Target archery is the most well known format of archery. Shot over various distances, depending on age and equipment, archers shoot at a traditional five-coloured, 10 ring target. Target archery can be shot both indoors and outdoors.
Archery Canada includes the following bow styles in target archery: Recurve, Compound (including unlimited and fixed pin), Barebow and Hunter.
Recurve Target Archery is included at the Olympic level, with Compound target archery can be seen at the Pan American Games, and World Championships. Barebow will be added to World Archery events starting in 2020.