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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
4.0 based on 24 reviews
“It is nice to see, but not necessary”
It is nice to see, but not necessary
July 27, 2022, by Stefanie H
There is a little pond to cool down, take your swimsuit with you, but the paddle is done within 5 seconds, honestly.
“Yep, it’s a Large Paddle”
Yep, it’s a Large Paddle
September 26, 2021, by K G
It isn’t clear what the attraction of a large paddle is, but it didn’t get more interesting at close range. If you are driving by, you can see it, but it’s not worth a detour. It isn’t mind-blowingly...
April 22, 2021, by Rockstar665
Wow that’s a big paddle!! This is definitely worth a little stop! It is right off the highway pretty much exactly 25kms east of Golden. If you are driving from west to east on your left-hand side...