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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Exporting a Canadian Icon

It’s an incredible feeling to see the canoes we build right here in London, Ontario enrich the lives of paddlers across the globe by enabling them to experience nature in ways only the canoe can.   T hrough our passion for crafting the best Canadian canoes, what started in a backyard workshop has grown internationally. […]

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5(ish) Questions with Tim Miller

  T im Miller was president and co-owner of Nova Craft Canoe for 33 years, from 1986 to 2019. He retired last spring and has been spending more time on his bike and in his boat since. We caught up with Tim recently and asked him a few questions about his time leading the company. […]

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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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