The Panama Canal, in Panama City, Panama 's backyard, is known for it's great outdoor activities. Some of the best are: bird-watching, hiking, fishing, kayaking, etc. I recommend visiting Lake Gatun and around Gamboa and spending a day within the Canal... It's the best way to appreciate the wildlife, beautiful exotic vegetation and all of the Panama Canal operations. One of my personal favorite activities is kayaking on Lake Gatun... I hope you enjoy the video I posted showing this. Once you've done it, you can cross off "kayaking the Panama Canal" from your bucket list!