Canaan is a biblical name which refers to the wider area around what is now roughly known as Israel and neighboring countries. According to the Bible the land was named after a man called Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Genesis 10).
Canaan in Tobago is the area that is logistical well positioned between the major touristic area (Crown Point, Pigeon Point, Airport, etc.) and Scarborough. It's becoming one of the main commercial parts were shopping is concerned. Supermarkets, hardware and other shops are located here, which also goes with a lot of residential building. Without being a real touristic attraction, one can hardly avoid going (through) here. It has one main road going through so you can find some the most crowded traffic on Tobago in Canaan.