Celebrating 50 Years in Photos

In 2020 Nova Craft is celebrating 50 years on the water. F ounded in 1970 by Ken Fisher, Nova Craft began in the Fisher family garage in Glanworth, Ontario. Since then we’ve grown into an international brand while staying true to our roots: building classic Canadian designs with high quality workmanship and service to provide our […]

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Nova Craft Canoe Changes Ownership

After nearly 50 years in the canoe making business and over 30 years under the direction of Tim Miller, Nova Craft Canoe hands the paddle to a new owner. The new owner and president of Nova Craft Canoe, Chris Rath, purchased the company effective January 31st, 2019. “W ith the solid foundation built by Tim […]

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What’s New for 2019

For canoe manufacturers, off season means R & D season. It’s when we hunker down and focus on ways we can improve our products and our customers experiences with them. Here are a couple new options we’re offering in 2019, to make those experiences great. New! Aluminum Lite gunwales on Aramid Lite and Blue Steel […]

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6 North of 60

In the summer of 2017, 6 alumna of a canoe tripping focused summer camp for girls in Minnesota set out on a major Arctic expedition. Their names are Lindsay Wiebold, Meredith Freshley, Maddie Stoehr, Marissa Sieck, Emily Spangler and Sammi Armacost. They called the trip (and themselves, really)  6 North of 60 – 6 women, […]

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Kevin Callan Paddles the Thames River

Our friend Kevin Callan, also known as the Happy Camper, is used to tripping in rugged and remote locations. Kevin’s is a familiar name in the world of canoe tripping; he is an author and instructor who is featured regularly on CBC radio, morning talk shows, at canoe symposiums and tradeshows as well as in […]

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How to: Install Skid Plates

The off season is the perfect time to assess the past season’s wear on your canoe’s hull. If you notice the gelcoat on your composite canoe wearing thin on the hull’s stems, it may be time to install skid plates. You might be wondering: What’s a skid plate? A skid plate is a strip of […]

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Canoe Tripping Stateside with Explore the Backcountry

Nova Craft ambassador Brad Jennings has had quite the “off-season”. He recently returned to his home in northern Ontario after completing major trips in Florida and in Texas, back to back. G rowing up paddling and camping in Ontario myself, I’ve been spoiled for choice. With millions of lakes, rivers and 72 designated provincial parks, […]

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How to: Repair Composite Hulls

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Despite your best efforts to avoid accidents, errors in loading, carrying or paddling your composite canoe can incur damage to the hull of the boat. Being in the canoe business for over 45 years, we’ve pretty much seen it all: from people who have lost canoes off of […]

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