The World’s Largest Paddle Newsroom.

Please check here for photo updates, press releases and media updates.

The World’s Largest Paddle, constructed in the fall of 2013, is located near Golden BC in the beautiful Columbia River Valley. The paddle is a Canadian roadside attraction that provides a touchstone for Canadian identity and offers a fun place to experience a wilderness setting.


Global News - June 11, 2016

QUIZ: Can you name these famous B.C. highway attractions?...

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Calgary Herald - June 11, 2016

Building a career of adventure...

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Toronto Star - April 28, 2016

A BC Rockies road trip wioth baby in tow...

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My Spotlight Kanada - July 2015

Columbia Wetlands - PaddeIn zwischen Bergen...

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British Columbia Magazine - Fall 2014

The latest addition to British Columbia's collection of oversized roadside kitsch...

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CanoeRoots - Summer / Fall 2014

The Paddler's 50: World records, technological triumphs and one tireless beaver, there’s a lot to love about canoeing right now... [read more]

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Canada Express - August 13, 2014

록키산맥의 관문이자 비씨주 최동편에 위치한 도시인 골든은 약 4천 명의 인구로 구성된 작은 규모의 도시이다. ... [read more]

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The Province - August 13, 2014

If you’re up a creek without a paddle, the mountain-ringed B.C. community of Golden has a new trick up its sleeve. [read more]

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Vancouver Sun - August 13, 2014

The town of Golden, B.C. might be small in numbers, with a population of approximately 4,000, but when it comes to paddles, it definitely goes big. [read more]

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LA Times - August 13, 2014

There's the Giant Artichoke in Castroville, Calif., and the Giant Tire in Allen Park, Mich. Now a new roadside attraction in British Columbia has made it into the big time too: a giant canoe paddle. [read more]

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Guinness World Record

PRESS RELEASE - July 29, 2014

Columbia Wetlands Adventures are delighted to announce that they have successfully set the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for 'Largest Hand Paddle / Oar' as stated in an email from Guinness World Records. For more information please download the press release.

Quick Facts

  • 18.573 metres/60.9 feet long
  • 2.802m / 9.2 feet high
  • 2404 kg/5300 lbs

Mark Teasdale, owner of the World’s Largest Paddle, built the paddle with master woodworker Dave Stonehouse, and was assisted by Mo and Chris Teasdale. Passionate about the value of the area, Mark aims to provide a fun way to access the Columbia River and the diversity of its wetlands.

In February 2014 the Guinness Book of World Records paperwork was completed to formally recognize the paddle’s world record status. Come visit a world-class roadside attraction!