In addition to standard canvas apps, Force.com Canvas also lets you expose a canvas app on a Visualforce page. This means you can display a canvas app anywhere you can display a Visualforce page.
The Force.com Canvas framework includes methods that you can use to circumvent the navigational limitations of the iframe that contains a canvas app, without using Visualforce pages. These methods offer a streamlined alternative for controlling navigation to or from canvas apps in Salesforce1. For details, see Salesforce1 Navigation Methods for Use with Canvas Apps.