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Old Town Discovery 169

Popular Canadian Canoe for Touring and Camping Trips

A true 'workhouse', the 169 is a great instructional open boat suitiable for a wide variety of uses

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Old Town Discovery 169

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Old Town Discovery 169


At close to17 feet in length, the 169 is the longest in the Old Town Discovery series. Primarily designed to cover distance, the Discovery 169 performs efficiently even when it is heavily loaded with gear. The three layer construction is well manufactured to be tough and durable, providing many years of maintenance free canoeing.


Popular with outdoor centres worldwide thanks to its stable, proven hull shape and build quality. Also popular with paddlers looking to do multiday overnight canoe camping trips whether in the Highlands of Scotland or the sunnier rivers of Southern France. Paddled tandem, with lots of kit the 169 is many open boaters canoe of choice. For solo paddling, or carrying less gear, the Discovery 169 has the same great quality and hull shape, but in a smaller package.


As a canoe that tracks well, can carry an enormous load, and stable, although not the lightest or most manoeuvrable- the Discovery 169 is a great choice for the paddlers who aspire to cover longer distances, need plenty of stability or may need additional room and load capacity.

Key Features

  • Wood / Webbed Seats
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart.
  • Vinyl gunwales.
  • Comfortable moulded in carry handles.
  • Extremely durable triple layer polyethylene.

Hull Shape

  • Shallow arch bottom with straight sides and moderate rocker


  • Length: 16' 9"/ 5.1 m
  • Width: 37" / 94 cm
  • Weight: 85 lbs / 38.6 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1,350-1,400 lbs / 612.3-635 kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Discovery 169 for your weight
  • Material: Triple layer Polyethylene



Old Town Discovery 169 in green
Old Town Discovery 169 in red
Old Town Discovery 169 in red


Recommended Accessories

Carlise Economy canoe paddle

Economy Canoe Paddle

Lightweight and durable, this is the perfect all-purpose paddle. An 8" X 20" blade adds power to your stroke. The tempered-aluminum shaft has a 13" plastic grip for sure handling.

Price £24.95

Carlisle Scout Canoe Paddle

Grey Owl Scout Canoe Paddle

Made with laminated basswood, these paddles offer a great quality paddle that is lighter and more comfortable in the hand than an alloy canoe paddle.

Price £64.95

Canoe Trolley

Canoe Trolley

Easily collapsible, the trolley's wheels can also be removed allowing it to be stored in the boat if you are a long way from the car or portaging on a multi-day trip. 

  • 26cm wheels
  • Removable pneumatic wheels for compact storage
  • Frame folds up when not in use
  • Stand to aid loading/unloading
  • Finished in Black Chrome powder coating
  • Carrying capacity 60 kg's.

Price £69.95

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

CSG Canoe & Kayak Painter Kit

A painter kit can be used to secure your canoe or kayak to the bank, to  secure the bow/stern when loaded on a vehicle and to pull you the riverbank/shore.

  • 2x 6m lenghts of floating rope.
  • 2x lengths of elasticated cord.

Price £17.99

Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.

For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Old Town Discovery 169, please call us on 01925 818437