What's the difference between a canoe and a kayak you ask! Well lets find out! Shall we???
A canoe is a small narrow boat, typically human-powered, though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors.
Canoes are usually pointed at both bow and stern and are normally open on top, but can be decked over (i.e. covered, similar to a kayak).
Kayaks are generally differentiated from canoes by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. In a kayak the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double bladed paddle. In a canoe the paddler faces forward and sits or kneels in the boat, using a single bladed paddle.
In some parts of the world, such as the United Kingdom, kayaks are considered a subtype ofcanoes. Continental European and British canoeing clubs and associations of the 19th Century used craft similar to kayaks, but referred to them as canoes. This explains the naming of the International and National Governing bodies of the sport of Canoeing.