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Welcome to the British canoeing members hub

Find Your Adventure! On The Water membership gets you straight onto the water with a licence for over 4,500km, the most comprehensive and cost effective licence available!

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Help protect waterways

Membership supports access and environmental campaigns alongside increasing opportunities and resources for paddlers.

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Be part of our Community

Join the largest UK paddling community for kayakers, canoeists and stand up paddle boarders

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Renew Membership

Head over to the Go Membership system by hitting the button below and renew your membership


Our Membership Packages

Below are our most popular membership packages. Please note these are for English residents only. If you live in Scotland you will need to join the Scottish Canoe Association. If you live in Wales you will need to join Canoe Wales, and if in Northern Ireland you will need to join the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland.

On The Water

Individual

£45/£35/£27 Year

Our popular individual adult, young person, or youth On The Water membership option. Perfect for the individual paddler.

  • Waterways Licence
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Craft Insurance Discount
  • Offers and Rewards
  • Communications
  • Qualifications & Events
  • Paddler Community
  • Help The Environment
  • Access Campaigning
  • Voting Rights

On The Water

Family/Couples

Various

This is the On The Water membership that has families in mind. Enjoy an exclusive family discount to help you get paddling for less.

  • Waterways Licence
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Craft Insurance Discount
  • Offers and Rewards
  • Communications
  • Qualifications & Events
  • Paddler Community
  • Help The Environment
  • Access Campaigning
  • Voting Rights

On The Bank

Individuals

£20 Year

This membership is for individuals who volunteer, officiate and support from On the Bank. Please note, this membership does not include a Waterways Licence. You need an On The Water membership to gain a licence.

  • Officials Insurance
  • Offers and Rewards
  • Communications
  • Paddler Community
  • Help The Environment
  • Access Campaigning
  • Voting Rights

Digital

Individuals

£Free

This a free membership, ideal for new paddlers who are simply looking for information and advice. Please note this membership, does not include a Waterways Licence. Only On the Water includes the licence.

  • Paddler Community
  • Communications

Is Your Waterway Covered?

Whether SUP, canoe, or kayak, British Canoeing On The Water membership gives you a licence that opens up 4,500km of water for you to enjoy. Use our look up below to check if your waterway is covered. Simply start typing a name, such as Trent, Thames, or Windermere, or hit Show All.

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