If you’re looking for information on canoes and canoeing, you’ve come to the right place. There’s something extremely therapeutic about jumping into a canoe and paddling through beautiful wilderness. Canoes are big enough to enjoy with the family, and once you’ve organised your trip and checked all safety aspects, there’s great adventure to be had.
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Canoe vs Kayak
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Canoe Camping / Kayak Camping
There’s something magical about this partnership, it’s a marriage made in heaven. Separately they are great experiences, put them together and it’s awesome. There are certain things however, that you should consider.
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Canoes can be fairly substantial vessels and offer a platform for many activities on the water. If you’ve never experienced the ‘sit up’ style of paddling you should definitely give it a go. They are a terrific natural way to transport you into wilderness and get you connected with nature. Here we discuss the types of canoes available and gear to enhance your canoeing adventures.
Best Square Stern Canoe
Square stern canoes give you the option of attaching a motor which is really handy if you’re travelling long distances.
There are a number on the market and we’ve compiled our favourites along with our assessments. Read on.
Top Pick: Rogue River 153
Best Solo Canoe
If you enjoy solitude then canoeing in the wilderness in a canoe built for one is probably your idea of heaven.
Take a leisurely paddle through our guide to solo canoes for further info.
Top Pick: NEXT Solo
Best Family Canoe
Canoeing as a family is one of the best experiences you can give your kids.
It’s a shared experience that your kids will remember forever, especially if it’s tied in with a camping trip.
Top Pick: Grumman Double Ended
Canoes make great vessels to fish from. There’s enough space for tackle, rods and general fishing gear.
They’re also pretty stable craft too if you’re going to stand up to cast. Read on for more details on what’s available.
Top Pick: Adventure 14
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Pfd’s / Buoyancy Aids
We recommend wearing life vests / PFD’s at all times while out on the water. Check out our favorites.
Watersports and wearing our personal tech are usually a disaster waiting to happen unless of course, your tech is waterproof.
Gifts for Outdoorsmen
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your family or friend who loves the great outdoors, we’ve got you covered with this extensive list of great gift ideas.
Tips for Standing in a Canoe
Standing up in a canoe is hazardous and discouraged, if you’re going to do it, here are some do’s and don’ts.