Take on the

August Paddle Challenge!

British Canoeing are laying down the gauntlet to all paddlers this August and challenging you to paddle 30 or 60 miles to earn a free boat sticker. Whether you clock up the miles all in one go or paddle a mile or two a day... it all counts!


for National Lottery Athlete of the Year

2017 ‘Grand Slam’ Champion Emma Wiggs MBE has been nominated for the National Lottery Athlete of the Year Award and the public vote will decide which athlete is crowned champion! It's free and easy to vote, so no excuses... we need your help!!


Personal Performance Awards

British Canoeing has announced the launch of the NEW Personal Performance Awards which are designed for paddlers wanting to gain recognition of their learning and development, in the craft and environment they choose.


Paddlesport Instructor Award

British Canoeing Awarding Body has today announced the launch of the NEW Paddlesport Instructor award which is designed for people whose main focus is to deliver paddlesport taster/starter sessions and short journeys in very sheltered water environments.

Save the dates

Super September 2018

Super September is back for the third year running with the Holme Pierrepont Open on 1-2 September and Lee Valley Open on 15-16 September. Find out more about the events and put the dates in your diary!

Sign up for tickets

and latest news!

It's just one year to go until the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup, London kicks off at the Lee Valley White Water Centre. Sign up for tickets and latest news to make sure you don't miss out on all the action!


Enter our bumper summer photo competition!

The British Canoeing photo competition, sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor, is back for summer 2018 with a bumper set of prizes to be won! This time, we've got a lightweight, three man tent as the main prize, suitable for all your canoe-camping trips over the summer!

Membership has changed

with new membership categories available

Membership for English members has now changed with four brand new categories to choose from. You can now log in, take a look, renew or join online today!

Members' Adventures

Members registered 141 paddle adventures in 2017... Take a look at all the places they paddled and gather inspiration for your next adventure! If you paddle somewhere new in 2018, tag us in and we'll add it to the new map.

Would you like a printed

version of Canoe Focus?

British Canoeing has announced a partnership with 2b Design Limited that will see Canoe Focus join forces with the Paddler to create a new print magazine. Find out more about how you can order a printed version.

Challenge yourself with the

Worcester Ring Challenge!

Paddle a twenty-one mile route, starting on the River Severn and taking in a variety of waterways. With thirty-two locks and three tunnels along the way, it will be a tough day on the water.

More choice, more adventure

Make your discount go further with our new partners

New discounts available for members with Outdoor and Cycle Concepts Group retailers, including Cycle Surgery, Snow+Rock and Runners Need in addition to Cotswold Outdoor.

Stronger Together

Strategic Plan for 2017-2021

British Canoeing have launched the 2017-2021 strategic plan 'Stronger Together.' Take a look at the strategy in full and how our eleven ambitions will work.

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The World Cup will take place at Lee Valley White Water Centre from 14 - 16 June 2019. Sign up for priority tickets today!

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