In designing and manufacturing their extremely durable, stylish line of canoes in Nelson, Bob & Colleen Hellman feel they have hit life?s sweet spot. Bob, originally from Manitoba, and Colleen, from Montreal, get to combine an exacting, high quality production plant with a high quality recreational life that includes canoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, and hiking, for the couple and their two young girls.
Not only do they get to live in an area blessed with great rivers and lakes (to test their canoes on), they are centrally located to take advantage of efficient delivery options throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Hellman Canoes can be found in high quality outdoor shops and at outfitters across Canada. Next time you?re in Nelson, arrange for a tour of the Hellman’s manufacturing facility, six miles north of Nelson.