The canoeing competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was composed of 16 events (12 for men and 4 for women) in two disciplines, slalom and sprint. Timing in 1/1000ths of a second began at these games for the sprint events.
Canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics Wikipedia
Slalom events took place at Ocoee Whitewater Center near Ducktown, Tennessee.
Sprint events were held at Lake Lanier, Georgia.