The stern paddler in a canoe has the job of steering the boat. We suggest that when first starting, beginners use the 'stern rudder' method of steering. Once comfortable with the 'stern rudder' method we recommend advancing to the J-stroke, a more energy efficient means of steering.
Before watching this video, we strongly suggest you watch our previous video Taming the canoe.
Be sure to follow up this video with Keeping it straight using Forward, Sweep, and J-Strokes.