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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Saturday 10 September 2011

I managed to grab a weeks' worht of holiday time with my wife and one of my daughters! We went to Banff and stayed with my wife's sister who lives and works in Banff. My daughter, my youngest, is really into horse riding so we booked her a 4 hour trail ride out of Lake Louise up to the Plain of Six Glaciers. She like it well enoug, but coming from an English saddle riding backround, she felt as though she was "just along for the ride".

We managed to take in a Stoney Pow Wow that was happening that week. Beautiful setting just outside of Banff on traditional grounds.

Lake Louise offers canoe rentals. One of the outtings that you can book is a voyageur canoe ride. Wood rib construction with a fiberglass skin. I couldn't get close enough to get a really good look at the canoe, but I could see enough.

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