Canoe Safety

  1. Whilst on the water, always wear a life jacket. Life jackets should be worn and tied properly.
  2. There should be no more people in one canoe as it is intended.
  3. Getting into a canoe takes place when the boat is placed in the water parallel to the shore. To get into your canoe, have someone hold it steady, so that it won't tip over.
  4. To keep the boat steady, stay in your place in the boat, don't stand up or lean over the sides of the canoe.
  5. Be very careful in rapids or when coming across fallen trees, rocks or other natural or artificial obstacles.
  6. It is not advisable to grab onto fallen trees or branches in the river when boat is in movement; this can result in tipping over the canoe.