Alaska Wilderness Canoeing
Mad River Canoes
Remember those great times as a kid canoeing in quiet backwaters looking for the perfect place to fish? Or the excitement of canoeing into a secluded beach for an overnight campout? You can re-live all those good times again, this time with your own children, with high quality canoes from Wilderness Way.
But the new canoes we carry from Mad River and Wenonah are so much better than the ones you remember as a kid - lighter weight, more sturdy and beautiful. We challange you to compare the quality and beauty of the great canoes we have in stock to the cheap fiberglass or plastic ones in the budget stores. You'll see right away why discriminating buyers are willing to pay more for a quality canoe!
And don't forget the accessories! We have a wide range of paddles, clothing, dry bags and other gear for your canoeing safety. We carry PFD's for all sizes from children to adult from MTI, Stearns, and Patagonia.
We are often asked where one can go canoeing in the Kenai area. With the huge number of lakes and rivers on the Peninnisula, the answer is: almost anywhere! The Kenai River itself is big and turbulent, make for difficult canoeing, and at certain times of the year is downright dangerous. But the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has a series of designated canoe trails that are great for kayakers or canoers looking for a beautiful day trip. The Swanson River also has a lot of great areas for canoeing. For those who want more detailed information on where to go, we have an excellent map and guide book section in the store where you can find all the details. To learn more about our map and book department, click here.