Bear Mountain
Boat Shop

New Canoes, Restore/Repair, Workshops/Classes, Supplies and Materials, Cedarstrip, Builder's Plans

Ted Moores and Joan Barrett

P.O. Box 133 Westport, ON K0G 1X0 Canada


We like to help people build their own woodstrip canoes, kayaks and small boats. Along with Ted’s books Canoecraft, Kayakcraft, and Kayaks You Can Build, we offer quality building materials, plans, classes, and advice to home builders. Our catalogue contains designs for a variety of small wooden craft. In our workshop we produce C4 and C15 wooden sprint racing canoes used clubs across Canada in our country’s oldest organized sport.

People interested in the history of the board canoe might like to read Ted’s chapter in The Canoe: A Living Tradition - all the contributing authors donated their expertise, and royalties and profits from the book go to the Canadian Canoe Museum. We’re also proud of our electric fantail launch Sparks, which was designed to cruise inland waterways. This graceful, historically evocative 30’ boat employs modern construction techniques and solar technology.