H2O Canoe Company - Canadian 16/6

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Starting at $3295 - view below for layup choices that include weights and prices .
Given the customization available, please send an email to [email protected] or call 613-376-6220 to place an order or to inquire about in-stock models.
Weight 0
Length 16'6"
Width 35"
Depth 14"
Bow Height 19"
Stern Height 19"
Rocker Bow 1"
Rocker Stern 1"
Optimal Paddler Weight (Low) 300 lbs
Optimal Paddler Weight (High) 500 lbs
Max Capacity 650 lbs
Canoe Shape Symmetrical
Hull Bottom Flat
Hull Sides Straight
Bow Shape Re-Curved
Keel Shoe Keel

Frontenac Outfitters

H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe Review

The H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe is a close replica of an early settler canoe.

The essence and versatility of a traditional canoe is captured with a symmetrical style hull and re-curved 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 and exit lines and a lower sheer. The 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 handy shoe keel (half keel) design aids tracking, protects against grounding, while sacrificing little in the way of maneuverability.The H20 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 flat-water canoe, we suggest you checkout the H2O Canoe Company Canadian 16/6 Canoe… After one test paddle, our team gives it 2 thumbs up!"


Great White North

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!

  • Innegra Tuff - 56 lbs / 24.9 kg - $3295.00
  • Kevlar - 51 lbs / 23.1 kg - $3495.00

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!

  • Carbon/Kevlar - 45 lbs / 20.4 kg - 

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!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 48 lbs / 21.3 kg - $3695.00
  • Kevlar - 45 lbs / 20.4 kg - $3895.00
  • Carbon/Kevlar - 45 lbs / 19.5 kg - $3995.00
  • Carbon/Innegra - 44 lbs - $3995.00

Pro-Lite 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!

  • Innegra/Basalt - 41 lbs / 18.1 kg - $4195.00
  • Kevlar - 39lbs - $4395.00
  • Carbon/Kevlar - 39 lbs - $4395.00
  • Carbon - 38 lbs / 17.2 kg - $4595.00
  • Carbon/Innegra - 38 lbs / 16.3 kg - $4495.00

Note 1: 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 and innovative layups, Click Here!

Integral Composite Gunwale (ICG)

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% lighter than traditional aluminum gunwales!

Wood Gunnel Options

  • Ash: $650.00 / Cherry: $700.00

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

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