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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

Find advice and inspiration on our blog

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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Canoecraft

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Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Builder Stories: Canoecraft Paper Canoe by David Parker

People often ask about wood choice for canoe hulls, and the standard answer is that with a few caveats, you can build a canoe out of almost anyt...

Builder Stories: Dragon Canoe by Frank Turner

Builder Stories is a feature where we share photos and stories from builders in their words. Today we're showcasing the unique story of Frank Turner and family.

Builder Stories: Ranger 15 Sebastian Colson

Builder Stories is a feature where we share photos and stories from builders in their words. Today we're showcasing the beautiful work of Sebastia...