5 ways to stay safe on a family canoe trip this Summer

5 ways to stay safe on a family canoe trip this Summer By on Jun 24, 2021 in Family Travel, Leisure Travel, Speciality Travel

Few things beat a paddle down the river with the family on those sweltering Summer days. As an activity that promotes team work, effective communication and the acquisition of numerous outdoor skills, it is unsurprisingly that swathes of families around the world take to the rivers once school is out. That said, nothing comes before safety, and river safety comes with its own wave of nuances. Provided that the sternsman (that is, the person sitting in the stern and assuming the role of captain) has the necessary skill set for downriver canoeing, here are 5 tips for staying safe on the river this Summer.

1. Know the river, know your route

Before anything else is considered, it is imperative that you know

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