Canvas Canoe Restoration

6:00 PM


Rod Tait

Canvas Canoe Restoration

Got a classic canoe that needs some help.  Join this presentation on the basic steps of restoring a canvas canoe and see how a piece of heritage is brought back to life.


As owner of Orca Boats, Rod Tait has been designing and building custom wooden canoes and kayaks for over 20 years. From his small shop in Coquitlam, B.C., the company has grown to international status with commissioned boats proudly on display in the Vancouver International Airport, luxury homes across North America and beyond. Boat have been also featured in print ads, several televisions shows and in full length feature films. His water craft are prized by discerning owners, some of whom never let their boats touch water. Rod’s work can be seen on his web site at

Room 4

  Vancouver Boat Show