West Country Canoes

            Handcrafted Cedar Canvas Canoes

                        Larry Bowers, proprietor  Toll free 1-800-446-1588      Local 403-746-0079

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Nothing feels as good as a well made paddle that becomes a extension of your arm.

I made my first paddle when I was 22, at the time all I had was a spoke shave. It was also the first woodworking tool I ever bought as well. That is how it all started. Over the next 30 years I worked in all kinds of materials and have done many different blade and grip styles.  If you have a favorite paddle and want it reproduced we can do that as well.


The materials available are cherry, walnut, ash , maple, spruce, yellow cedar and various combinations laminated as well.