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5(ish) Questions with Kevin Callan

April 4th, 2016 by


Kevin Callan, AKA “The Happy Camper”, is a beloved ambassador for wilderness adventure in Canada. He has authored thirteen books on subjects related to camping and canoeing, contributes regularly to a number of outdoors periodicals, hosts “The Happy Camper” radio show on CBC and is a frequent guest on the morning show circuit. He is... Read more »

5 Questions with Explorer Adam Shoalts

March 17th, 2016 by


At age 29, Adam Shoalts has a fairly extensive and impressive resume: he’s been named among the top 100 explorers by National Geographic, he’s a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, a member of the illustrious Explorer’s Club, a PhD student and a bestselling author. Adam was recently in town to give a presentation... Read more »

Spirit on the Water

January 27th, 2016 by


Nova Craft Canoe was founded in 1970 by Ken Fisher in Glanworth, Ontario. When Ken retired the company was purchased by its current owners in the fall of 1986. Along with Ken’s moulds, the new owners inherited the Nova Craft name and the thunderbird logo. Ken Fisher’s original logo T he thunderbird features cross-culturally in... Read more »

How to: Gelcoat Repairs

October 21st, 2015 by


As this paddling season comes to a close we’re taking stock of the feedback we have received about our new materials, TuffStuff and TuffStuff Expedition. We are happy to say that consumer reviews have been very positive and these new canoes have proven themselves as excellent options for flatwater and whitewater use. B ut it... Read more »

Back to the Thames River

May 15th, 2015 by


At Nova Craft Canoe we love our local waterways. We are fortunate to have some great places to paddle right here in our own backyard, including the historic Thames River. “Back to the River” is a new initiative being launched by the London Community Foundation in partnership with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. The... Read more »

The Evolution of TuffStuff for Canoes Part 2

February 28th, 2015 by


In early October, we decided to drop a Tuff Stuff Expedition Canoe off the roof of our 100-foot high warehouse. For me, this is where the wow-factor really kicked in. M y vantage point for this shoot was about 100 meters away, monitoring one of several video cameras and taking photos. I had an awesome... Read more »

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