16ft Royalex (Backcountry Canoe; Max 2 persons)

Our Royalex Penobscots have covered some backcountry miles! These lightweights are only for portaging trips, and are robust enough for the rugged Nova Scotia wilderness. Lacking in rocker and slightly narrower, the Royalex track extremely well. Perfect for a well packed couple out for a multi-day trip. They don't make Royalex anymore, so we limit them to 2 passengers only!

Note: These canoes can not be rented to be used with portage carts! If you want to use a portage cart, please opt for a polyethylene boat and put your extra cash towards a Merrymakedge veggie burger!

Your rental will include:

  • 2 PFDs
  • 2 Paddles
  • 1 Boater Safety Kit (500mL cloth bailer, whistle, 50'/15m buoyant heaving line)
  • 1 Lake Map (including a key to the navigational aids)


  • Squeaky nylon web seats
  • Aluminum gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Ash thwart and yoke (not comfortable)
  • Shallow arch hull
  • Straight sides
  • Minimal rocker



Royalex (ABS)


16’2” / 4.9 m


34" / 86.4 cm



Bow Height:

21" / 53.3 cm


13.75” / 35 cm


58 lbs / 26.3 kg

Max Load Range:

1100 lbs / 500 kg