Welcome to the Wilderness Paddlers Gathering and the Snow Walkers Rendezvous.

Here you will be able to find information about both events as well as dates, registration forms and contact information.

Snowalkers Rendezvous

Our conferences are a mixture of hands-on workshops, slide shows, films and readings. There are shows about winter trips both close to home and in far-flung areas of the north. Presentations about First Nations perspectives and knowledge are intermixed with talks by researchers who study northern environments. A presentation about the history of an area may be followed by a talk about the effects of climate change in the arctic. There are readings of poetry, short stories and essays.

Winter is a magical time to travel in the northern landsape. The hands-on workshops provide an opportunity to learn the skills you need to travel both safely and comfortably during the winter . These range from the care and use of an axe to working with wood stoves and food and clothing for the trail.

The food at the Hulbert Center is wonderful and there's always plenty of time to connect with other like minded travelers. It's a place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

 

 

The 23rd Snow Walkers Rendezvous will be held on November 10-12, 2017.

Click HERE to download the Schedule.

Click HERE to download the Draft Presenters and Workshop Descriptions.

Click HERE to Register Online.

Click HERE to Download a registration form that can be mailed in.

Click HERE to see conference fees.

 

 

 

 

The 25th Paddlers Gathering was held on March 10-12, 2017.

Thanks to everyone for making it a great success!

Click HERE to read Willem Lange's column on the 2017 Wilderness Paddlers Gathering.

Click HERE to download the Hands-On Workshop Descriptions.

Click HERE to download the Schedule.

These weekend events include presentations, workshops, information about wilderness trips and amazing food! Participants may choose to stay in cabins, tents or commute to the event.

 

 

The 22nd Snow Walkers Rendezvous was held on November 11-13, 2016 at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont.

Click HERE for the schedule from the 2016 Gathering.

These weekend events include presentations, workshops, information about wilderness trips and amazing food! Participants may choose to stay in cabins, tents or commute to the event.

 

 

Paddlers Gathering

Our conferences are a mixture of hands-on workshops, slide shows, films and readings. There are shows about canoe trips both close to home and in far-flung areas of the north. Presentations about First Nations perspectives and knowledge are intermixed with talks by researchers who study northern environments. A presentation about the history of an area may be followed by a talk about the effects of climate change in the arctic. There are readings of poetry, short stories and essays.

Many of us fell in love with the north during a canoe trip. We are fortunate to have large areas of wilderness perfect for canoe tripping that are relatively easy to access. There are also many canoeing opportunities very close to home.

Come to the Paddlers Gathering to learn the necessary skills for wilderness paddling, to trade canoe route information, to make new friends and to have time to connect with other lovers of traveling by canoe.

 

 

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