"Beyond Sport: Traditional Archery - A Timeless Connection to Heritage, Patience, and Nature"

All youโ€™ll need is a bow, some arrows, and something to shoot at.

Keep it simple

John’s Archery mission is
to share with you the passion for traditional archery.

Traditional archery is a journey through time, a pursuit that transcends sport.
It’s more than arrows hitting targets; it’s a profound connection to history, demanding mastery of ancient techniques.
In each draw of the bow, there’s a whisper of tradition, a timeless practice that fosters patience, focus, and an intimate bond with nature.

Whether youโ€™re new to archery, or an experienced archer and youโ€™re interested in traditional archery, John’s Archery is offering exceptional service in case you need archery equipment, support, or just have some questions.

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Here you are. That John guy's bio...

At a very young age of 54 years, John started shooting a few arrows a day while on vacation.

For the next 4 years, John would shoot each vacation and was convinced that he would buy his own bow and arrows.

At the age of 59 years, and after shooting dozens of arrows (about 5 or 6 dozen), John bought his own bow and arrows.

He practised each day in his yard with his 12 arrows from June until August before joining a local archery club.

John shot weekly at the local club for the next few years, going to many tournaments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, became a very good shooter and was successful at many tournaments.

In April 2021, John opened his own archery business, John’s Archery, to supply traditional archers with all of the equipment and supplies they would need.

John’s business venture was not only supported by his wife, Karen but also by his good friends Joe MacHoll, MacHoll IT-Services and Bridget Benz, owner of ‘The Barn’.

John is now the NCCP coach for ‘The Barn’.

They still love John but sometimes they just have to beat him!

Archery on Cape Breton Island

Highland Bow & Arrow

Traditional only

Cape Breton Bowmen

Mostly Compound


Try-Archery seven days a week from 1o:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Get your appointment. Call John 902-371-4718

All Courses and try-it events are taking place at:
21 joanne Langford dr, french road, ns, b1k 3p9

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Proudly offering a wide selection of top brands including Galaxy, Goldtip, and Easton, we’re excited to announce our newest addition:

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– Shooters with higher draw strengths require a medium to heavy but ultra-thin carbon arrow shaft.
– Shooters with light draw strength need very soft spine values with a low overall arrow weight.
The Barracuda Carbon arrow shafts we have in stock are in spine values from 1000, 1300, 1600 and 1800.
The shafts are extremely thin with an outer diameter of 5-6.5 mm, depending on the spine value. They have the advantage of a relatively thick wall, which massively increases their stability!
Due to the small inner diameter, no insert cams and no inserts/screw tips are used on the Barracuda shafts. The Barracudas are shot with slip-on cams that are placed on the factory-installed pin sockets. This makes the arrows significantly more stable and if a nock should break, it can be replaced in no time. This revolutionary system makes protector hats on the cams unnecessary.

Together we can do more!