The world’s largest paddle, near Golden, B.C., weighs 2.65 tons and took 200 hours and four gallons of varathane to build. (Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions/Black Press Media files)

Golden: The world’s largest paddle lives here

At more than 60 feet in length, this paddle weighs in excess of 2.65 tons

Paddling the rivers around Golden, B.C., is an adventure in itself, but for those looking for the best and the biggest in the paddle world, you’ll probably want to stop by this roadside attraction.

The Word’s Largest Paddle — verified by the Guinness Book of World Records — is at the Columbia Wetlands Adventures facility about 26 kilometres south of Golden.

The paddle is 18.5 metres long (that’s 609 feet!) and weighs 2,404 kilograms, or 2.65 tons.

The paddle is built from one Western Red Cedar log, and is said to have taken 200 hours of labour and four gallons of varathane.

The area is a great picnic spot, as well.

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