Will also loved canoeing, though I am hoping that after camp next summer he can be more of an equal partner in paddling, especially when we are going up river. I let him sit in the back of the canoe once, and I ended up very frustrated with him. Steering from the front of the canoe is really difficult. Will loved canoeing through the 'rapids', e.g. the shallower faster moving water. In a couple of years we can find some real rapids.