This is Me, this is us.

This is me, this is who I am. My name is Jerry Cunningham. I have four boys and a girl (not in photo). I have tripped extensively with the four sons and the dog Mergie (Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the best dog in the world), mostly in Ontario, in everything from multi-day, rivers and lakes, to four and five day white water trips. All come with a story. This is where all of my experience comes from.

The boys are older than depicted, me too! But not by much. Now that I am in Nova Scotia it is more difficult to do the trips but they are in the works.

Retail Experience

My life in retail started after retirement from the real world. I was lucky enough to begin a second career at a outdoor store in Barrie Ontario where I cut my chops on selling canoes, kayaks, tents and all means of outdoor gear. My theory on retail has always been to educate the consumer, that's you, in whatever product they were interested in and let them make an informed decision. 

I took that theory to work at Swift Canoe and Kayak and found great success. I found that even if you didn't buy a boat from me you walked away better educated on canoes and kayaks and maybe sometime, down the road you would come and buy from me.

Swift Canoes and Kayaks

I love Swift canoes and kayaks and I don't paddle anything else. They are well constructed, Canadian made and beautiful. They paddle like a dream and I challenge you to find a lighter stronger craft. That is why I sell only Swift. 

Please have a look at what I have to offer. If you have any questions give me a call. I service the entire Maritimes and the Province of Quebec.

Reviews and Testimonials


Ken G. Dartmouth N.S.

I must admit when I first saw your add on Kijiji I thought it was too good to be true.  Who believes an add that goes like, custom purchase order for a Swift Canoe at an amazing price and delivered to your door !!  Your add turned out better than true and has led to the best experience in purchasing a canoe I have ever had.

When I requested more details about this canoe your guidance provided me the confidence I needed to place the order for this lifetime purchase of a Swift canoe.  Your courteous demeanour, knowledge and service excellence that you provided to me was much appreciated during my enquiries into this product.  When you dropped off my canoe yesterday (yup, right at my front door) I was blown away by its quality and the details that make this canoe a life experience.

If you ever need a reference for the honesty of your business or quality of the Swift canoe, please don't hesitate to provide my name and contact information.  Thanks again !!


Alan B. Wolfville, N.S.

I bought a Prospector 16, Beautiful boat, great service, delivered right to my door and on time.

Steve L. Moncton N.B.

I appreciated the time Jerry Spent with me to insure that I was choosing the right boat. I am 64 and the lighter the better. Thank you Jerry

Glen and Kimberly A. Charlottetown P.E.I.

Apprehensive to say the least. Buying a kayak in this fashion, pay half for a boat you've never seen to someone you have never met? Sounded like a recipe for disaster. Jerry was helpful, accommodating, professional and honest. The boat was delivered on time as promised and we are so very happy with the new kayaks. Thank you very much.

Chris E. Bras D'or Lakes, Cape Breton

Thank you Jerry for your prompt response to inquiries and delivering canoe when suggested .I would be glad to refer him and his company to friends and neighbors .The product is top quality Canadian made which is important to me .
Thanks again .



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