Our Workshop


Our shop is located in the Gatineau Hills, near Wakefield, Quebec about 40 minutes from Ottawa.

Operation Cycle

We operate on a cycle akin to the school year. In the fall we do all our milling of wood and make all our parts for the next year. This is also “research and development” time, when new jigs and techniques are tried and shop maintenance undertaken. From late autumn until spring we repair and build. In the spring we do all the painting, varnishing and finishing and, by late June, are winding down.

In July and August we close the shop and go paddling for the summer. The search for good wood sources continues all year round.

People are welcome to visit our workshop any time we are there.  Please call for specific directions.

Read the Headwaters Story: Appeared in WestJet's In-Flight Publication, Airlines, in April 2003

Headwaters Story
To download or view as a pdf document the article by Heather Cullen, which appeared in the April, 2003 issue of WestJet’s in-flight publication, AirLines, please click the image above.
  • What I saw stopped me in my tracks...functional works of art. I could see why buyers come from as far away as England, Whitehorse and Vancouver Island to purchase their wares.  
    Heather Cullen, Journalist