Ted Baird Joins Werner Paddles

Over the years I have travelled some of the most rugged terrain on the planet by canoe. My passion for canoeing began at a very young age and developed into a borderline addiction. The Canoe is my only option to access uncharted lands of extreme wilderness and excitement. Where I am from there is no better way to access all that is wild than with the canoe and paddle. The canoe and paddle have taken me on adventures through the frigid white waters of arctic rivers, oceans and massive lakes to some of the most remote places left on earth and to some of the best fishing holes left on the planet. Canoeing has taught me how to be tough, how to be comfortable in the uncomfortable and forced me to learn the survival skills needed to sustain myself in the wilderness if all goes astray. These real life experiences allowed me to develop the skills necessary to survive 75 days off the land and win the hardest survival show ever produced, ALONE on History. 

For me Joining the Werner Paddles team was a no brainer. The company’s history of quality and dependency has long been established and their products will allow me to function at a more elite level as well as simply have a more enjoyable experience. With Werner Paddles I believe I will be able to go further than ever before.

Self-guided Expeditions

  • Victoria Island Northwest Territories Canada Kuujjua river To the Beaufort Sea to Ulukhaktok
  • Lake Attikamegan to the Labrador Sea to Hopedale Labrador via 3 rivers De Pas river, George river and Adlatok river crossing 3 heights of land. The trip Began on lake Attikamegan in Shefferville Québec.
  • Moise River Québec Canada Lake De Mille to St. Lawrence River Sept-îles Quécec
  • Mountain River Northwest of Canada Willowhandle Lake to Blackfeather Creek to Mountain River to Makenzie River
  • Nahanni River Northwest Territories Canada Rabbit Kettle Lake -Nahanni River-Liard River to Blackstone Terrtorial Park
  • Dog River AKA university river North Shore lake superior to Lake Superior to Naturally Superior in Michiapicoten Harbor
  • Pukaskawa River Pukaskawa National Park to Lake Superior to Marathon Ontario



  • Alone History Channel 75 days surviving with 10 Items on North Vancouver Island Oct 24-Jan 6th Self Filmed using 4 cameras, weight lost 48 lbs limpits eaten 10,000 Gunnel fish eaten 1000, Crabs eaten 1000 ducks eaten 2, fish eaten 50, Boats built from branches 1, paddles made 2, crab trap built from sticks 1, prize won 500k
  • Tulita Northwest Territories to Deline across Great Bear lake to Kugluktuk Nunavut on the Arctic ocean at mouth of Coppermine River then north following a section of the Northwest Passage on the Arctic ocean across Prince Albert Sound to Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories Via Snowmobile.
  • Lots of other river and lake trips

What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature." - Pierre Elliott Trudeau