Company History

Canada’s Oldest Canoe Company

Canoe on dock

For over 70 Years the Langford name has stood for quality. The Beaver, an iconic Canadian symbol is placed on each Langford Canoe and Paddle as an indication of our own rigorous quality standards. Standards that have set the benchmark for decades. The Beaver Symbol assures you that your Canadian made Langford Canoe is the finest of its kind, built for serious wilderness travel, or basic recreation and everything in between.

Langford has been designing and
building canoes for three quarters of
a century.

A little bit of history…

After decades of designing and building canoes, our original owner and founder officially incorporated his company in 1940.  For the better part of a century, the cedar canoe has been the centre of our focus, honing the canoes to a point of perfection.  While continuing to push the art of cedar canoe construction, Langford Canoe has also revolutionized the canoe industry,  when we became the first Canadian canoe company to build functional light weight canoes, the first to use carbon fibre and lead the modernization of manufacturing methods, by utilizing the same techniques and materials found in areospace, marine and automotive manufacture.

Langford’s master builders, blend high functioning, and time tested designs with constant meticulous refinement.  Because of this our canoes will paddle with greater ease, provide a superior measure of safety, unrivaled durability and unmatched longevity.  A few strokes of the paddle, will demonstrate just how much better our hull designs are.

At Langford we invite and encourage all of our prospective customers to shop around and compare before making that first exciting purchase. The most important step in the process is test paddling. Wherever possible test before you buy.  Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned paddler, we at the Langford family look forward to meeting, and discussing all of your canoeing needs.