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We’ve got our bearings.

Northstar Canoes has a clear direction. Guided by renowned canoe builder Ted Bell, we’re focused on crafting exceptional canoes for experienced paddlers. But even a novice can paddle one – they’re designed to make you a better canoeist. And before too long, you’ll be discoursing about your appreciation of the elliptical cross-section, soft chines and constant flare.

There’s a reason we did that.

There are hundreds of seemingly small design details in every canoe we build. But the truth is, there are no small details. Between designers David and Carl Yost, and Ted Bell, every square inch has been discussed in painstaking, excruciating, mind-numbing detail. From bow to stern, everything has its purpose.

Weight is the enemy.

During a long day of paddling and portages, every pound matters. Lucky for you, Ted and his crew are obsessed with wringing every last unnecessary ounce out of our designs. Their expertise with Kevlar and Carbon Fiber means every canoe is not only extremely light, but beautiful and durable too.

Our Canoes
Tandem Canoes
Solo Canoes

Boldly go wherever.

A solo gives you the freedom to hit the water whenever the spirit moves you.

ADK
Touring

Ready to go whenever you are.

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Phoenix
Touring

Outmaneuver moving water.

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Magic
Touring

Big water? No big deal.

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NORTHWIND Solo
Touring

Built with adventure in mind.

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Boldly go wherever.

Whether paddling alone on a river or packing heavy for an extended group expedition, you’re off to a great start in a Northstar.

NORTHWIND 20, 18, 17 & 16
Touring

It’s time to pull together.

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Seliga
Touring

The classic lives on.

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Polaris
Touring

Playful performance.

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Ted Bell
MAN OVERBOARD
Ted Bell loves to talk about canoes. A lot.

And if he’s not talking canoes, he’s building or paddling them. Canoes are Ted’s life. So when the former champion racer and founder of Bell Canoe Works returned to building after a six year hiatus, it’s kind of a big deal. Especially if you’re the type who likes to talk about canoes… a lot. 

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Where to find us
Retailers
Oufitters

California

Headwaters Kayak
847 North Cluff Avenue
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone: 209-224-8367
headwaterskayak.com

Colorado

Canoe Colorado
9990 East Kentucky Dr
Denver, Colorado 80247
Phone: 303-344-2813
canoecolorado.net

Iowa

Canoesport Outfitters
203 West Salem Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-961-6117
canoesportoutfitters.com

Michigan

Unadilla Boatworks
8255 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: 734-433-1651
Undadilla Boatworks Google+

Minnesota

Piragis Northwoods Company
105 N Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Phone: 800-223-6565
piragis.com

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-339-3433
midwestmtn.com

Hoigaards
5425 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952-929-1351
hoigaards.com

Pioneer Midwest
415 County Road 81
Osseo, MN 55369
Phone: 763-420-8981
pioneermidwest.com

Joe’s Sporting Goods
33 County Road B East
Saint Paul, MN 55117
Phone: 651-209-7800
joessportinggoods.com

Sawtooth Outfitters
7213 Minnesota 61
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-7643
sawtoothoutfitters.com

New Hampshire

Contoocook River Canoe Company
9 Horse Hill Road
Concord, NH 03303
Phone: 603-753-9804
contoocookcanoe.com

New York

Raquette River Outfitters
1754 New York 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: 518-359-3228
raquetteriveroutfitters.com

Lake George Kayak Company
5 Boathouse Lane
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Phone: 518-644-9366
lakegeorgekayak.com

Oak Orchard
1350 Empire Blvd. (Rte. 404)
Rochester, NY, 14609
Phone: 585-288-5550
oakorchardcanoe.com

Oak Orchard
2133 Eagle Harbor Waterport Rd
Waterport, NY 14571
Phone: 585-682-4849
oakorchardcanoe.com

Oregon

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
805 Southwest Industrial Way
Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-317-9407
tumalocreek.com

Ebersold Distribution
Northstar Canoes Western Distributor
Bend, OR
503-572-3848
ejebersold@gmail.com

Alder Creek
200 NE Tomahawk Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217
503-285-0464
aldercreek.com

Pennsylvania

Blue Mountain Outfitters
103 South State Road
Marysville, PA 17053
Phone: 717-957-2413
bluemountainoutfitters.net

Rhode Island

URE Outfitters
1009 Main Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: 401-539-4050
ureoutfitters.com

Vermont

Umiak Outfitters
849 S. Main St
Stowe, VT 05672
Phone: 802-253-2317
umiak.com

Umiak Outfitters
1203 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 802-651-8760
umiak.com

Washington

Kent’s Inc
124 East Baldwin Avenue
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: 509-328-0239
kentsgoogleplus.com

Wisconsin

Carl’s Paddlin
33783 U.S. 14
Lone Rock, WI 53556
Phone: 608-583-2405
paddlin.com

Rutabaga Paddlesports
220 West Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: 608-223-9300
rutabaga.com

Mel’s Trading Post
105 North Brown Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: 715-362-5800
melstradingpost.net

Saw This
110 South River Street #1
Spooner, WI 54801
Phone: 715-635-7337
sawthiskayakcanoe.com

Klaukkala, Finland

Welhonpesa
Kauppakuja 10, 01800
Klaukkala, Finland
Phone: 358 9 8798886
welhonpesa.fi

United States

California

Headwaters Kayak
209-224-8367
headwaterskayak.com

Colorado

Canoe Colorado
303-344-2813
canoecolorado.net

Iowa

Canoesport Outfitters
515-961-6117
canoesportoutfitters.com

Michigan

Unadilla Boatworks
734-433-1651
Unadilla Boatworks Google+

Minnesota

Piragis Northwoods Company
800-223-6565
piragis.com

Midwest Mountaineering
612-339-3433
www.midwestmtn.com

Hoigaards
952-929-1351
hoigaards.com

Pioneer Midwest
763-420-8981
www.pioneermidwest.com

Joe’s Sporting Goods
651-209-7800
joessportinggoods.com

Sawtooth Outfitters
218-663-7643
sawtoothoutfitters.com

New Hampshire

Contoocook River Canoe Company
603-753-9804
contoocookcanoe.com

New York

Raquette River Outfitters
518-359-3228
raquetteriveroutfitters.com

Lake George Kayak Company
518-644-9366
lakegeorgekayak.com

Oak Orchard
585-288-5550
oakorchardcanoe.com

Oak Orchard
585-682-4849
www.oakorchardcanoe.com

Oregon

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
541-317-9407
tumalocreek.com

Ebersold Distribution
503-572-3848
ejebersold@gmail.com

Alder Creek
503-285-0464
aldercreek.com

Pennsylvania

Blue Mountain Outfitters
Phone: 717-957-2413
bluemountainoutfitters.ne

Rhode Island

URE Outfitters
401-539-4050
ureoutfitters.com

Vermont

Umiak Outfitters
802-253-2317
umiak.com

Umiak Outfitters
802-651-8760
umiak.com

Wisconsin

Carl’s Paddlin
608-583-2405
paddlin.com

Rutabaga Paddlesports
608-223-9300
rutabaga.com

Mel’s Trading Post
715-362-5800
melstradingpost.net

Saw This
Phone: 715-635-7337
sawthiskayakcanoe.com

Finland

Klaukkala

Welhonpesa
358 9 8798886
welhonpesa.fi

Minnesota

Piragis Northwoods Company
105 N Central Avenue
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Phone: 800-223-6565
piragis.com

Seagull Outfitters
12208 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218-388-2216
seagulloutfitters.com

Spirit of the Wilderness
2030 East Sheridan St
Ely, MN. 55731
Phone: 800-950-2709
elycanoetrips.com

Sawtooth Outfitters
7213 Minnesota 61
Tofte, MN 55615
Phone: 218-663-7643
sawtoothoutfitters.com

Canadian Border Outfitters
14635 Canadian Border Road
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: 218-365-5847
canoetrip.com

Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters
7255 Crane Lake Road
Crane Lake, MN 55725
Phone: 800-777-7186
anderson-outfitters.com

Clearwater Lake Lodge
774 Clearwater Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218-388-2254
clearwaterhistoriclodge.com

Tuscarora Canoe Outfitters
193 Round Lake Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 800-544-3843
tuscaroracanoe.com

Rockwood Canoe Outfitters
50 Rockwood Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-388-2242
rockwoodbwca.com

Women’s Wilderness Discovery
13819 Otter Road
Ely, MN 55731
218-235-1994
womenswildernessdiscovery.com

Boundary Country Trekking
11 Poplar Creek Drive
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-388-4487
boundarycountry.com

New York

Raquette River Outfitters
1754 New York 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: 518-359-3228
raquetteriveroutfitters.com

Red Lake, ON, Canada

Red Lake Outfitters
#7 Highway 105
Red Lake, ON, Canada, P0V 2M0
Phone: 807-727-9797
redlakeoutfitters.com

United States

Minnesota

Piragis Northwoods Company
800-223-6565
piragis.com

Seagull Outfitters
218-388-2216
seagulloutfitters.com

Spirit of the Wilderness
800-950-2709
elycanoetrips.com

Sawtooth Outfitters
218-663-7643
sawtoothoutfitters.com

Canadian Border Outfitters
218-365-5847
canoetrip.com

Anderson’s Canoe Outfitters
800-777-7186
anderson-outfitters.com

Clearwater Lake Lodge
218-388-2254
clearwaterhistoriclodge.com

Tuscarora Canoe Outfitters
Phone: 800-544-3843
tuscaroracanoe.com

Rockwood Canoe Outfitters
218-388-2242
rockwoodbwca.com

Women’s Wilderness Discovery
218-235-1994
womenswildernessdiscovery.com

Boundary Country Trekking
218-388-4487
boundarycountry.com

New York

Raquette River Outfitters
518-359-3228
raquetteriveroutfitters.com

Canada

Red Lake, ON

Red Lake Outfitters
807-727-9797
redlakeoutfitters.com