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AO Boatwerks – Serving the Paddling Community

We’re hiring!  

Permanent full and part time retail sales associates for our Haliburton location.   Click here for more information or to apply

Retail & Rental Paddling School The Boater Board
Our retail & rental shop in Minden, Ontario, is THE full-service kayak and canoe shop in the Haliburton region. With the buying power of Algonquin Outfitters behind it, you can be sure to find a great selection of top brands at AO Boatwerks. The shop boasts the latest models of kayaks and canoes for lake paddling, river running and playboating, along with an extensive range of accessories. A whitewater rental and demo fleet is also on hand, ready to tackle the world class whitewater at the nearby Gull River. The Paddling School offers affordable, high quality, safe whitewater instruction, with a high level of standard in safety and CKC certified instructors. The school is located on the beautiful Gull River in Minden, Ontario, where we provide the latest in whitewater kayaks, inflatable “duckies,” canoes and equipment. The Gull River provides safe class I and II swiftwater and rapids for students. Looking for the latest beta on Ontario water levels, whitewater hotspots or trip reports? Eddy in to the Boater Board. This popular kayaking forum features discussion on whitewater paddling, equipment & gear, places to paddle and is a great place to meet and chat with other whitewater enthusiasts.