You've found the headwaters of high-tech portaging.
CVCA designs and manufactures products to make getting from lake to lake with your canoe an easier and less painful experience. If you've ever been to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, chances are you've seen our products. You'll find them on the canoes of the best outfitters (like Voyageur Outfitters , Seagull Outfitters, Wilderness Outfitters, Williams & Hall, and Spirit of the Wilderness to name a few...) and as original equipment on Wenonah and Bell canoes. You've found the source for the best equipment in portaging - click on the tabs on the left to see our products or to get in touch with us, or scroll down to meet us!
Universal Seat Mounted in kayak
In 2004, we began a project to make paddling accessible to all. This project produced the Universal Paddling Seat. The world of adaptive paddling is growing rapidly, and to better serve this market we've created a new arm of our business called Chosen Valley Creating Ability. View our current catalog on Facebook or visit us at www.creatingability.com
Who We Are
CVCA is located in the Chosen Valley of Chatfield, Minnesota, and is a family-run business - literally. Between Kevin, Karen and any combination of their 6 kids (including our youngest with Down Syndrome), we've grown this business to its current size though hard work, long days, and a healthy dose of discipline & love. So when you order a product from us, you're getting the BEST - from people who care about each other and about your satisfaction.
So give our products a try - we guarantee you'll think they're the greatest