Available immediately for Resale; Dagger Phantom 10 -Royalex layup – used whitewater solo canoe for some one wanting to enjoy the thrills of surfing standing waves and has basic moving water skills . A Dagger design made with Royalex, a 5 layer composite plastic This boat includes a foam saddle, toe cups, , D-ring anchors and gunwales level retaining cord for floatation bags. $475.00 For more information, please contact David at 604-240-0503 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Nova 14 – solo or small tandem for flat or moving water – a used Royalex hull in good condition. Outfitting includes. D-ring anchors and 2 pair North Water foam knee pads and 2-16ft x 3/8 dia. braided float rope (Painters).
Looking for a good new fibreglass or Kevlar Canoe this season?
contact David Middleton, cell 604-240-0503 or
Before we discuss canoes, let’s ask if you would like to improve yourpaddling 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.
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 ClipperRanger 16 ($1770.00) or 17 ft $1945.00 for flat water ( lakes & sea & slow rivers). The entry level yet good for family, a solid fibreglass Yukon 16ft8 ins @ $1790.00 landed at our place in North Vancouver.
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. $2,200.00 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.
Yukon 16’8……….16’8″…..36″….20″/.20″.14″. f/g.. 70lbs Fm Core 62
Call for additional options or details
Flat wooden yoke (in place of alum thwart; Rangers & Yukon ) $55. . Black Anodized Aluminum gunwales & thwarts $140, Vinyl gunwale cover insalled when canoe is built $50 of 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 gelcoated $185
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.
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 ! …………. See below
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
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 or reinforced for rough service, the Duratuff at 70lbs. …….For a more compact day-tripper on white water try the Hellman Scout 15ft 6ins. x 34ins wide weighing in at 49lbs in Duralite or reinforced …………….. Duratuff at 56lbs. This is a fun boat for river surfing on standing waves ! …………………… The Otter 10ft 6ins 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 weight 62lbs ……………………………………………..The Arrow 17ft x 34 ins wide -built for speed …………………………………………… The Solitude 15ft 6ins x 32ins wide for solo paddler; 40lbs Duralite …………………………………………… The Purcell 14ft compact canoe for short trips or fishing
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
Ottertail is a long, narrow paddle designed for multi or all day paddling. The narrow blade requires less effort on each stoke and saves muscle fatigue. We recommend the one piece Cherry wood as the best hardwood species for light weight , yet strong and flexible. Available lengths in 3 inch increments from 54 to 63 inches………………………….. $94.59ea
Beavertail Mainline Ash-Spruce is our most popular multi-purpose paddle, with laminated Ash and Spruce 7″ blade., with resin tip. Available from 51 ,54,57,60 and 63 inch lengths made in Canada… $59.99ea
Our Promo Aspen Beaver tail is a light-weight entry level all purpose flat water paddle. Available lengths from 48, 51,54, and 57 inches….. $34.99ea
Junior Aspen Pro Beavertail 44″ paddle ……………………………………………………………………. $22.99ea ,Aspen Pro Sq tip 48, 51,54,57 inch ……………………………………………………………………………… $29.99ea
We just made a November delivery of a Special order: a Hellman Quetico 16ft 2ins Kevlar hull with pink gelcoat and embedded silver sparkles. Basic weight 42lbs (19kg) plus skid plates (1-1/2lbs. or 0.7kg ) . Our customer was happy to be able to carry it herself.
The Quetico modern design of this canoe allows it to track incredibly well, making a keel unnecessary. This Quetico has very little rocker, a flatter bottom design, and very little upsweep at the bow and stern.
Length: 16′ 2 / 4.92m
Duralite: 50 lbs / 22.7 kg
Bow: 17″ / 43.18 cm
Rocker: 1″ / 2.54 cm
Kevlar: 42 lbs / 19 kg
Center: 13″ / 33.02 cm
Hellman Prospector 17ft 6ins
In the basic Duralite layup the Prospector 17ft 6ins is one of Hellman’s most popular models, ideally suited to long multiday tripping. The Duralite layup weighs les than 60lbs and is equipped with a standard flat wooden carry yoke and a pair of wood-web seats. At little extra cost you may order black anodized aluminum gunwales, thwarts and handles or wooden thwarts and handles. We often suggest factory installedKevlar skid plates which save the bow and stern stems from wear that often occurs when running up on the beach or hitting a submerged rock. The ordering, you may select any of the following hull colours: Red, Green,Yellow,,Sand or White..Other special colours are available at additional cost. Our prices are quoted as landed in North Vancouver from Nelson BC
Prospector 17’6″ taking lessons with Beaver Canoe Club ‘s Basic Paddlers Course on
We have a small fleet of different models of mostly 17ft flat water canoes and sea kayaks. Due the recent high demand, we suggest you plan ahead and you may reserve a boat or 2 one or several weeks ahead, in order to have a suitable model.
Our canoes consist of Clipper Ranger 17’s, Clipper Prospector 17ft 2ins, Hellman Prospectors 17ft 6ins, , Hellman Quetico 16ft2 ins (only 49lbs !) and a popular white water model Esquif Prospecteur 16 Royalex outfitted with floatation bags.
Our 2022 Rental Rates: Flat Water 1 day (minimum) $58.00, 2 days $90.00, 3 days $120.00, 4 days $150.00, include throw rope bag, 3 paddles per canoe ,PFDs (life vests ), bailer , painters (float rope) and tie-downs for your vehicle. Please no pickup trucks unless you have a frame or cap to carry canoes or kayaks horizontally. White water rental rates, subject to qualified paddlers’ skills are: 1 day (minimum) $80.00, 2 days $140.00, 3 days $180.00, 4 days $210.00, 5 days $240.00, 7 days $320.00 …………………..Taxes extra.
Our Popular rental models: Top rung- Both Hellman Prospector 17ft 6ins Duralite (60lbs) ; 2nd rung: red Clipper Prospector 17ft 2ins and Avocado green Clipper Ranger 17 f/g ; bottom rung: Hellman Quetico 16ft 2ins Duralite (49lbs) and red Old Town D169 plastic (85lbs) -no longer available.
Sea Kayaks: Some of our rental units
Sea kayaks: We have only 2 Boréal Design fibreglass singles; 1 -16ft Norwhal 24″ wide and 1-17ft Alvik, 23 ” wide, both having 2 hatches each and rudders.
Our 3 double sea kayaks are Nimbus 18ft 3 ins x 28 inches wide low volume Kanaka Kevlar (weight 69 lbs ! white hull shown above ) one Nimbus Hyak 19ft 2 inches fibreglass, larger volume, 2 hatches and Nimbus Seafarer 20ft fibreglass, 2 dry hatches + rudder. All double rentals are supplied with 3 paddles each, two neoprene spray skirts, PFDs (life vests) regulation rope bags , paddle float and pump, cam straps and foam pads for car roof transportation. we will help you load and show strap down methods.
Our Single’s 2021 Rates are: 1 day minimum $70.00, 2 days $110.00, 3 days $140.00, 4 days $170.00. Taxes extra
Our Doubles 2021 rates are 1. day minimum $90.00, 2 days $150.00, 3 days 180.00, 4 days $210.00, 1 week $320.00. …Taxes extra.
NOTE: For single kayak rental, renter must prove that he or she has taken wet exit recovery training. We reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone deemed not skilled enough to paddle safely. It is your life and our liability ! You must have appropriate clothing to protect yourself from hyperthermia ! You may contact David by phone, text or e-mail.
Cell…phone or text………. 604-240-0503 ………. <ldavidmiddleton@ gmail.com >
This past summer, our double kayaks went on trips to Telegraph Cove, Gulf Islands, Granite Falls in Indian Arm , Anvil Island in Howe Sound and up Pitt Lake.
We caution paddlers about extreme wind conditions that are known to occur in Howe Sound, in Pitt Lake, Stave Lake and Harrison Lake. Please, always check the weather forecasts. and when travelling any distance on water, take food , a change of clothes and camping gear to stay overnight in the event of bad weather and high waves
For on water sports and paddling, avoid cotton clothing (it holds moisture), source synthetics or wool. Be sure to have rain gear and windbreakers, hats for sun and rain protection. A change of clothing is important should your regular wear get soaked. Shoes or booties that tolerate being worn in the water. Dry bags; 5, 10 & 20 litre sizes for clothing, sleeping bag and incidentals. Towels, Flash light, hatchet to hammer down tent pegs (extra tent pegs) folding knife to cut rope etc, First Aid kit and sun lotion. Folding shovel for latrine use. Plastic garbage bags to store sleeping bags and for returning garbage to home base. Remember to pack out anything you packed in ! Bring 15m or 30 m of 1/4 inch (6mm) rope to hoist food up into a tree -away from bears and racoons
Quessy Aspen – entry level paddle-shown with resin tip $34.99 ea sizes 54,57,60 inch
Beaver Tail Spruce Ash. $56.95 ea sizes 54,57,60,63 inch
Grey Owl Scout -lightweight Basswood, square tip with resin $57.00 ea , sizes 51,54,57,60 inch
Grey Owl Voyageur -laminated 7 in square resin tip blade w/cedar, ash, spruce -popular for tripping $85.00 sizes from 52,54,56,58,60,62 in . Due to high demand, some lengths are unavailable during the 2021 season.
Carlisle :-Plastic blade on aluminum shaft- good entry paddle for white-water or hard service -T-Grip $34.95 ea, sizes 51,54,57,60,63 in
Mohawk:- Plastic Blade on larger diameter aluminum shaft + T-Grip – more refined for white-water or hard service. $46.95 ea. sizes 51, 54,57,60,63
Werner Luna :-a quality composite plastic straight blade for SUP or white-water canoeing on a carbon shaft. $173.00 ea . We cut & glue the shaft to your preferred length. Please allow 12 hours for adhesive to cure.
Galasport: SPECIAL: One only white water paddle 8″ wide x 19″ long square tipped blade w/slight curve & aluminum insert in tip, 65inch overall, uncut handle. We will cut and glue factory wooden T grip to your required length. $150.00 Our custom turned Cherry T-grip $35.00 extra
Wood-web bench seats for canoes -bow 7 web 32 in & stern 5 web 27 in. styles – $122.00 pair. This gives you a significant upgrade to replace plastic seats
Wood seat hangers; wooden dowels with 6 in #10 stainless bolts set of 4 for one wood-web seat $30.00/set. Wooden Thwarts -strengthens gunwales, $26.00 ea. We will cut to size. Thwart or yoke bracket kit w/ stainless screws $9.00/kit. We stock stainless steel machine screws, nylo lock nuts and washers, slightly extra
The paddling season is around the corner, so it is a good time to check the condition of your canoe or kayak and be sure paddles, ropes and kayak rudder and deck shock cord (bungies) are in good order. Are the neoprene hatch covers keeping out water ? We can supply nearly all sizes. Just send us a paper pattern for us to match or custom cut.
Canoe painters (3/8″ dia braided float rope )-2 pieces 17′ length…… $15.00/pair……………. Ask for other specified lengths @ $0.45/ft.
North Water Wedge Throw Bag w/ 70′ long x 3/8″dia braided Polypro float rope ..$114.95 .N. Wtr Micro Regulation Throw Line 50′ x 1/4″ Polypro Red (black & Blue by order) $39.95 ..call us for net pricing.@ $0.45 ft.
Rentals of different designs of Open Canadian Canoes and single and double sea kayaks. • Sales of Hellman and Clipper canoes •5 Brands of New Canoe paddles • White-water outfitting for canoes • By special order we sell Nimbus Sea Kayaks, built in BC • Safety gear- throw bags – float rope • Repair parts – seats -kayak rudder cable – knee & thigh pads – stainless bolts & screws •A little free advice when requested w/ safety as a priority. The adventure of Exploration but with equipment and know your skill limits. Join others with similar interests in a club or group. Don’t be afraid to say “No” when it is too demanding for you. For more information, contact David Middleton, Principal of this organization. Cell 604-240-0503 voice or text; e-mail:<email@example.com> •Hellman Canoes made in Nelson,BC <firstname.lastname@example.org
We stock: Wood-web seats for replacement or upgrades to existing canoes; Carry yokes, Thwarts (the cross bar -stock or custom made to order ) , seat hanger kits with bolts, North Water products including Knee pads (closed cell foam ) , wedges, Large & small regulation Rope Bags, 1″ and 2″ D-ring anchors, 3 point Thigh Straps anchors, Thigh Straps and custom made Spray Covers cut and sewn to fit your specific canoe , stainless steel machine screws & nuts, Aluminum 3/16″ and 5/32″ dia. pop-rivets for installing lacing loops for floatation bag tie-downs. ………If you are not sure what you need, contact David by Text or Phone 604-240-0503 or………………………………… e-mail: < email@example.com >