Boating Canals

Anderton Boat Lift

Contains information about UK's working boat lift, a visitor attraction.

The Burgundy Canal

Links to location, operation, history, maps, and videos.

Canal Archive: Bridging the Years

Presents stories and timeline details about the development of waterways in the North West of England.

Canal Boating in the UK and Europe

Introduction to canal and waterway cruising. Also includes resources for experienced boaters.

Canal Cruising Guide

Provides up-to-date information on pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions within walking distance of the canal network.

Canal Junction

Contains cruising guides and advice, as well as background about canal heritage, culture, and art.


Online magazine dedicated to Britain's historic canals, Norfolk Broads and waterways.

Carillon Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Contains overview, updates, visitor resources, and links to natural and cultural heritage information.

Chambly Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Overview, hours of operation, fee schedule, and directions.

Champlain Canal

Presents canal history, shortcut to legal and historical highlights, and photos.

Chelmsford Boats

Provides information on the history of Chelmsford Essex waterways and a forum for boaters.

Cruising the Canals and Rivers of Europe

Access to information on the continent's inland waterways, as well as canal and river touring guides.

Dudley Canal Trust

Provides information on canal conservation efforts and tunnel trip packages.

Erie Canal: The Building of the Great Western Canal

Article details the highlights of the canal’s construction.

The Falkirk Wheel

The Millennium Link project had as its objective to restore navigability across Scotland on the historic Forth & Clyde Canal and Union Canal, regenerating activity throughout central Scotland. As a means of linking the Forth and Clyde canals, the Falkirk Wheel was constructed, becoming the world's first rotating boat lift. Its history, design and engineering are highlighted, including short films. Online bookings are available.

Grantham Canal Images

The Grantham Canal runs for thirty-three miles from its junction of the River Trent at West Bridgford through the village of Redmile. The chief construction features of the canal, which includes the locks and bridges, are described and shown in photographs.

Great Dismal Swamp Waterway and Canal

Dedicated to the historic waterway and national treasure.

Jim Shead's Waterways Information

Serves as an encyclopedia on the canals and rivers of England and Wales. With historical data provided by Waterways World photographer and writer.

Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Description, hours of operation, fee schedule, directions, and links to other resources.

Lancaster Canal History and Information

Contains boat history, dimensions, canal distances, map, and mooring information.

Lock92: Discovering Northern England's Canal Heritage

Portal to discovering northern England’s canal heritage. Map, photos, and related links.

Mike Stevens' UK Inland Waterways Pages

Waterways information resource – maps, photos, trip reports, book reviews, humor, and related links.

The Millennium Link (1999-2002)

Information resource includes details on the Falkirk Wheel’s beginnings, concepts, photos, opening events, press releases, and maps.

New York State Canal System

Links to information on the canal culture, vacation and business opportunities, news, and FAQs.

Pennine Waterways

Features news and information relating to the canals of South Pennines.

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Access to news and updates, visitor resources, attractions, hours of operation, rates, and directions.

Rideau Canal Waterway

Provides various resources on the canal including visitor resources, boating information, general trivia, list of attractions, and history.

River Thames

Information on river boat services, attractions, piers, festivals, and related links.

River Thames Guide

User friendly guide to what the Thames and its surrounding areas have to offer.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Details on the canal utilized initially for commercial purposes now used for pleasure boating.

Saint-Ours Canal

Continuation of the Chambly Canal and known as the tenth lock of the Richelieu.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Formed the last link in an all-Canadian navigation system stretching from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Superior.

Ships Blog

Portal to resources for boaters using the New York State Canals. Includes visual tours, trip planning, port information, navigation tools, and photo gallery.

St. Peters Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Provides history and other relevant information on the 800-meter canal that links the Atlantic Ocean with Bars d’Or Lake.

Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre

Background, visitor information, opening times and rates, and contact details on the canal tunnel.

Trent Severn Waterway

Details include advisory, hours of operation, and basic navigation listing by lock and lake.

UK Canal Vacations

Guide to planning a canal holiday presented in a question and answer format.

UK Canals

Portal to various local canals and boating resources – mooring facilities, boat handling courses, canal enthusiast’s sites, brokerage firms and other links.

Up The Canal - Boating Along the Thames

Collection of captioned photos document the adventures of eight friends.


Producers and distributors of special interest leisure videos - canal, fishing, railway, and watercolor painting.

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