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Centres & Hire Providers

British Canoeing aims to support centres and outdoor companies by promoting your business and helping you develop activities.

To help you get the most from the many services we offer, we are always looking to establish ongoing, long term working relationships with:

  • Outdoor Activity Centres
  • Hire Companies for Paddlesports
  • Activity Holiday Companies
  • Local Authority Education Centres
  • Deliverers of paddlesport activity

This relationship is founded on the British Canoeing Quality Mark, which is the kite mark for standards in operating canoeing activities. As part of the Quality Mark process we also offer further industry accreditation and promotional packages including:

  • Go Paddling
  • AAIAC Adventure Mark and Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation
  • Paddleability - accreditation for accessibility and disabled services

Quality Marked providers are listed on Go Paddling website click here

For more information, see:

British Canoeing Activity Quality Mark – see the benefits to your centre of having the British Canoeing Activity Quality Mark.

Guidance for applicants - Detailed guidance on what is involved in achieving the Quality Mark standards. Click here for more information.

Guidance for providers- Find guidance documents for Providers of British Canoeing Awarding Body Qualifications, including Environmental Definitions & Deployment Guidance for instructors, coaches & leaders can be found here

Guidance for hire companies - If your company hires canoes and offers unsupervised activities as its sole business, then these guidelines set out the standards you need to achieve for this area of activity.  Click here for more information. 

Go Paddling– if you currently run or are interested in running guided tours, starter sessions, canoe hire or want to be included in national promotional Go Paddling campaigns and activities, this is for you. For more information about the specific ways to get involved and benefits to you, visit our Go Canoeing opportunities section

Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee – full details of the Adventure Mark and Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation.

Paddle-Ability Accreditation – how you can support paddling activity for people with disabilities.