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Membership

Welcome to British Canoeing Membership

Being a member of British Canoeing, you will not only get great value membership, you help guarantee future development of resources and projects that benefit the whole paddling community.

Alongside this, a percentage of membership fee’s is passed onto the waterway authorities, supporting vital waterway maintenance and protection work. Ensuring waterways are kept clean and safe for us and future generations to enjoy!

Our members are at the heart of everything we do, and we want to say "Thank You" for continuing to support British Canoeing and for staying united through this pandemic. 

We’re pleased that some levels of paddling can take place, but please ensure any paddling is in line with our latest guidance ensuring both safe and responsible paddling within Government guidance during this time. 

  • Gives you access to 4,500km of waterways
  • Brings you money saving offers and discounts
  • Provides exclusive access to content, news and guidance
  • Includes peace of mind with your public liability insurance


There are lots of great reasons to become a member, whatever your discipline or interest. Membership covers both recreational and competition paddling, including: canoes, kayaks, sit on tops, stand up paddleboards and inflatables. Join us today and get more out of your paddling experience. 

How to Join

Membership and relevant benefits are based on where you are located in the United Kingdom. 

On this website English paddlers can join or renew British Canoeing membership.

Paddlers from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales should join or renew with their respective home nation:

If you are an English paddler and want to discuss any aspect of your membership, please contact the British Canoeing Membership Team.

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0300 0119 500

British Canoeing, 
National Water Sports Centre, 
Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, 
Nottingham, NG12 2LU

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