A short overview of the key points that impact canoe control as influenced by how vertical you can hold the paddle. This short video is an introduction to the basic principles, not a comprehensive overview of all that's involved. The techniques shown here are based on the style of paddling that originated with the natives of the area of Canada now knows as Ontario and were developed over countless generations of paddlers and builders of birch bark canoes.
An introductory video that provides insight into some of the basic principles of paddling a canoe in what's referred to as the traditional "Canadian" style. This video is an overview of three different steering strokes, a breakdown of some elements to improve paddling mechanics and a short demonstration of paddling control exercises.