The Canoe

The Canoe, produced by Goh Iromoto,  is a publication of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. Visit ontariotravel.net/paddle for more information.

Film Description

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.”
- James Raffan, adventurer, acclaimed author and
   Director Emeritus of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

This evocative short documentary film by Goh Iromoto captures the human connection and the remarkable bond created by Canada’s well-known craft and national symbol, the canoe. By illustrating the stories of five paddling enthusiasts across the province of Ontario, Canada—a majestic background both in landscape and history—viewers can envision how the canoe has allowed different people to connect with their families, their inner selves, their landscapes, their homes and new and traditional Canadian cultures.

The film underscores the strength of the canoe and the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections. This film is a true reflection of what Canadian canoe culture looks like today.