Backwater Paddling is a distributor for Hellman Canoes. Hellman boats are constructed with Duralight Fibre, making these canoes 20% lighter and 90% tougher in comparison to the conventional fiberglass canoes. REMEMBER: with a fibreglass canoe ~ you are actually paddling a “glass bottom” boat. Try out our demo boats to select the best design to match your needs. Or, check out the website (Hellmancanoes.com) then ask us to assist you to choose a canoe; we well define what your needs are and assist you with your decision. For complete summary/stats of the Hellman Fleet, go to our “Canoes” page.
For purchasers of canoes only;
If you are thinking buying a canoe, demos of the different models are availble for use.
PLUS, if you have a boat on order, you may have access to our boats (if available) until your new boat arrives.
River Sprayskirts $80
Sea Kayak Gear
Some items we have in stock, others we can order in.
We have in stock: Large Helmets $50, size8 Booties $50, Pogies $30
Paddle Leash – $30, a few new Sprayskirts $130, nose plugs and latex seals.
Finely crafted sea paddles now available in Prince George. Wood paddles offer a natural flex and softness that is easy on the body and hands; smooth profile allows for a quiet paddle.
Paddles are hand crafted by Bending Branches, Wisconsin. All BB paddle tips have a “Rockgaurd” protection; a technology derived from the same material as inline skates. This integrity of the paddle seals against moisture and impacts, to the most vulnerable area – tip and edges. Kayak paddles come with composite ferrule system that will not corrode or seize up.
BB have many combinations of straight/ergonomic shafts, straight/bent blades, wood/carbon fiber shafts, T/palm grips just to name a few. Backwater Paddling has a few selected styles and sizes in stock (no tax):