going alone?

These short videos will teach you the basics.

Editor's Note: These videos are part of a series of "How To" productions by Rapid Media. Each video is intended to help you learn or improve your skills. 

Francis Boyes of Smoothwater Outfitters in Temagami offers expert canoeing advice. 

Going solo canoeing is a very rewarding experience. Discover which paddle you should us, how best to position yourself in the canoe and to to perform the C-stroke.

Whether paddling your canoe solo or tandem, the J-stroke will allow you to paddle in a straight line and control your canoe. 

About Canoeroots Magazine

Canoeroots print and digital magazine celebrates the rich tradition and heritage of canoeing, gear, adventure and the soul of today's paddlers. Every issue is loaded with canoes, news, techniques, gear and tips from the very best outdoor writers and photographers. 

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