Free Download? What’s Up With That?

It's simple. I want as many people as possible to benefit.

I started making maps for my own trips after finding glaring mistakes on the official Algonquin map, telling park staff about them, and seeing nothing change. The fact that others have found them useful is just a happy coincidence.

In fact, I didn’t even sell print copies of the map for the first few years because I thought it’d be too much work. It was only because people kept telling me that they couldn’t use the map if they couldn’t bring it with them that I eventually relented.

I Couldn't Do It Without You

The map's pretty comprehensive.

Some of it comes from the fact that I've pulled together information from all of my personal experience as well as every forum post, trip log, book, historic map and scientific report I've been able to find…

…but all of that pales in comparison to the info I’ve gotten from the hundreds of comments, suggestions, corrections and GPS tracks I've received from canoeists, backpackers and kayakers like you. Conditions are constantly changing, but working together that’s a problem we can overcome.

Besides, it’s not just about finding errors that have slipped though the cracks – I’ve had people contribute new ideas and perspectives that‘ve made the map better than I ever could have all by myself.

My Story

I've been going canoeing since I was 8 (I'm 27 now).

There's no other way to say it – I hated it at first. It was hot, buggy and painful. Why would someone enjoy doing that?? Well, fast forward a few years and I started taking friends on trips when I turned 15 so clearly my perspective changed at some point :)

To date I've tripped for over 500 days, but this is just the beginning :D. After graduating from university last May I’ve been working on the map full time – so I plan on upping the number of trips I take each year from here on out.

Be sure to say 'hi' if you see me around!

Me. aka "the Jeff".


Phone: 1 888 933 3676
Facebook: Jeff's Map