Find out about the World’s Largest Paddle

A locally sourced, locally crafted roadside attraction!

Initially sparked by an off-the-cuff remark while brainstorming highway signage options, the idea of building a giant paddle took root in the imagination of owner Mark Teasdale. Six months later Mark surprised master woodworker Dave Stonehouse with a requ est to tackle the project, and a dream was born.

What does it take to build the world’s largest paddle?

  • One Western Red Cedar log, over 60 feet long
  • One 4' x 44' slab of LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
  • 5300 lbs of materials in total
  • 200 hours of labour
  • 4 gallons of Varathane
  • a love of place and a great sense of humour

Dave assembled a cardboard template thirteen times larger than an actual paddle, then he and Mark hand-selected a towering Western Red Cedar log for the paddle’s shaft. The paddle blade’s distinctive striped finish was created by using an enormous slab of LVL that is laminated to reveal the natural wood grain. 40 hours of sanding later, Mark’s parents, Chris and Mo Teasdale, applied 5 coats of Varathane for a glowing finish.

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!

Quick Facts

  • Length: 18.573 m ( 60.9 feet)
  • Height: 2.8 m (9.2 feet)
  • Weight: 2404 kg ( 5300 lbs)