Celebrated on June 26th
Canoes were developed by Native people in North America over a very long period of time. In fact it took thousands of years for the canoe to evolve into the important vessel it is today. The word 'canoe' comes from the word 'kenu' which was a dugout log used as transportation long, long ago.
The main purpose of canoeing in 1800s was for a mode of transportation when people want to do trade or exploration. Now people do canoeing for sport and recreational purposes.
If you want to get away from the crowds, there’s no better way to do it than to take your canoe on a trip where motor boats can’t go. Chances are, you can find great canoe routes wherever you live, but if you’re looking for some off-the-beaten-path adventures, try canoeing in Canada’s far north. There are great routes in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.