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Canadian Canoe Paddle Makers

Nothing beats a handcrafted Canoe paddle and Canada has a lot of great paddle makers. If we've missed any, let us know!


Alberta

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West Country Canoes

  • Cherry, Walnut, Ash , Maple, Spruce, Yellow Cedar and various combinations laminated
  • Many different blade and grip styles

Manitoba

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Red River Canoe

  • Variety of paddle blade and grip combinations
  • Primarily touring paddles such as Beavertail, Malecite, or Voyageur styles
  • Hardwoods such as Walnut, Birch, Maple, and Cherry

New Brunswick

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Fiddlehead Canoes

  • Over 20 blade and 20 handle combinations are available
  • Seats, thwarts, and decks also offered
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Vaughn Dunfield

  • Bent-shaft paddles

Ontario

Ashes Still Water Boats

  • Ash on Cherry and Walnut on Maple paddles

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Badger Paddles

  • Adult and children sizes
  • Personalized paddles
  • Also sell Badger Socks, Paddle racks, cutting boards, and Badger Paddle Oil

Bruce Smith Paddles

  • Handmade, specializing in custom orders
  • Black cherry, Black Walnut, Maple and Ash, including specialty woods such as Butternut, Bird's Eye Maple
  • Bruce Smith classic, beavertail, ottertail, modified ottertail, the stern, the tripper, the voyageur, and the passamaquoddy

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Echo Paddles

  • Made in small numbers from sustainably harvested local wood
  • A mix of hardwood and softwood to provide lightness and strength
  • Kid's, Tripping, Flatwater and ornamental paddles

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Grey Owl Paddles

  • Adult and children sizes
  • Numerous shapes, wood types and styles including bent shaft
  • Also sell a paddle bag, and alternate handles

Haliburton Forest Paddles

  • Hand Crafted Wooden Paddles
  • Beech, Ash & Thermally Treated Wood, Birdseye & Thermally Treated Wood, Maple Light Birds Eye and Birch


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Langford Canoe

  • Adult and children sizes
  • Cherry, Walnut, Butternut and Laminated Bass paddles

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Redtail Paddles

  • Handcrafted from White Ash (with two strips of Black Ash running down the centre)
  • Laser engraving

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Teal Paddles

  • One piece wood paddle
  • Birch, Cherry, Poplar and Ash
  • Beavertail and Ottertail paddles
  • Also make a Canoe yoke made from Birch, Poplar, Cherry and Ash woods
  • Customization via lazering

The River: This is a Sugar Island inspired design meant for river paddling but finds itself at home in the lake as well.  This paddle offers a 7" wide and 22" long blade giving it ample push through low water levels. This paddle is offered in 54", 57" and 60" lengths and with different wood options.   


Wilderness Paddle Works

  • Mike Kipp makes Ottertail, Skipper, Spike's paddles and a paddle holder

Wolverine Paddles

  • Wolverine Paddles make Handcrafted paddles

Woodland Heirlooms

  • Fur Trade class paddles and Maliceet class paddles

XY Company

  • Original Designed Wooden Paddles
  • Hand-Crafted & Dipped
  • Ultimate in Performance and Comfort
  • KeepingHistory Alive

Saskatchewan

Maskwa Paddles

  • Trapper, Voyageur, River Shorty, Guide and Ottertail
  • Maple, Cherry, Walnut
  • Regular or Northwoods grip configurations

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S Creek Paddle Company

  • Straight shaft or bent shaft paddles
  • Cherry, Walnut, Bass, Birch, Hard Maple, Black Willow, Butternut