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Along with building boats, we've built many relationships over the past four decades. Here's a list of organizations, businesses and individuals who share our passion.

As the official European distributor for Bear Mountain Boats, Fyne offers excellent quality products and superlative customer service


Trailhead Paddle Shack logo
 We often get asked about canoe repairs and maintenance. If your canoe needs some work and you're in the Ottawa area, Reid McLachlan at Trailhead Paddle Shack is an excellent bet


Headwaters Canoes
 Wondering about cedar canvas canoes, as opposed to woodstrip epoxy? We can heartily recommend Headwaters Canoes


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The largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world


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Paddling Magazine 
An excellent source of gear reviews and paddling trends


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Wooden Boat magazine online - an inspirational resource for more than 20 years


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Nick Offerman's Official Website
A former Bear Mountain Boats student, and friend of Joan & Ted's


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Jimmy Diresta
Jimmy filmed Nick Offerman making a canoe for our DVD, and has since become an inspirational friend


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American Canoe Association
Everything you need to know about sailing an open canoe


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Canadian Canoe Kayak Association
Get involved in one of Canada's oldest organized sports, with over 50 clubs nationwide


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We're so impressed by Thomas Einsiedel's canoe-building work. The site's in German, but it's well worth navigating to check out some Thomas' photography


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The Happy Camper 
Kevin, our friend and former neighbour in Peterborough, will inspire you to get out on the water - if you're not laughing too hard


Hiro Wooden Canoe Shop
Japanese dealer of Bear Mountain products.


Wooden Canoe Heritage Association logo
The WCHA is an invaluable resource on the history, maintenance, and repair of wooden canoes


WEST SYSTEM Epoxy logo
Makers Bear Mountain's preferred brand of epoxy, specially formulated for boat building.