Trip Preparations

Welcome to the links page, you’ll find a variety of useful websites for your trip preparations. If you know of a site that you feel would be useful for Northern Soul please email and we’ll add it to the list.

Links for:

Arranging Travel to Northern Soul Rendezvous
Clothing Gear and Maps For Your Northern Soul Adventure
Affiliations and Interesting Sites

Arrange Travel to Northern Soul Rendezvous
A great site for driving directions from your home to the Northern Soul rendezvous.
A good discount airline ticket agent for Canadians
A good discount airline ticket agent for Americans
Cheap airfares to and from many Canadian cities
The airline that services all of Northern Manitoba . Scheduled flights to and from Churchill and all over the Nunavut territory.
An airline offering direct flights from London , UK to Winnipeg.
Canada ‘s national air carrier.

Clothing, Gear and Maps For Your Northern Soul Adventure
Makers of the Original Bug Shirt, it’s the best one we’ve found on the market.
You can find maps for any Northern Soul adventure at this site.
You may have seen your guides using a beautifully crafted paddle from Red River Paddle Doug Ingram builds wood and canvas canoes and gorgeous paddles here in Manitoba .
Manufactures of the best canoeing packs, we’ve tried and tried but we just can’t wear-out our Frost River kitchen bag! The time-tested leather and canvas construction is tough as and beautiful to look at.
An excellent paddle sport store based in Madison Wisconsin. They have all those hard-to-find paddling products.
Northern Soul’s local organic produce and grocery supplier.
Wilderness Supply Company, local paddling shop based in Winnipeg.
Wave Track Canoes, another fine local Winnipeg paddling store.


Located in Minneapolis Minnesota, Midwest Mountaineering sells the best gear and clothing for backpacking, hiking, climbing, travel, paddling, and skiing.
A website with lots of intersting local paddling tips and stories. A true hamge to the rivers of Manitoba.

Affiliations and Interesting Sites
Manitoba ‘s chapter of the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association. A great resource for paddling events in Manitoba.
The Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association is Canada ‘s governance and standards association for all of paddling. Northern Soul guides are certified by the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association. This site has an excellent online store for paddling books.
We grew up along the Seine River and our love for paddling and nature evolved form this tiny little river. Save our Seine is a community based stewardship group focused on re-connecting citizens with their local environment, specifically the Seine River . Northern Soul organises events and donates our services to help with their goal.
The Boreal Forest Network is an organization of environmentalists, indigenous peoples and scientists concerned with the protection and sustainable use of the boreal forest. Northern Soul has been working closely with them to have to have the East Side of Lake Winnipeg designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The government of Manitoba ‘s tourism site featuring an events guide with all festivals happening in the Manitoba.
From York Boat oarswoman to golf-pro and writer, this woman can do it all. RoseAnna Schick has been providing creative communications services since 1995. Check out her excellent site.
A great resource for paddlers, it’s jammed full of information and gear reviews.
Canoe Focus is the official canoeing magazine of the British Canoe Union and is posted directly to all 28,000 individual members of the Union. Today the BCU has a membership of over 50,000, including over 500 affiliated clubs and 145 approved centres. According to the Paddlesport Review there are an estimated 2 million people take to the water in a canoe each year. The vast majority do so under a watchful eye of one of the 13,500 BCU Qualified coaches or as part of an affiliated organisation.