It may not be as glamorous as the yacht, or as thrilling as the speedboat, but the canoe still may be the most beloved boat in Canada. That’s because the canoe is a workhorse—its power comes from the person who paddles it, and it is extremely versatile, with different varieties for racing, river paddling, long expeditions, and more.
If you’re a cottager, paddling around the lake is basically a rite of passage. But there’s more to the canoe than lazy trips on hot summer days. Canoes have a rich history and an important place in Canadian culture.
Take the quiz, and see how much you know about this most modest of water vessels.