About Our Paddles

Our Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles
We are committed to creating quality handmade products, made right here in our homeland of Canada. Our Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are made from solid cherry wood sourced from Northern Ontario. Each paddle is selected for its unique attributes and then hand finished in our local west-end studio in Toronto, ON. It is our Northern heritage and canoeist lifestyle that has influenced the designs behind each of our paddle series. 

Wall-Art Paddles

Our line of Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are perfect for gracing your cabin walls serving well as heritage design pieces for your homestead. Although each paddle is varnish finished they are intended for décor and not recommend for use.

Finish Type: Matte Finish
Finished Paddle Grip: The grip on our Wall-Art Paddles is fully varnished for a seamless polished look.

Water-Ready Paddles - Form Meets Function
Norquay Water-Ready Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are varnish finished for greater durability and protection against the elements. While it is not recommended for the unforgiving demands of back-country canoe-tripping, they are great for deep-water touring around the lake.

Finish Type: Polyurethane Gloss Finish
Unfinished Paddle Grip: Exposed wood grip 

For immediate inquiries, please contact us at: info@norquayco.com.
An additional surcharge of $35.00CAD plus applicable taxes/paddle will apply.
Please allow 5-7 business days after your purchase date to complete the finish on your water-ready paddle.

Preventative Care For Your Water-Ready Paddle
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when using a Water-Ready Painted Canoe Paddle that will greatly extend it’s life, and keep your paddle looking mint in and out of the water.

Oiling The Grip
We recommend that you oil the grip, it just feels nicer in the hand. 

Oiling Instructions

  1. Wipe on oil finish (linseed/tung/etc.)
  2. Wait 10 minutes
  3. Wipe off any excess oil
  4. Use a 400-600 grit sand paper between coats for a smoother finish

 Canoeist Tips & Tricks:

  • Try to keep the banging against the gunwales to a minimum.
  • Our water-ready paddles do not have rock guards on the tip of the blade. If you use the blade to push off of rocks & docks or any hard surface or shoreline for that matter, you will run the risk of damaging the blade which can result in chipping and further long-term damage. We suggest using the grip of the paddle for push off.
  • Wipe down your paddle after each use to avoid minimal wear and tear. 
  • Over-Exposure To Sun: Although our finish has UV protection, it’s always good practice to keep your paddle out of direct sunlight when not in use. When you are done paddling, hang it up.