Mike Ranta - solo paddler extraordinaire!
In 2011, Atikokan's own Mike Ranta (and his dog Spitzy) loaded up his Souris River Wilderness 18, and headed from Rocky Mountain House Alberta, to Montreal Quebec. His 5200 kilometre trip followed the traditional voyageur route. He completed the trip in 132 days, a feat we believe to be a world record for solo canoeing.
He's not finished yet. Mike is eyeing his next adventure: paddling from Vancouver to Cape Breton Island.
Read more about this intrepid paddler in the following links, or follow him on Facebook: