The Thunderbox – Volume 2: Issue 1 – February 2023

Welcome to the February 2023 issue of The Thunderbox, our first issue of the year! The Thunderbox is a monthly (except when it’s not) roundup of anything Algonquin related that’s caught my eye. This month’s issue includes a spotlight on a famous painter’s namesake lake, my new favourite pair of pants, campsite reviews and more.

Year in Review (2022) – The Moosie Awards (Part Two)

Part two of my annual Moosie Awards posts. Find out which lake won the Best Lake, which Campsite took home Best Campsite and my favourite route of the year.

Year in Review (2022) – The Moosie Awards (Part One)

Welcome to the 7th (!) annual Golden Moose Awards. It’s kind of hard to believe I’ve been writing this thing for seven seasons, but the numbers don’t lie. I wrote my first Moosie Awards post in November 2016. Back then I was calling it The Moosie Awards for Excellence in the Fields of Excellence, Nature…

Year In Review (2022) – Lessons Learned

One of my favourite things about canoe tripping is that I’m always learning something. No matter how many trips I’ve done, no matter how many portages I’ve stumbled across or lakes I’ve paddled, there’s always something new I can add to the knowledge bank for next time.


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Hi, I’m Drew. At the start of 2016 I set a goal to paddle 100 of Algonquin Park’s lakes before the end of the summer. 97 Days and 101 lakes later, I realized that those first 100 lakes were just the beginning. There are hundreds of lakes in Algonquin Park and I’ve got some paddling to do. On to the next 100.

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