Our History



Building memories since 1978

Originally started in 1978 as “Trent Canoe”, our sights were firmly set on building the absolute best line of Cedar strip canoes. Our quality expectations were set very high from the beginning, resulting in having to manufacture practically everything needed for our boats in house including seats, yokes, thwarts and related items to fully complete the canoes.

Keen interest along with working familiarity provided the fuel for the transition to composites. The rising cost, environmental considerations, along with a reduction in the availability of good quality cedar materials providing the spark that started the transition into composite materials.

As the demand for lighter weight materials increased, so to did the assortment of  newer materials and processes. Reinvented as The Holy Cow Canoe Company in the mid 90’s, we concentrated our efforts in building some of the very best light weight composite canoes, with the same attention to detail, and user friendly designs we had come to be known for.

With a clear understanding that even with the very best equipment, materials, and engineering, building a quality composite canoe is in part, science and part art work. Much of the final quality & long term strength comes down to the skill of the builder to put all the ingredients together correctly, in the proper locations to create a craft that is not only strong and sea worthy but also light weight and beautiful to look at.

We believe that our standards should never be limited to just the canoes itself, but should always consider the people that paddle them. For this reason we have always insisted that all the individual items that go into a Holy Cow Canoe are designed & engineered to compliment & work with each other, rather then build a canoe that ends up as just the sum of a number of different materials. The end result is a canoe that will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment and memories & simply makes for a far superior canoe.

We are certain you will find our line up and craftsmanship exceptional, and our value second to none.

Holy Cow Canoe on eBay

Holy Cow Canoe on eBay



eBay celebrates 10 years in Canada by inducting Canadians into Hall of Fame, launching Free The Children charity auction and awarding $5,000 in contest prizes

TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ – eBay today celebrates the 10th anniversary of the launch of and a decade of connecting millions of buyers and sellers across the country, helping them to explore opportunities in the world of online commerce. eBay Canada marks the milestone with the induction of Canadians into the eBay Canada Hall of Fame, the launch of a charity auction to benefit Free The Children

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