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World's Largest Hand Paddle / Oar

Certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title as the 'Largest Hand Paddle / Oar' and based on an actual paddle, this proportionally correct monolith is scaled up 13 times to over 60 feet - perfect for a 78-foot giant! Nestled below the towering Canadian Rocky Mountains, the World’s Largest Paddle provides breathtaking views of the surrounding Columbia River Valley near Golden, BC. Initially sparked by an off-the-cuff remark while brainstorming highway signage options, the idea of building a giant paddle took root in the imagination of owner Mark Teasdale. Six months later Mark surprised master woodworker Dave Stonehouse with a request to tackle the project, and a dream was born.

What does it take to build the world’s largest paddle?

  • One Western Red Cedar log, over 60 feet long
  • One 4' x 44' slab of LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
  • 5,300 lbs of materials in total
  • 200 hours of labour
  • 4 gallons of Varathane
  • a love of place and a great sense of humour

Quick Facts

  • Length: 18.573 m ( 60.9 feet)
  • Height: 2.8 m (9.2 feet)
  • Weight: 2,404 kg ( 5,300 lbs)
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
3.5 based on 19 reviews
“What visit. No signs, drove by.”
What visit. No signs, drove by.
August 01, 2019, by frankbI3968ZQ
I guess I could have done a little bit more in measuring how far this was from Golden. But we went down 95 and never saw a sign. Stopped two cars on side of road and they never heard of it?? Had...
“Wow cool”
Wow cool
July 09, 2019, by GSFE
Wow cool place and great idea. Located about 25km from Golden. A bit difficult to find but you'll see it on the left side with a small sign.take note of the address to get a good idea of the...
“Fun and funny!”
Fun and funny!
June 28, 2019, by GK360
"Well done" to the people who put this together. What a fun stop along Hwy 95! When we saw this on the map we definitely had to check it out. Obviously it is placed here with humorous intentions, and...