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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 16 reviews
“Nice paddle”
Nice paddle
October 14, 2018, by BarkShadeau
It was nice to see and extraordinary to see the massive project to get this paddle done. Really fun attraction. It takes about 20 minutes to get all pictures and all done!
August 22, 2018, by Kate H
I loved it! It's basically an inside joke that friends made happen. If you can't enjoy that story it isn't for you. It's hidden off the road looking like someones laneway so it isn't overcrowded.
“Road Trip 2018”
Road Trip 2018
August 16, 2018, by Elaine B
This was a bit of an interesting travel to get to from Golden, the signs are not very well posted, and it is in the middle of a field, however, it was interesting to see it.