About Us

Buckhorn Canoe Company is owned and operated by Dick Persson. We are builders, restorers and outfitters of traditional all-wood, wood-canvas canoes and small boats. Dick has extensive historical knowledge of the old canoe companies and their boat and canoe models and is skilled in conservation and restoration of old watercraft. He is a volunteer and a regular contributor of his expertise both as a builder and a historian to the Canadian Canoe Museum, Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and blogs regularly about his work and related subject matters.

Adjacent to the workshop is our store where you can purchase accessories to canoes and small boats, marine paint, varnish, hardware, fasteners, repair and restoration supplies, paddles, and oars among other things.

You will find us in the village of Buckhorn 30 min drive north of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.