TRADITIONAL CEDAR CANVAS CANOES
All of our new canoes are built to order and can be customized to your individual preferences. We use all new materials but century old techniques in the construction of our canoes ensuring that the highest quality aesthetic values and superior handling characteristics of the classic canoes are preserved. Our canoes are constructed in a way that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Wooden Canoe Builders Guild, thus ensuring that your canoe will withstand the test of time.
We currently offer a 15′ Cruiser as a standard model, and have a 16+ft canoe in production. Our standard models are available with the options listed below. For those looking for a canoe with different lines (stem/gunwale shape) we can custom build it for you. Please see the section on Artisan Canoes for more information.
Our standard model canoes cost $300/ft and are built to your preferences from the following options:
-Red Cedar &/OR White Cedar ribs and planking
-Ash Gunwales. Other wood types may be available upon request/based on availability.
-Ash &/OR Cherry decks, thwarts, yolk, seats. Other wood types may be available upon request/based on availablility.
-Hand crafted seats in your wood choice (see above), and finished in your choice of hand cane or babiche (rawhide).
-Finished with high gloss varnish and yacht enamel in the colour of your choosing (visit Epifanes Yacht Coatings for more information)
-High quality Brass stem bands
-Brass Ring on Bow Deck
*Custom paint, decals and stained parts available at extra charge. Some wood types may also cost more than Ash.
We currently offer the following models:
Whether you are headed into the backcountry or a leisurely day trip, the 15ft Cruiser is a great fit for your paddling adventure.
This canoe comfortably accommodates two paddlers and has great all around paddling characteristics. The tumblehome sides with a moderately flat bottom allow for a smooth glide with superior handling qualities. The shallow arch hull carries its fullness to the bow and stern providing ample room for cargo.
If you are looking for a canoe in the 15ft range that can do it all, then look no further.
$5085.00 ($4500.00 + $585.00 hst)
Custom Artisan Canoes
We pride ourselves in our ability to build the cedar canoe of YOUR dreams. Our artisan canoes are built using traditional methods and finished to the highest quality. Every piece of the canoe can be customized, from the stem and gunwale shape, wood types and finishing touches including custom paint and/or decals. Each canoe is a custom, one of a kind, sure to endure the test of time, becoming a treasured family heirloom.
Below is an example of a one-of-a kind custom artisan canoe:
About the canoe pictured above:
This canoe was built on the 14ft chestnut playmate mold, with custom jigs to shape the stem and gunwales in order to give it the appearance of the Algonquin birch bark canoes of the late 19th century. It was constructed out of white and red cedar, with ash gunwales and mahogany parts. We hand laced the seats with babiche and applied custom made decals to both the hull, decks, and thwart. This canoe was built specifically to celebrate the history of the canoe and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Our canoes start at $300/ft. Custom woodworking and extras are billed based on time and materials. Please inquire for more information.
Model canoes built using the exact same techniques and materials as their full sized counterparts. We currently offer our model canoes in 4ft and 5ft sizes.
4ft canvas hull $995+tax
5ft canvas hull $1195+tax
Contact us to learn more.