Oldest Birchbark Canoe Discovered

The oldest known surviving birch bark canoe is headed to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.


The original build-it-yourself kit

– Last Updated: Feb-11-11 7:34 PM EST –

Canadian Film Board
How to make a Birch Bark Canoe from scratch :


No nails, no high tech adhesives, no modern equipment, raw and beautiful in its simplicity and art.
César Newashish, a 67-year-old Attikamek of the Manawan Reserve north of Montreal,
uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots and tree gum.