Canoes are generally made from aluminum, carbon, fibreglass, Kevlar or wood. All of these materials perform differently in different bodies of water. Knowing how each type of canoe will perform beforehand can significantly improve your experience on the water.
Some canoes will let you have more control but they will move slower through the water, while others will be faster but they will be less durable. Below is a list of the different types of canoes and the pros and cons of each.