Canadian Kayaks Shopping Guide

We put together a Canadian kayaks shopping guide to help you find a kayak perfect for all your paddling adventures. These Canadian businesses are all making their kayaks in Canada and are really passionate about paddling and creating high quality kayaks based on their own experience on the water. We’re so lucky here in Canada to have access to so many lakes and rivers that are perfect for kayaking.

Grab a cup on your favourite Canadian coffee brand and get ready to discover your next kayak. For the true kayak enthusiasts, we put together this gifts for kayakers guide. Happy paddling!



Pelican Kayaks

Pelican Kayaks has been a family fun, Quebec-based business, for over 50 years. They have been leading the way in Canada for designing, innovating and manufacturing kayaks. They are true believers in the importance of spending time in nature and especially on lakes and rivers. Check out their website for a range of quality kayaks available both online and at retailers across Canada. 

The picture below is from a beautiful morning I spent kayaking in my Pelican kayak. It doesn’t get any better than when the lake is this calm. 

Delta Kayaks Canada

Delta Kayaks uses the latest technology and what they’ve learned from over 35 years of experience to make their Canadian kayaks in beautiful Maple Ridge, BC. Their design and building process takes into consideration environmental factors to reduce their impact. Also, their unique take on design means you’ll be comfortable and safe. Their kayaks are made using thermoform which ensures incredible durability while still maintaining a low weight. 

You can find a Delta Kayaks dealer on their website, shop online or visit them in Maple Ridge, BC.

  • 11596 Kingston St, Maple Ridge, BC

Paluski Boats & Canadian Kayaks

Paluski Boats has been in business for over 40 years. They offer made in Canada kayaks with a lifetime guarantee. They make fishing kayaks that come with everything a fishing enthusiasts would need, kayaks made specifically for touring and recreation, or their riptide kayak is perfect for more advanced touring including on the great lakes.

  • Visit them in person at: 1828 8th Line Lakefield, ON

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Swift Canoes & Kayaks

Swift Kayaks has been building Canadian-made kayaks for over 25 years. Their team of paddling enthusiasts takes the design, durability and quality of the kayaks they design and build very seriously. They hold themselves to a very high standard and test every kayak they make at length.

Look for the sign below and visit them in person at:

  • 2394 Hwy 11 North, Gravenhurst Ontario 

Clearwater Design Canoes & Kayaks In Canada

Clearwater Design Canoes & Kayaks is a family owned business that has been making kayaks since 1995. Their kayaks are currently made in Prince Edward County, ON. They have a variety of kayaks available, depending on your skill level and needs. From recreational, to day touring, to more advanced touring and even kayaks for kids, you’ll definitely be able to find the right kayak for your paddling needs.

Along with their head office and factory in Picton Ontario, they have two retail locations:

  • 2372 Hwy 11 North, Gravenhurst Ontario
  • 2415 Hwy 38, Kingston Ontario

Seaward Kayaks

Seaward Kayaks is a family owned business that launched over 30 years ago. Their kayaks are all made in British Columbia. They have kayak options that can meet you wherever you are on your paddling journey. From high quality beginner kayaks to racing kayaks and even tandem touring kayaks.

  • Unit 7, 9360 Smiley Road, Chemainus, BC

Orca Boats

Orca Boats is a unique Canadian kayak brand because they’re hand building wood kayaks one at a time. If you’re looking for a work of art, this is a unique take on a traditional kayak. They even have kits that you can purchase where you can build your own wooden kayak. 

  • Based in Coquitlam, BC

Canada is such a great place to take your adventures on the water. Our Canadian kayaks shopping guide will help you find high quality made in Canada kayaks. Make sure you also check out our top picks for gifts for kayakers.

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