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Old Town Discovery 169

Large Canoe Built for Strength and Durability

Popular, robust canoe, designed for ease of use and predictability.

Old Town Discovery 169

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Old Town Discovery 169

At close to seventeen feet in length, the 169 is the longest in the Old Town Discovery Series of canoes. Primarily designed to cover distance and transport heavier loads with stability and predictable performance. The Discovery 169 performs efficiently even when it is heavily loaded with gear and with multiple passengers. The three-layer polyethylene 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. The Disco 169 is 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 158 has the same great build 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. The Old Town Discovery Outfitter is also available for those wanting even more durability, as it can be supplied with 2/3 hard-wearing plastic seat options.

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: 91 lbs / 41.3 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1,309lbs / 593.76 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 Camo


Old Town 169 Green


Old Town 169 Red



Recommended Accessories

Old Town Snap In Seat

ABS Snap In Center Seat

A removeable temporary centre seat that snaps easily and securely into place so you can take an extra passenger without the need for fully fitting a fixed seat.

Grey Owl Scout

Grey Owl Scout Paddle

A Canadian made paddle constructed from 3 ply laminated basswood. A great lightweight all round paddle perfect for the bow or stern paddler.

Grey Owl Voyageur

Grey Owl Voyaguer Paddle

Made in Canada from black cherry, ash, butternut and basswood the voyageur is an excellent all-around paddle that looks as good as it feels. Our most popular all round canoe paddle, that offers great strength to weight ratio. The shape is designed to offer good protection it shallow waters and works equally well for a bow or stern paddler. The fine craftmanship shows throughout the paddle with its 7ply laminate blade highlighting this. Its glossy varnished finish really sets the paddle off visually particularly on the water.

Blue Barrels

Canoe Barrels

A highly versatile water proof storage option. Barrels offer greater durability that dry bags and also protect the contents from any crushing. As well as being great for transporting kit when paddling they also double as kit storage at home, and being watertight are also ideal for transporting your wet kit home in the car. Please note- these barrels are brand new and first quality, not reconditioned or seconds.

C Tug Trolley

C Tug Trolley

The single best canoe trolley available, featuring a huge 120kg static weight carry capacity. The adjustable rubber feet allow a customised fit on your canoes hull and the high quality easy to use cam strap buckle offer peace of mind that your canoe wont be bouncing off the trolley. The Ctug dissembles easily and quickly for stowage. The construction materials used mean the C tug will remain rust free and last for a long time to come.

Price £101.96 (RRP £119.95 - Saving £17.99)

Thule Loackable Straps

Thule Lockable Roofrack Straps

Keep your new canoe safe with Thule's innovative 4m lockable strap. Each strap contains a highly durable steel core wire. The buckle has a protective cover to avoid scratches on your canoe. The lockable straps offer peace of mind when leaving your canoe racked over night or even just at rest stops along your journey. The heavy duty lock provide a visual deterrent for opportunistic thieves.

Price £69.99 (RRP £74.99 - Saving £5.00)

Delivery Of Canadian Canoes

We offer a delivery service for Open Canoes covering many areas of mainland UK using our own fleet of vehicles. Due to shipping restrictions from our couriers, we are unable to offer a courier delivery service for this product range.

Please contact us with your address and we can advise price and availability for delivery to your area.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

We offer a collect from store service for the Old Town Discovery 169. 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