Steven Hanton

A passion for beautiful and functional craft that can be used to access remote places and enjoy nature, is at the heart of the Canvas Canoes ethos.

Since 2006, Steven has been combining wilderness travel and bushcraft with his love for traditional carpentry.  He is an experienced wilderness educator, having taught wilderness skills at home and abroad for 10 years.  He's led remote expeditions to the subarctic, jungle and desert and has spent time living with indigenous people for whom crafting is a way of life. 

Passionate about traditional carpentry, building wood and canvas canoes began as a hobby and quickly turned into a profession as the quality of Steven's craftsmanship became evident. 

Canvas Canoes has now evolved into a supplier of the finest wooden canoes and paddles, and regularly offers consultancy in wilderness skills and canoeing lore.  

We have been the subject of various articles and have supplied canoes and consultancy to several production companies for TV and Film. 

Our 15ft canoe (and Steven's legs!) featured in a VW Golf commercial in 2016

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Removing birch bark for a container project