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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

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Last year I built a new Cross Lake Racing Canoe which competed in the 49th annual Douglas Monias Canvas Canoe race in Cross Lake Manitoba.  The canoe performed well and was well received, as a result I have five orders for new canoes this year!  This is the first of five just about to receive its first coat of varnish.  The completed canoe is the one from last year in action.

For details, please see the Canoe Models and Pricing page.