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 ($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 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. $2,200.00 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.

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 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.

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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 ! …………. 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