One of a kind, completely hand carved by an expert Woodworker and Master Canoeist.
Gift cards available at the bottom of this page.
Please feel free to pick your paddles up here in Fergus up to Christmas Eve or after Boxing Day.
As of November 11, 2023, I will be unable to take custom orders for this Christmas. My work time has been reduced due to the illness and now the passing of my wife and business helpmate, Dorothea.
Please consider the gift certificate idea and I will be able to complete the work in the winter.
I am currently working on a set of 40 new paddles for this holiday season including most of my popular black cherry paddle sizes.
Feel free to ask about these ones.
Thank you for your understanding.
All Paddles for Purchase
In an effort to use all wood scraps from paddle making, we've created hangers from our paddle woods Black Cherry, Black Walnut, and various Maples.
We have a good inventory so please enquire below, indicating size and which of the three woods you would like!
Prices (without HST)
*If also purchasing a paddle that requires shipping,
we can include a hanger for only an additional few dollars.
Paddle-Shaped Charcuterie Boards
Just as with our hangers - in an effort to use all wood scraps,
we've created Charcuterie Boards in the shapes of various paddle Blades from our paddle woods (mostly Black Cherry, Black Walnut, various Maples).
Each board is completely unique and hand-made.
A good inventory is now available so please enquire below,
indicating your wood preference and price point!
Prices (without HST)
Narrow Boards (Ottertail & Voyageur) $25, $35, $40, $50
Wide Boards (Beavertail & Tripper) $40, $50, $55
*Pricing varies according to length and wood grain.
**If also purchasing a paddle that requires shipping,
we can include most narrow boards for only an additional few dollars.
Give the gift of CHOICE with a Gift Card!
Bruce Smith Paddle
Let the recipient choose exactly what kind of Bruce Smith paddle they would like to have, use and cherish.
The big advantage is that they can make the decisions regarding paddle length, wood type and design... even structural details like shaft strength, blade flex or any other customizations they may need.
Paddle Making Workshop
Have your recipient choose the date they can commit to that works best for their schedule.
*For either option you can choose to pay a deposit only, but the wording is yours and does not need to reflect this.
Once your recipient contacts us to make arrangements we confidentially contact you for the balance payment - or other applicable costs for paddle orders such as shipping and/or HST.
Click on SHOP and choose your options.
"I absolutely adore the paddle that Bruce made for me. It's not only a work of art, but slices through the water like a hot knife cutting through butter. I love it so much, I'm getting three more as presents for my family. Also, Bruce couldn't have been more of a pleasure to work with, helping me find my perfect paddle and sharing with me his advanced knowledge and love of paddling. Do yourself a favour and get one of these before next summer."