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Waterways Licence

Your membership includes a licence to paddle over 4,500km of river navigations and canals. You will need to make sure you have your membership card with you when out paddling as you may be required to show it to Navigation Officials.


Individual Members

Your membership includes your waterways licence – purchasing a waterways licence separately from each Waterways Authority will cost from £35 making membership great value for money!


Affiliated Clubs

Clubs using the waterways are required to have a licence for each club boat. Clubs can purchase additional licences, at a reduced rate, from British Canoeing as part of your club affiliation, rather than buying from the Navigation authorities. Please see the club affiliation form for more details.


To see all the places that your licence gives you access to paddle and for other aspects of waterways access click here.

If you enjoy canoeing on river and canal navigations you need a licence - so join today!