Biography
 

Becky Mason acquired her paddling skills and her fondness for canoes from her father, Bill Mason, the author and film-maker of the Path of the Paddle series. She continues the family tradition of sharing her passion for canoeing through her paddling instruction, film-making, writing and presentations as well as her professional art career.


A native of Chelsea, Quebec Becky Mason continues to teach canoeing at her family home on Meech Lake. She has also travelled much of Canada and the Northern U.S. as well as three tours of Europe and the UK to coach, teach,  and lecture.

A contributor to numerous canoeing publications Becky has written for the magazines Canoeroots, Explore and Paddler among many others and for books including a chapter for The Canoe in Canadian Culture and A Woman’s Guide to Canoeing, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's Rendezvous with the Wild: The Boreal Forest, a chapter for Cliff Jacobsen's The Basic Essentials of Solo Canoeing and with her brother Paul she updated her father's books Song of the Paddle and Path of the Paddle and with the Mason family edited Canoescapes posthumously for her father.

She has directed, produced, written and starred in two award winning instructional videos: video Basic Classic Solo Canoeing and video Advanced Classic Solo Canoeing.

Thank you to these companies that currently supply me with gear that makes it easier to do what I do.Tilley Endurables hats, Grey Owl paddles, Eureka tents, Salus PFDs

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