AO Boatwerks is the only full-service whitewater kayak and canoe shop in the Haliburton/Muskoka area. We offer the latest models of kayaks and canoes for river running and play-boating, along with an extensive range of accessories. AO Boatwerks also carries a full line of flatwater canoes and kayaks, wakeboards, waterskis, water toys and surfwear. You’ll find everything you need for a day at the cottage or on the water, whether you prefer a river or lake! As well, our rental and demo fleet is available for those wishing to test their skills at the world-class whitewater paddling on the nearby Gull River. You can call 1-800-469-4948 to find out about our paddling school on the Gull River in Minden. We can arrange to visit your cottage or event to provide paddling skills workshops, from basic to advanced, both flatwater and whitewater, led by qualified instructors.

Be sure to visit the Boatwerks website at www.boatwerks.net. Log in to get current water levels for many popular rivers in the area or join like-minded paddlers on the ‘Boater Board’ forum for current news and chats relevant to the sport.


Monday10 AM–6 PM
Friday10 AM–6 PM
Saturday10 AM–6 PM
Sunday10 AM–5 PM

Contact Information

12667 Highway #35
Minden, ON, K0M 2K0
GPS location: 44.9314°, -78.7153°
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Phone: 705-286-1492


  • Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards & paddling equipment
  • Flatwater kayak demo program
  • Rental canoes, kayaks & paddleboards
  • Rental whitewater canoes & kayaks
  • Surf clothing & swimwear
  • Wakeboards, waterskis & towables
  • Whitewater paddling instruction
  • Dogs Allowed – Dogs allowed

Minden Whitewater Preserve