On June 26, an unusual event on the continent of North America is celebrated. This is National Canoe Day, when there is no need to look for reasons for a trip down the river in a narrow wooden boat with oars. This is a real challenge to adventurers.
The Canadians, specifically employees of the Museum of Canoes in Ontario, founded this national day. They created an event for the residents of the city and had a wonderful time. A buffet with light snacks was organized. They played music, and guests had the opportunity to ride a canoe. The evening was brilliant. The organizers decided to repeat the event and established a tradition.
The canoe is a Canadian wonder of the world.
- The oldest vessel was found within the borders of Holland. The artifact, according to the research of archaeologists, was used in the 8th millennium BC.
- The first canoes were made of coniferous trees. The boats were used to travel along commercial water routes.
- The canoe differs from the kayak in the shape of the seat and paddle.
Modern ones have metal elements and tall sides.
How to take part
Feel free to go to Canada. In Peterborough, you can see an entertaining thematic exposition. Take a boat trip and learn how to row. Master the technique of making U-turns. You might just find a sport for life!
When is National Canoe Day celebrated in 2024?
National Canoe Day is observed on June 26 each year.