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Boats are the nearest thing to dreams that hands have ever made.

Learn how to build your first boat

High-performance wooden boats for the racing community

Read about Bear Mountain's contributions to one of Canada's oldest sports

News, stories, and updates from around the boat-building world

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Wooden Canoe, Kayak and Small Boat Kits and Plans

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Getting Started

So you want to build your first boat
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Choosing a Design

Good boats begin with good plans
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Woodstrip Canoe Features in New Artwork by Karen Tamminga-Patton

We were flattered and pleasantly surprised to receive an unusual request from Alberta-based artist Karen Tamminga-Patton recently - would we mind i...

Builder Stories: Custom Design by Lauren Pacho & Reid Schaeffer

This isn't Lauren Pacho and Reid Schaeffer's first time on the Bear Mountain Blog - back in February 2018 they won a top spot in our Canoecraft on ...

Builder Stories: Prospector 16 by Denise Lewis

Many builders put personalized or commemorative elements into their canoes, and Denise Lewis' Woodland Rose, a 16' Chestnut Prospector, is a prime ...