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Frontenac Outfitters Disclaimer: The Skill Level Guide” is of a general nature and is designed to help guide potential customers towards canoes, which may best suit they’re paddling needs.

Canoe Skill Level Guide

Beginner:
Previous canoeing skills not required. These canoes provide exceptional initial stability for user-friendly, well-mannered, no surprises sheltered paddling performance. Perfect for family fun & short paddles in flatwater conditions.

Canoe Skill Level Guide

Beginner to Intermediate:
Previous canoeing skills not required. Canoes offer a blend of stability with better performance. A good choice for paddlers who may possess limited skills but who have the desire to improve. Ideal for tandem day &/or multi-day trips in normally flatwater conditions

Canoe Skill Level Guide

Intermediate:
Previous canoeing skills are not always essential. These canoes often have slightly narrower beams and are designed for more aggressive, performance-oriented canoeists who desire a more nimble, responsive craft to continue refining their skills long term. Ideal for tandem & solo day and multi-day trips in a wider array of conditions.

Canoe Skill Level Guide

Intermediate to Advanced:
Prior canoeing skills are a necessity for most. Canoes are designed to excel in specific areas I.e.: narrower for flatwater efficiency, more rocker for moving water maneuverability or longer for increased capacity on expeditions. These canoes are designed for the most aggressive, skilled canoeists? and those that would like to be. Can be perfect for tandem & solo day and multi-day trips or for specific uses.