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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 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.

Champlain Canal

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

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.

Great Dismal Swamp Waterway and Canal

Dedicated to the historic waterway and national treasure.

Lancaster Canal History and Information

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

The Millennium Link (1999-2002)

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

Pennine Waterways

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

Rideau Canal Waterway

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

River Thames Guide

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

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.

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.


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

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