bump because id also like to know who does some whitewater kayaking on here. I just went canoeing yesterday and it was pretty epic. I think canoeing can be even more scary because the boat takes on water and can be very hard to handle.
And to the op, i think the best route would be to try to find some classes where they teach you how. Because if you actually want to do anything interesting, you need to know how to flip over and stuff.