Old Town Discovery 169

Very popular all round open canoe for Tandem and solo use

The Old Town Discovery 169 is a larger multi purpose open canoe ideal for Family or Tandem open canoeing constructed from an extremely tough triple layer plastic.

Old Town Discovery 169 Open Canoe in Red

Old Town Discovery 169 - Red

Old Town Discovery 169 - Red, Top and side view
Old Town Discovery 169 - Paddling
Old Town Discovery 169 - fishing from a tandem canoe
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Old Town Discovery 169


Being one of the longest options in the Old Town Discovery range, the Old Town Discovery 169 is a high capacity open canoe with the ability to take two paddlers and kit. This makes it a perfect boat for long multi-day trips, paddling with all the family and more! The additional length and space mean you can happily fit two adult paddlers and two child passengers allowing the whole family to be able to get out together. Alternatively, it makes a brilliant option for taking a four legged friend with you or for loading with kit for a multi-day expedition. The Discovery 169 is quite a wide boat, which helps achieve the high weight capacity and space as well as helping make it a stable, confidence inspiring model.

You can paddle long distances with ease in the Discovery 169 due to it being nearly 17 foot long. Even when loaded with kit, you will find that the tracking and efficiency of the boat will still be fantastic! It is has been a popular option for capacity and versatility for a long time, and for good reason, it really is a do it all boat.

The Old Town Discovery 169 will be a hard wearing and long lasting boat thanks to its triple layer construction and nylon gunwales. You can paddle and explore without fear of damaging the boat on something unknown under the water. This also makes it a fantastic boat for whitewater and any hard paddling.

Did you know? The Discovery 169 is also available in an 'outfitter' spec. This swaps the wood webbed seats for plastic seats and is a great option for hire fleets and centre use etc. It has been a go-to option for trade customers. To find out more, please click here.


  • Wood/ Web seats.
  • Polyethylene decks with grab handles.
  • Black vinyl gunwales.
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart.
  • Durable three layer construction


  • Length: 16' 9" / 5.1m
  • Width: 37" / 94cm
  • Weight: 91lbs / 41.3kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1390lbs / 593.76 Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Discovery 169 for your weight

Old Town Discovery 169 Colours

Old Town Discovery 158 - Red


Old Town Discovery 158 - Camo


Old Town Discovery 158 - Green



8mm Floating Line - 5m

5mm floating line - 5 metre

A 5 metre length of 8mm floating line. A great option to use for the painters on your canoe.


Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

The best, most secure option for carrying your canoe off the water.


RUK Buoyancy Blocks

RUK Buoyancy Blocks

The RUK Buoyancy blocks are sturdy, and easy to use / fit and make rescung a canoe far easier.


5m Roofrack Straps

5metre roofrack straps

Roofrack straps are essential for transporting your canoe on the car - a 5 metre length is perfect for a canoe.



For delivery of Old Town Discovery 169 please contact us with your delivery address and we will endeavour to provide a delivery price & service using our own fleet of vehicles where possible.

Alternatively we offer nationwide click and collect service from any of our stores as listed below.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Old Town Discovery 169 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, Hampshire
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, Cheshire
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, Norfolk

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Old Town Discovery 169