Direct from the factory: Quessy wooden canoe paddles:Aspen reg. $34.99 on sale $25.99, Sizes 48″ (kids’) , 51″, 54″ , 57′ and 60″ . Make an appoint to visit and I will measure the correct length for you.
Left to right: Cherry Otter tail (1 piece), Spruce-Ash resin tip, and Aspen Beaver Tail right
Finer paddles for the discerning
For experienced paddlers wanting hard wood quality long distance Otter tail 1 piece Cherry 54″…. 3 Otter tail 1 piece Cherry 55″…. 2 Otter tail 60″… 1 Otter tail 62″ ….and Beaver tail (wider blade )..1 – 54″… 1 Beaver tail 60″… 1 Beaver tail 63″. All one piece Cherry paddles priced at $94.59. For my seasonaL DISCOUNT, We Pay the taxes= $84.46+ taxes= $94.5
Canoe & KayaK Paddler’s Books – sale priced while stock available. Regular pricing from $19.95 to $24.95 : any one book sale priced at $12.60, GST included.
Available immediately for Resale; Piranha Everest. 8ft8ins whitewater for some one wanting a boat to handle their challenging river choices This Everest design was in response to adventure paddlers who wanted to run rivers that drain the Mt. Everest drainage basin in Nepal. The thicker rotomoulded hull is designed to withstand frequent impact with the rugged mountain rivers .
Owner never got to paddle the Everest, so here is a like new offer. Originally sold for $1,595… reduced to $795 taxes included For more information, please contact David at 604-240-0503 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org >
For more information, call or text. David. at. 604-240-0503
Nova 14 -Royalex solo or small tandem -good on moving water
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 2023. We offer the Prospector 16 and 17ft for the adventurous paddler who plans trips on flat or moving water; The ClipperRanger 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 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.
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 installed when canoe is built $55… Wood-web seats in lieu of bucket seats (Rangers & Yukon ) $73, 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: all 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 ! $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 $2900…………………………….
..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, subject to change without notice. …Taxes extra FOB North Vanr
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………………………….. $109.70ea
Beavertail Mainline Spruce-Cherry 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 ……………………………………………………………………. $25.99ea ,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 2023 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. …………………..Taxes extra.
Our Popular rental models: Top rung- Red Hellman Prospector 17ft 6ins Duralite (60lbs) and Clipper Ranger 17ft f/g with light weight foam core feature ; 2nd rung: sand (beige) Clipper Ranger 17ft and green Hellman Prospector 17 ft 6ins Duralite 60lbs;/; bottom rung: Clipper Prospector 17 ft 6 ins ins f/g w/foam core feature (66lbs) and Clipper Ranger 17 ft Avocado Green with Foam core light weight feature .
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 2022 Rates are: 1 day minimum $65.00, 2 days $100.00, 3 days $130.00, 4 days $160.00. Taxes extra
Our Doubles 2023 rates are 1. day minimum $85.00, 2 days $146.00, 3 days 176.00, 4 days $206.00, 1 week $296.00. …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 , Broken Islands, Desolation Sound, 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. $59.99 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 $98.00 sizes from 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 in . Due to high demand, some lengths might not be available during the 2022 season. Please call and request availability.
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
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