For the outdoor enthusiast, canoeing is a popular pastime. And while it's impossible to stay dry during a canoeing trip, it is entirely possible to stay safe. Proper planning and some thoughts towards safety make this easy to do. First and foremost, know the ins and outs of how to canoe. If you don't, take the time to learn. Choose a body of water that you will be able to navigate easily. Bring people with you who are well-skilled if you are not, and learn from them. Practice as often as you can, and use the best equipment you can find. Most of all, enjoy yourself.