Name: Elie Kayaks
Manufactured In: Laval, Quebec
Where to Buy: Online or from authorised dealers
Canadian Owned: Yes
Elie Kayaks is one of the brands under the umbrella of Confluence Outdoor, owned by Pelican International Inc. Pelican has been producing kayaks in Canada since 1968. However, the company did not start as kayak makers, instead, it was a subcontractor making thermoforming plastic parts.
The company began making kayaks in 1970 after it was bought by Gérard Élie. Today, the company makes a wide range of boats under different brands. It has two manufacturing facilities in Canada: Laval and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, both in Quebec. To date, the company has sold over 5 million kayaks which are available online and shipped worldwide or from various retailers across Canada.