Once again Pelican International is proud to be considered one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.

We are world leaders in the design and manufacture of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats. For over 50 years Pelican has leveraged our mastery of thermoforming to deliver durable, quality products at affordable prices. A commitment to innovation, investment in state of the art technology and rigorous quality control standards are the cornerstones of our business philosophy. Our guiding principle is simple and enduring: to bring quality products within reach of all outdoor enthusiasts.


RAM-X™ is a multi-layer material exclusive to us. It is known for its high impact-resistance, its ability to regain its initial shape after violent impacts and its UV-protected exterior finish.

RAM-X™ has become the benchmark for quality in the industry. We are the leading North American kayak manufacturer to use Twin Sheet Thermoforming (TST) technology. TST produces a lighter, stiffer and stronger product than is possible with other manufacturing methods. The combination of Pelican's proprietary materials combined with the TST process results in a lightweight product that has unparalleled rigidity, exceptional impact and breakage resistance, outstanding longevity and superior safety.


With a growing family of over 600 employees between our three facilities in Laval and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Pelican promotes safety, empowerment and growth within its culture.

Our unionized plant workers are trained to the highest standards in safety to ensure a secure work environment. We believe in a promote-from-within-first strategy so that our employees feel challenged to further their career aspirations. A robust human resources department continually improves our office life through the inclusion of new initiatives such as a new in-house gym facility, the creation of various fitness & well-being classes, and the planning of employee group events! We offer the best because we want the best!


Pelican strives to get everyone out and on the water, to see the beauty in the nature that surrounds us.

We believe that the more people who treasure the outdoors, the more people there will be who value its continued survival. Pelican kayaks are made with more than 50% post-industrial recycled material. Half of our boats are manufactured with post-industrial recycled plastic. Plus, we are able to recycle 99% of all plastic scrap created during our manufacturing process. During the colder months, specialized air conduits allow Pelican to warm its factory by recycling and redistributing the heat generated by our ovens during the manufacturing process. Pelican is also proud to support a wide range of regional wildlife charities, conservation funds, children's and health charities throughout Canada and the United States.


We promote safe boating

Pelican International promotes safe boating. Every passenger must wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) when aboard a boat. Before going boating, read the PFD manufacturer's information pamphlet and adjust your PFD so it fits properly. 
Whether it’s for a day of family fun, a romantic sunset paddle or a trek to your favourite fishing spot, Pelican has the perfect boat for you. 

See you on the water!