A craft with a longstanding history
Canoes made from birch-bark are traditional water crafts created and used by Sibirian and North American cultures. Each tribe would develop their own design language based on their culture and exact purpose. This method of building boats has been around for many millennia, since the Ice Age, and has been constantly tweaked and refined. But what has remained the same is the basic techniques and the materials used.
Let us show you some of our best projects here.
Solo birch-bark canoe
What makes this birch-bark canoe stand out is its special shape and design. The balanced combination of strong rocker (curvature of the hull) and round bottom make it a great allrounder.
Speedy and very agile, this canoe’s sufficient internal space makes it ideal for longer solo tours. Extremely light, weighing just 28kg, it can easily be carried by one person.
Length: 4,45 m | Width: 78cm
Depth: 33cm | Weight: 28 kg / 61.7 lbs
Tandem birch-bark canoe
This birch-bark canoe is elegant, versatile and provides ample space for one or two canoers including baggage for longer tours lasting several weeks.
With less rocker and a flatter bottom, this canoe holds a steady course and is hard to flip over. It’s great for edging and therefore easy to maneuver.
Length: 5,03 m | Width: 90cm
Depth: 36cm | Weight: 36kg / 79.36lbs
The birch-bark canoe Model is an exclusive replica of an original birch-bark canoe on a scale of 1:5.
It is a careful reproduction of the original, down to the smallest detail. The ribs are so shiney because they are split by hand. This reveals the naturally grown layers of wood that reflect the light.
Each of the 72 lashings is ornately done by hand using fine spruce roots.
The upper board is fixed with tiny wooden nails.
Length: 1 m | Width: 15cm
Depth: 7,5cm | Weight:470 g / 1.03 lbs
Lovingly created unique pieces with character
We believe these canoes are a gift from nature to serve more than just one generation. They invite you to take a moment and be fully present in the great outdoors, on the water.
Each of our birch-bark canoes is a special unique piece that reflects the character of the materials and, of course, the requirements and wishes of the person we build it for.
For those interested, we’re more than happy to design a birch-bark canoe together to custom tailor it exactly according to your ideas and wishes.