The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken to a Canadian canoe on their latest trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently in Canada embarking on a Royal Tour and have been seen paddling in a traditional Canadian Canoe, very similar to the ones you can use whilst on our residential trips for schools here in beautiful north Cornwall.Joining a group of teenagers on the tranquil waters of the Haida Gwaii archipelago just off the coast of British Columbia, the royal couple paddled in the wilderness before fishing for wild salmon. The incredible natural scenery of Haida Gwaii, which means “islands of the people”. Research suggests the islands have been inhabited for over 10,000 years, provided the perfect setting for the exciting activity of Canadian canoeing. The group then paddled the 25 foot canoe to the beautiful shores of Graham Island, just one of 150 islands in the archipelago.

Canadian canoes, which are one of the most popular activities on our residential trips for schools, was the traditional method of transportation that was used by the people of Haida Gwaii and native Indians but now is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.

As well as paddling in calm and flat waters they can also be used to take on river rapids, but we normally stick to the calmer stuff down here at Outdoor Adventure. What makes this such a popular activity is that the canoes fit anywhere from 2-4 people which provides a real fun experience whilst also teaching essential team building skills.

 

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