AO Boatwerks, the only full service whitewater kayak and canoe shop in the Haliburton/Muskoka area, boasts the latest models of kayaks and canoes for river running and playboating, along with an extensive range of accessories. A rental and demo fleet is also on hand for the world class whitewater at the nearby Gull River. In addition, AO Boatwerks also carries a full lineup of flatwater canoes and kayaks, wakeboards, waterskis, water toys and surfwear. Everything you need for a day on the river, the lake, or at the cottage can be found at AO Boatwerks. Be sure to visit the Boatwerks website at www.boatwerks.net. Log onto the site and get the current water levels for many popular rivers in the area or join like-minded paddlers on the ‘Boater Board’ forum for current news and chat relevant to the sport.

Call 1-866-kayak-0 to ask about our kayaking school on the Gull River in Minden, Head Lake in Haliburton or we can arrange to come to your cottage or event to teach you from basic to advanced paddling skills, both flatwater and whitewater by one of our qualified instructors.


Contact Information

12667 Highway #35
Minden, ON, K0M 2K0
GPS location: 44.9314°, -78.7153°
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Phone: 705-286-1492
Toll Free: 1-866-KAYAKS-0


  • Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards & paddling equipment
  • Demo flatwater kayak program
  • Rental canoes, kayaks and paddleboards
  • Rental whitewater canoes & kayaks
  • Surf clothing & swimwear
  • Wakeboards, waterskis, & towables
  • Whitewater paddling instruction
  • Download our 2017 AO BoatwerksWhitewater Paddling School Brochure (PDF)
  • Dogs Allowed – Dogs Allowed

Store Hours


Season: Opens the first Friday in May until Labour Day weekend
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm


Season: After Labour Day Weekend until Thanksgiving weekend
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm