Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Wellbeing with Well-B
Discover how you can recharge when spending time by water
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a gift in your Will
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Give in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Give in celebration
Got a favourite place in mind? Dedicate it in celebration of a loved one today
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Use My Location
Take a closer look at our canals and rivers and discover new ways to enjoy them
26 November 2021
How many fascinating facts do you know about our canals and rivers? Challenge your friends and family to our fun, festive quiz, whether you’re celebrating in person or meeting up online.
12 October 2021
Our canals and rivers run through diverse communities, and we want everyone who uses them to feel safe and welcome. As allies for the LGBTQ+ community, we showed our support by attending Birmingham Pride 2021.
10 September 2021
Many of you have had hours of fun with our canal jigsaws. Now we're bringing you a new challenge. Can you follow in the footsteps of pioneering engineers and build some of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways - in jigsaw form?
6 September 2021
We believe that life is better by water and that spending time by water can make us feel happier and healthier. Join Liam as he takes us takes us on a meditative series by our blue waters and feel better with mindfulness and relaxation.
3 September 2021
Find out what we've got going on across our canal network for Heritage Open Days 2021.
30 July 2021
Are you a quiet kingfisher who loves time by water, or a busy bee who is constantly connected to nature? There's only one way to find out. Take our quiz to discover which canal critter you are most like, and how best you can spot them along our waterways.
28 June 2021
Being aware of where you are and what you’re doing is an important part of wellbeing. Our ‘breathe’ videos will transport you to a calming canal and help you to relax.
11 June 2021
Enjoy some downtime and piece together our new jigsaw of the Regent's Canal in Camden.
22 February 2021
Celebrate the start of spring with our new, flower-filled jigsaw.
12 January 2021
You don't have to leave home to enjoy a canal on a beautiful snowy day.
Try our latest jigsaw puzzle, featuring Fenny Stratford on the Grand Union Canal.