West Midlands

Across the West Midlands 520 miles of canals weave their way through richly vibrant and culturally diverse communities. Around 1.75 million people live within 1km of the waterways and just over half of Birmingham's population are within walking distance of their local canal.

This year we are showcasing our historic canals as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, they remain at the core of our national waterways network and play a central role in helping you live a happier, healthier life.

See below for newseventsdays out and volunteering opportunities happening near you.

Using our map

To find moorings, boaters' facilities and access points, click the 'view map' tab below and zoom into the map. Click the red 'i' icon in the bottom right hand corner to expand the key.

What's happening near you?

Add your postcode below to find news, events, places to visit and ways to volunteer on your local waterway.