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What is the difference between Canoeing and Kayaking?

Kayaking and canoeing are both paddle sports that involve using a small boat propelled by a paddle. There are probably more similarities between canoes and kayaks then there are differences. In many instances they are considered under the same umbrella.

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Here are a few of the common and obvious differences:

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