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From harvesting the bark to the final touch, we do everything ourselves.

Sustainable & long-lasting

Everything which goes into making a birchbark canoe comes directly from nature – and can easily return to the cycle of nature. This elementary principle can’t be improved upon. It’s perfect. It is rooted in the enduring tradition of peoples and cultures who knew how-to live-in harmony with nature.

Such techniques are needed today more than ever. But we don’t just want to preserve this construction, we want to further refine and develop it in order to adapt it to modern needs.


Nachhaltig & Langlebig

Birchbark canoe type I

The birchbark canoe Type I is an elegant, versatile canoe. Due to its spacious interior, it is ideal for solo trips lasting several weeks as well as for tandem use.

The canoe is characterized by a low rocker and a flat round bottom. This keeps it true on course and makes it very secure against tipping over. It can be easily laid on its edge, displaying its manoeuverability. Even when laid on edge it makes a very stable impression.

Because they are natural products, the color of the wood and bark, as well as the dimensions may vary slightly.

Individual fabrications are possible at any time for an additional charge.

  • Length

    4,90 m

  • Width

    92 cm

  • Depth

    34 cm

  • Weight

    ca. 36 kg

  • Price

    23.562,00 €

  • Delivery

    Self-collection
    (Shipping possible after consultation for an additional charge)


Birchbark canoe type II

The birchbark canoe type II is a fine, agile canoe. The balanced interaction between a slightly stronger rocker and round bottom make it a real all-rounder.It accelerates well and reacts very quickly.  The sufficient interior space also makes it ideal for smaller solo trips.

If a carrying yoke is added to the basic model, it can easily be carried alone due to its relatively low weight.

Because they are natural products, the color of the wood and bark, as well as the dimensions may vary slightly.

Individual fabrications are possible at any time for an additional charge.

  • Length

    4,45 m

  • Width

    78 cm

  • Depth

    33 cm

  • Weight

    ca. 33 kg

  • Price

    21.420,00 €

  • Delivery

    Self-collection
    (Shipping possible after consultation for an additional charge)


Birchbark canoe model

The birchbark canoe model is an exclusive reproduction of an original birchbark canoe on a scale of 1:5.

The model is carefully modeled after the original down to the smallest detail. The special shine of the ribs is created by splitting them by hand, revealing the naturally grown layers of wood on which the light reflects. Each of the 72 root bindings is intricately hand sewn with the finest spruce roots. The top plank is also fixed with tiny wooden nails.

It was inspired by the lifework of Tappan Adney, whose extensive collection of various birch bark canoe models can be admired today at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.

A real collector’s item for experts and enthusiasts!

The model is delivered in a elegant box with refined catches and elegant handles made of mahogany. The mahogany is 100% recycled.

Because they are natural products, the color of the wood and bark, as well as the dimensions may vary slightly.

Individual fabrications are possible at any time for an additional charge.

  • Length

    1 m

  • Width

    15 cm

  • Depth

    7,5 cm

  • Weight

    ca. 470 g

  • Price

    5.831,00 €

  • Delivery

    Within Germany: free of charge
    Within the EU: 50,00 €
    Worldwide: 80,00 €


You are interested in a handmade birchbark canoe?

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