Getting the industry together
all under one roof

British Canoeing

We have been working with our partners and brilliant volunteers to control, monitor and remove, where possible, harmful species which have been introduced to our waterways.
About 2,000 plants and animals have been introduced, often accidentally, to the UK from all over the world.

British Canoeing has been around since 1936 as the British Canoe Union. In 2000 we federalised to become the umbrella organisation for the home nation associations in Scotland (Scottish Canoe Association), Wales (Canoe Wales) and Northern Ireland (Canoe Association Northern Ireland). We are still the membership body for England and are responsible for developing the sport within England.

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