NORQUAY Co. was launched in 2013 by Natasha Wittke; artist, adventurist and avid canoeist obsessed with the great outdoors and equally for great design.
Where does the name Norquay come from?
“ Our brand Norquay Co. was named after a tny Algonquinesque island, nested in the cool waters of Lake Huron, where my first solo camping trip took place. Following that experience, at the age of 14, I set out on a month-long, 600km canoe trip through the northern-most point of Ontario along the Missinaibi River up to Moosenee, where I spent so much time with a paddle in my hand I suppose it was inevitable I would make it my canvas one day.” - Natasha Wittke
Our Artisan Painted Canoe Padldes
We are committed to creating quality handmade products, made right here in our homeland of Canada. Our Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are made from solid cherry wood in New Liskeard, Northern Ontario. Each paddle is selected for its unique attributes and then hand finished in our Montreal-based studio. It is our Northern heritage and extensive backcountry canoeing adventures that have influenced the designs behind each of our paddle series.
Collectible pieces of functional art
Norquay Artisan Painted Canoe Paddles are varnish finished for greater durability and protection against the elements. While it is not recommended for the rigors of extended wilderness trips, they are great for cruising around the lake on day trips or gracing your cabin's wall.