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H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe

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H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Review

The H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe is a close replica of an early settler canoe H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6originally discovered in South Western Ontario in the early 1900's. H2O's design embodies the finest characteristics from this exceptional craft along with H2O's own modern refinements… the resulting combination may just be the ultimate Canadian canoe.

The essence and versatility of traditional canoes is captured with a symmetrical style hull and recurved ends, made famous by First Nations Peoples. To reduce wind resistance and maximize efficiency a slightly longer length and narrower beam are carefully combined with sharp entry & exit lines and a lower sheer. The H2O Canoe Company Canadian has a shallow arch hull design and shoe keel to provide a rare blend of performance and stability sought by many canoe builders – but seldom achieved. The exceptional shoe keel (half keel) design aids tracking, protects against grounding, while sacrificing little in the way of maneuverability.

The H20 Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 is a stable, well-mannered and predictable craft, which successfully blends efficiency and a user-friendly nature, while retaining a distinctly traditional Canadian Heritage Canoe style appearance. Unlike it's shorter siblings the Pathfinder 16 and Bob Special 15, the Canadian 16/6 is a fast, straight paddling canoe making it a perfect choice for tripping and recreational paddling alike!

"Fast and efficient, while still retaining a high degree of initial stability. Before purchasing 'ANY' flatwater canoe we suggest you checkout the H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe… Our Test Team gives it 2-Thumbs Way Up!" 

H2O Layup Options

Great White North Layups

H2O’s Great White North layups are built for the everyday paddler being both rugged and dependable for tripping or recreational paddling. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Helium Layups

H2O’s Helium layups are aesthetically striking and lightweight making them perfect for tripping, back-country camping, and portaging. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Brute Force Epoxy Layups

H2O’s Brute Force Epoxy lamination is built for the unforgiving paddler who demands a robust and resilient canoe. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Epoxy Pro Series Layups 

H2O’s Epoxy Pro Series are the industry’s leading layups for ultralight tripping and easily considered the lightest, toughest canoes on the planet. To learn more about their build processes and standard features, Click Here!

Note: H2O Canoe Company continues to advance their layup options to offer paddlers greater choice of reduced weights, improved strength, better abrasion resistance, and higher impact durability! For a full snapshot at all these exciting & innovative layups, Click Here!

Integral Composite Gunwale

Black anodized aluminum outer gunwale combined with a Carbon/Kevlar composite inner gunwale that is integrated into the mold during construction. The result is an exceptional system, which is 50% stronger50% more rigid and 50% or 3- lbs lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

Wood Gunnel Options

Ash – add $450.00 / Cherry – add $500.00

Hand rubbed oil white ash or black cherry gunnels fastened with stainless steel screws replaces black anodized aluminum gunnels, canoes interior remains the same.

Colour Options

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H2O Great White North: (Solid Colours) H2O Helium Options: (Clear Coat Upper with Gel-Coated Hull) Clear-coat over natural fabric (Black Carbon, Golden Kevlar) on the upper wall with gel-coated hull (choice of colour option above).

H2O Epoxy Pro & Brute Force Options: (Clear Coat Over Natural Fabrics)

Full clear-coat over natural fabric (Carbon or Innegra/Basalt) with no gel-coat.

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  • Great White North (Innegra Tuff) ~ 53 lbs / 24 kg

  • Helium (Premium Kevlar) ~ 47 lbs / 21.3 kg

  • Brute Force (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 45 lbs / 20.4 kg

  • Brute Force (Kevlar) ~ 43 lbs / 19.5 kg

  • Helium (Carbon / Kevlar) ~ 45 lbs / 20.4 kg

  • Brute Force (Kevlar / Carbon) ~ 42 lbs / 19 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Innegra / Basalt) ~ 40 lbs / 18.1 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Carbon) ~ 37 lbs / 16.8 kg

  • Pro-Lite (Carbon / Innegra) ~ 35 lbs / 15.9 kg


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Today, we have grown to become One of Canada's Largest, most respected, full-service Paddlesports shops. Our sincere objective is to introduce you to a fun, educational and environmentally responsible way to explore our waterways!

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