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/
Great Canadian Lakes.
http://greatcanadianlakes.com/gc_lakes/Canada/index.htm
Great Canadian Parks.
http://greatcanadianparks.com/
Great Canadian Places.
http://greatcanadianplaces.com/
Trans Canada Trail.
http://www.tctrail.ca/home.php
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.
http://www.wcha.org/

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
http://www.chs-shc.gc.ca/charts-cartes/index-eng.asp
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
http://www.chs-shc.gc.ca/twl-mne/index-eng.asp
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Canada.shtml
Region 1; Pacific
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=1
Region 2; Arctic.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=2
Region 3; Hudson Bay.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=3
Region 4; St. Lawrence.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=4
Region 5; Atlantic.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=5
Region ?; Great Lakes.
Ed note: Water Level Gauging Stations. Not so informative.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/C&A/gs_selection_e.html
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tide predictions.
Volume 1; Atlantic Coast and Bay of Fundy.
Volume 2; Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Volume 3; St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers.
Volume 4; Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay.
Volume 5; Juan de Fuca Strait and Strait of Georgia.
Volume 6; Discovery Passage and West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Volume 7; Queen Charlotte Sound to Dixon Entrance.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Da ... able.shtml
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical Maps. (Toporama)
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map
Real-time Hydrometric Data.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/index_e.html
Weather – Environment Canada.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
Marine weather.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2010/ ... 1-eng.html

US links for paddlers.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
https://www1.nga.mil/Pages/Default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_G ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime/
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/dnc/
NGA Maritime Domain Contact Listing.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NOAA.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.
http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/sites_othernorth.html

Paddling information, offline.
Ed notes:
1. Many more to come.
2. Sources specific to individual provinces and territories are listed in the corrresponding Resources stickys.
Che-Mun Book Reviews.
Reviews of paddling and related books are available online (outfits 108 and up) at
http://www.ottertooth.com/che-mun/archive.htm
Che-Mun Book List.
http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/canoe_books.html
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
http://www.paddlingcanada.com/kanawa.asp
Boat building.
canadiancanoes.com
http://canadiancanoes.com/
Finkelstein, Max. Canoeing a Continent; On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie. Natural Heritage / Natural History, Toronto (2002).
Henderson, Bob. Every Trail Has a Story; Heritage Travel in Canada. Natural Heritage / Natural History, Toronto (2005).
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Thomas, Alister (editor). Canada's Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Thomas, Alister (editor). More of Canada's Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Thompson, David and William E Moreau (editor). The Writings of David Thompson, Volume 1; The Travels, 1850 Version. Champlain Society, McGill - Queen's University Press (2009).
Thompson, David and Barbara Belyea (editor). Columbia Journals. McGill - Queen's University Press (2007).

Safety.
Canadian Safety River Project.
The Canadian River Safety Project is a national organization dedicated to river safety information and education in Canada.
Mission: To make available to Canadians the best river safety information available. To encourage productive reporting of accidents and near misses in order to help provide a better understanding of how things go wrong, and how to avoid them in the future. To provide the knowledge necessary to make good decisions on the water.
Audience: The primary audience is all whitewater enthusiasts including kayakers, canoeists, rafters, river boarders and river surfers. Additionally this site should be of interest to people thinking of getting into whitewater recreation, going rafting, or otherwise wanting to understand the safety issues surrounding moving water.
Creating a national database of incident reports, similar to the one American Whitewater has been producing for decades, is one of our first, but by no means only, initiatives. The goal of this project is to create a comprehensive resource for river safety information with input from experts around the country.
http://www.canadianriversafety.ca/w/ind ... =Main_Page
Mark Lund's Paddler's Self-Rating Guide.
http://www.paddlealberta.org/safety/self_assess.asp?s=3
Safety Code of American Whitewater.
http://www.americanwhitewater.org/conte ... fety:start
Sea Conditions Rating System.
Author: Eric Soares.
http://site.netopia.com/tsunami/seacond ... ingsystem/
Sea and Sea Kayak Paddler Ratings.
http://www.amc-ny.org/recreational-acti ... ings2.html
Ocean Canoeing; some basics.
Author: SGrant.
Ed note: Thoughtful, thorough article, followed by discussion; highly recommended.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 10&t=24193

Paddling information, online.
Ed note: Online sources specific to the provinces and territories are listed in the corresponding Resources stickys. The following sources cover the entire country.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
http://www.cartespleinair.org
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
http://www.ottertooth.com/che-mun/index.htm
Nastawgan.
Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
http://wildernesscanoe.ca
http://www.wildernesscanoe.ca/Nastawgan_Journal
To view the Index, go to
http://wildernesscanoe.ca/NastIndx.php
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to
http://news.ourontario.ca/nastawgan/Bro ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
http://www.out-there.com
The canoe-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.

Paddling sites.
Ed notes:
1. This list is just started.
2. Many more sites are listed in the provincial/territorial Forums.
CBoats.net
http://www.cboats.net/cforum/
paddling.net
http://www.paddling.net/