With the proper adaptations and training, canoeing is a sport that can be enjoyed by all. Traditionally, canoes are designed for either one or two people and can be used on a wide variety of waterways. Canoe trips can range from relaxing journeys across a flat lake to more challenging runs down a rampaging river. This flexibility makes canoeing ideal for people of all abilities. Because the intensity and effort can range from very mild to quite strenuous, canoeing is an ideal life-long activity and can be pursued as an active sport or purely for recreation and leisure.