Bear Mountain Boat Shop
We like to help people build their own woodstrip canoes, kayaks and small boats. Along with Ted’s books “Canoecraft”, “Kayakcraft” and “Kayaks You Can Build” we offer quality building materials, plans, classes and advice to home builders. Restoration work and new construction keeps our small shop busy. Our C4 and C15 wooden sprint racing canoes are used by 65 clubs across Canada in our country’s oldest organized sport.
The Bear Mountain builders forum is monitored by WCHA member Glen Smith. Our catalogue contains 24 designs for woodstrip boats. People interested in the history of the board canoe might like to read Ted’s chapter “The Canoe” - all the contributing authors donated their expertise and royalties and profits from the book go to the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Spring of 2009 we will unveil our rendition of a fantail launch designed to cruise the inland waterways - graceful, historically evocative, the 30 ft boat uses modern construction and electric/solar technology.