Welcome to the Orca website.
We run Canadian canoe building workshops in the Lake District and
offer two types of canoe for you to come and build. Take a look
is a 15 foot canoe, suitable for two people to paddle and is built
over 3 and a half days. Weight 24kgs
is a 13 foot canoe and is designed to be paddled by one/two people,
and is built over 2 days. Weight 19 kgs
The courses are designed for individuals or small
groups. You don't need a high level of wood working skill, as the
stages are really simple to follow. We build the canoes using the
stitch and glue method. Bring friends and family along to help out
at no extra cost and make a holiday out of it. Upon completion,
the canoe is yours to keep.
All 2014 canoe builds are noe full but 2015 dates are avalible to book now here!!
All 2015 Workshop Dates
Scroll through the calander to find a workshop date that you would like to attend.
Canoe skills courses
You want to build a canoe.. You might like to know how to paddle
it! We run optional skills courses at the end of each canoe build.
Redtail paddles, Buoyancy aids and Roof
straps for sale
We have a selection Redtail paddles hand
made in Canada, starting at £50.
Buoyancy aids are available to purchase, we have the Yak Blaze
and the HH Raider vest, both around £25
Roof tie down cam buckle strap are £10 a pair, they are
perfect for the wood canoes we build. We don't recommend ratchet
straps as they can damage the canoe.
Cedar strip canoes for
We currently have two beautiful cedar strip canes for sale.
Prospector cedar strip SOLD (more coming soon)
Prospector cedar strip SOLD
ORCA voucher gift cards are available .