Gunwale 101

Shopping for a canoe often involves more than people expect. Between choosing a model, material, trim and colour, the experience can feel overwhelming to some. Because most people want to invest in one canoe that will last them a lifetime, they want to be sure that they’re getting it right the first time. This blog entry […]

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Seeking inspiration in the Canadian wild

The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, started in 2015, invites artists to experience the magic of extended wilderness tripping in the hopes of inspiring works and dialog surrounding the themes of nature and national identity. F. H. Varley’s “Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay”, 1921 T he story of the artist travelling remote regions of the Canadian wilderness […]

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Welcoming Refugees Canadian Style

Nova Craft Canoe is and always has been proud to be Canadian. To me, being a proud Canadian fundamentally means, at least, these two things: first, a respect for the land and natural environment of our country and, second, a dedication to the values of our nation as a cultural mosaic, namely inclusion and tolerance. […]

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5(ish) Questions with Kevin Callan

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 […]

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5 Questions with Explorer Adam Shoalts

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 […]

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How to: Gelcoat Repairs

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 […]

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Back to the Thames River

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 […]

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The Evolution of TuffStuff for Canoes Part 1

It is trade show time in the Paddlesport business and because the buzz is all about our new TuffStuff material, I thought our first blog topic should focus on what people are talking about! Here are my own personal impressions on the development of this new and amazing canoe material. B ack in early 2014, […]

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