CEDAR CANVAS CANOES - BUILT, REPAIRED & RESTORED in HARMONY, NOVA SCOTIA

CONTACT: JASON MACKINNON

harmonywoodcraft@gmail.com

(902) 824-2305

Canoe Shop Located in Kingston/Greenwood, Nova Scotia Canada


We Specialize In: Traditional Cedar Canvas Canoes * New Canoe Builds * Canoe & Kayak Restorations & Repairs * Fiberglass Repairs * Custom Paddles * Wanigans * Courses & Workshops * Chair & Seat Caning * Carrying Yokes * Furniture & Fine Woodworking *


Crafting memories to last a lifetime!

Beautiful Fall

It's been a steady spring & fall finishing up a few restorations... and fitting in a bit of paddling!


 
Over the next few months a commitment will take us out of the canoe shop for up to a year, so will not be accepting any new boats at this time.

You are certainly welcome to contact us with your questions, or can be placed on a call back list for when we are back in the canoe shop. 

 


Thanks for your interest, happy paddling & keep in touch!

24hrs until the first day of spring... and Shop Elf!

A new style of portage


Canoe bobsled


View out shop window


A Shop Elf

Every shop needs one, a Shop Elf assists the building process of canoes, milling wood, bending ribs, clinching tacks, painting & varnishing, playing boat bingo (moving canoes in, out & around the shop) and all manner of workshop activities.

This Shop Elf also enjoys other creative projects such as: Christmas Ornaments, Canvas Canoe Utensil Holders, Chair & Canoe Seat Caning, Snowshoe Weaving, Meditation stools, Fairy Doors, Kitchen Aprons etc… 

Check out a few past Shop Elf Projects in our Photo Gallery!

Winter in the canoe shop


The Autumn came & went and with it the arrival of several canoes in need of restoration over the winter months.  Here are a few of the projects we've been up to in Harmony.  Canoes continue to get ready for spring and their first paddle of the season!


Refinishing Courses BYOC: (Bring-Your-Own-Canoe)

 





Huron Snowshoes


 


Canvas Covered Wanigan



Other Canoe Restorations





A step back in time...

From the Birch Bark to the Cedar Canvas, Harmony Custom Woodcraft is taking a step back in time to be apart of the history of our canoe roots in Canada.  Learning from Todd Labrador, an expert Mi’kmaw birch bark canoe builder, don't miss seeing this beautiful piece of history being built before your eyes.  Construction is typically taking place at Kejimkujik National Park each Thu-Sun in August, with the canoe being launched during the Keji Canoe Festival Weekend, Aug 23-24.  Contact Parks Canada/Keji Park for details.








For Sale!

Are you looking for a NEW Canoe, Seat Caning, a Paddle or Wanigan, Canoe Repairs or Restoration?  Don't miss the Photo Gallery (located on the right hand side) to get some ideas or to check out what's FOR SALE!

Finishing new builds & restorations

It has been a busy few months with new builds being completed & canoe restorations.
A few photos below of the projects that are getting paddlers back on the water this summer!

Thanks Everyone!





Saltscapes Expo, Halifax NS


Expo weekend in Halifax - Celebrating Canada's East Coast!
Saltscapes Expo is a weekend geared to the lifestyle of Atlantic Canadians . Enjoying our region and all the wellness opportunities right here in Atlantic Canada.  Visit with more than 450 exhibitors and 100 presentations throughout the weekend.  
Come down to the Saltscapes Expo to see one of our cedar canvas canoes on display!
EXHIBITION PARK, HALIFAX, NS  April 25, 26 & 27, 2014

Aidan & Darcy Canoe Build

Welcome to the Canoe Shop!
Aidan & Darcy begin a father son journey in canoe building.


Check out their link in our Photo Gallery and keep an eye on their progress!

L.E.C. Canoe Build 2014

The students of L.E.C. (Lawrencetown Educational Centre) are busy adding to their canoe collection!  Stay tuned & watch the youth of today build a piece of Canadian heritage.


Check out their link in our Photo Gallery and keep an eye on their progress!

Ed & Debi Canoe Build

We are so pleased to welcome our first 'couple' building together
…and holding hands is allowed in the shop!


Check out their link in our Photo Gallery & keep an eye on their progress!