Tori Baird solo paddling a Blue Steel canoe

What is Blue Steel?

T his proprietary composite material was first introduced in 2002, and yes, inspiration for its name did come from the movie Zoolander. After all it makes a ridiculously good looking canoe. In the past couple of years we’ve seen Blue Steel surge in popularity. It’s not hard to see why: for folks looking at a […]

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Hunter and Harris paddles with a Nova Craft Canoe
Gunwale maintenance

How to: Maintain the Wood Gunwales on your Canoe

Let’s talk about wood! W e offer an ash gunwale upgrade option on any of our composite hulls. There are many benefits to upgrading, and one downside which tends to turn some off: maintenance. Our ash gunwales are finished with oil, rather than varnish. Why? Oil allows for moisture to evaporate easily from the wood. […]

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Outfitting your Canoe for Fishing

Paddling season’s here (finally)! W ith the May long weekend around the corner we know lots of you are gearing up for your first trips of the year. Fishing is considered an essential skill for the backcountry canoe tripper – or at least a very handy one. But fishing from shore can be pretty limiting. […]

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5 Questions with Tori Baird

Get to know the newest member of the Nova Craft Canoe ambassador team! T ori Baird is the founder of Paddle Like a Girl – a two-day paddling and backcountry skill building workshop for women that Tori runs on her property on the Magnetawan River. Tori’s an accomplished canoeist who has paddled some of Canada’s […]

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Reflecting on 2020

Exploring the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the outdoors industry and as they relate to our business and community. I t’s been quite a year. We started things off riding high in anticipation of our 50th anniversary. We dug deep into the company’s history and brought Ken Fisher, the founder of Nova Craft Canoe, […]

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50th Anniversary Photo Contest

Many thanks to all who participated in our 50th Anniversary Photo Contest, by submitting entries and by casting votes in the later phase of the contest. I n a year when the in-person celebration events we had planned were cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, to connect with our community virtually meant a lot. It was […]

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