We offer Clipper and Hellman Canoes

Looking for a good new fibreglass or Kevlar Canoe this season?

contact David Middleton, cell 604-240-0503 or

email: ldavidmiddleton@bpmiddleton

Before we discuss canoes, let’s ask if you would like to improve your paddling skills -if you are new to the sport… or have paddled for years but could brush up your skills with a revue of paddle strokes and rescue techniques. May I suggest joining the Beaver Canoe Club for $25/year. Singles, couples or families are welcome. From March until October the Club has planned day trips on most weekends. This is a good way to enjoy a day on the water, learn from fellow paddlers and be assisted in case of difficulty with weather or water conditions.

Each canoe instructor will have 5 or 6 tandem canoes in his group
Each certified canoe instructor will have 5 or 6 tandem canoes in his group on Deer Lake for 2 Saturdays

Find tranquility …. and nature … in a canoe… see how this all comes about by joining the Beaver Canoe Club…based in Burnaby with members from all over the Lower Mainland.


Consider a Clipper Canoe for Summer 2022. We offer the Prospector 16 and 17ft for the adventurous paddler who plans trips on flat or moving water; The Clipper Ranger 16 ($1860.00) or 17 ft $2040.00 for flat water ( lakes & sea & slow rivers). The entry level yet good for family, a solid fibreglass Yukon 16ft8 ins @ $1880.00 landed at our place in North Vancouver.

Clipper Prospector 17 ready to paddle the Harrison River to Kilby Park
Clipper Ranger 17 with Black aluminum gunwales & trim. Wood web seats or yoke optional

Clipper Prospector 16 basic f/g includes wood-web seats and carry yoke., with hull colours; red, avocado green, yellow, sand (beige) or white …. Paddle it tandem or solo. $2,310.00 F/g

This season demand is high and deliveries are later than usual. Call DAVID FOR MORE INFO. If you order from Middleton’s, we will include painters ( 3/8″ diameter braided float rope ) free and delivery to your address in the Lower Mainland, west of Abbotsford. We are located in North Vancouver. ……..….Call 604-240-0503.……………………. Prices and options upon request.

Clipper Propector 17 fitted with standard wood-web seats , flat yoke, optional vinyl gunwale cover foam core bottom (saves 10 lbs) and North Water knee pads glued in position.

Clipper Canoe Specifications:

Model……. length…width…….bow / stern ht…centre …..layup….wt

Prospector 16……15’9″ ….35″…. 21″..21″…..15″…f/g..70 lbs Kevlar 56 lbs .

Prospector 17……17’2″…..36″…..21″./.21″….15″….f/g.. 74 lbs Kevlar 62 lbs

.Ranger 16……….. 15’10″….35″…..19″./19″…13″…f/g..68lbs Kevlar 54 lbs

Ranger 17………..17’0″ … 36″…20″….20″..14″…..f/g..72lbs Kevlar 58 lbs

Yukon 16’8……….16’8″…..36″….20″/.20″.14″. f/g.. 70lbs Fm Core 62

Clipper 16’8″ Yukon -available in white, colour option extra.

Call for additional options or details

Popular Options:

Flat wooden yoke (in place of alum thwart; Rangers & Yukon ) $55. . Black Anodized Aluminum gunwales & thwarts $140, … Vinyl gunwale cover installed when canoe is built $55… Wood-web seats in lieu of bucket seats (Rangers & Yukon ) $70, 3rd Wood-web 36″ wide seat mounted on angles $109, …Foam core bottom in f/g layup $300, Skid plates (bang plates) Kevlar, not gel-coated $185 pair

How to choose a model….

Tripping on lakes and moving water? …think of a Prospector.
Short day lake trips with a compact canoe ? ..Ranger 16. Moving water..Prospector 16 Longer trips or 3rd person ? Ranger 17. Best price for good no frills canoe ? Yukon 16’8″

When ordering, you can be creative and make your canoe fit your needs or preferences………… I will be pleased to talk to you about it.. It is a long term purchase, so pick options that make them special for you.

Hellman Canoes: many models using proprietary layup materials.

The basic layup is lighter weight “Duralite” composite combined with Epoxy resign that makes a stronger, yet lightweight hull.

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Hellman’s Prospector 17ft6ins is one of the most popular Hellman models chosen for its versatility of being a fast long distance traveler yet with enough rocker to manoeuvre easily. At 17ft 6ins x width of 34 ins, it weighs in under 60lbs. good for portaging ! $2,600

For family use, the Kootenay is 16ft 6ins x width of 36 ins, less rocker for good tracking on flat lake and sea water and weights in under 60lbs. Not shown… $2,600

For truly light weight in sheltered waters, the Hellman 16ft 2ins Quetico is a favourite for a couple out for a relaxing day on a lake, or a parent taking a child. An easy canoe to portage with the Duralite layup weighing only 49lbs , yet includes 2 wood-web seats. See below.

For moving water and white water Hellman offers the “Ultimate river tripping “the Slocan at 17ft 9ins x 36ins wide with 4 ins rocker ,weighing in at 64 lbs in Duralite $2,700 or reinforced for rough service, the Duratuff at 70lbs. $2,900…….For a more compact day-tripper on white water try the Hellman Scout 15ft 6ins. x 34ins wide weighing in at 49lbs in Duralite $2,500 or reinforced …………….. Duratuff at 56lbs, $2,700 This is a fun boat for river surfing on standing waves ! …………………… The Otter 10ft 6ins $2,100 for the experienced white water solo paddler who can handle a hard chine design. Again good fun !

Other Hellman models: The Cruiser 18ft 8ins x 34ins wide- Duralite wt 62lbs ………………………………The Arrow 17ft x 34 ins wide -built for speed $2,500……………………………………… The Solitude 15ft 6ins x 32ins wide for solo paddler; 40lbs Duralite $2,300 ……………………….The Purcell 14ft compact canoe for short trips or fishing $2,300 …………….Prices for year 2023, but are subject to change without notice. ……………….Taxes extra FOB Vancouver

Hellman canoe options:

Duralite standard layup comes with silver aluminum gunwales, starts and handles You may upgrade to Black anodized aluminum as an option of $30.00, or choose wooden thwart and handles for $30.00 …. Wooden gunwales $400.00…Deluxe Carrying Yoke in place of standard flat yoke $80.00...Drop-in Seat (removable). $125.00 ….Call or text for any other requirements ….604-240-0503