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Join or Renew Membership

Join or renew your membership today! You'll get instant access to your membership benefits, including your waterways licence, insurance, latest paddler news and discounts. 

British Canoeing membership covers you whether you use a canoe, kayak, sit on top or stand up paddleboard. 

Paddling is a great way to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors and stay socially distanced. To help paddlers we’ve produced some useful guidance to ensure safe paddling that is in line with Government guidance during this time.

Membership cards are being posted out, but we are experiencing some delays due to the volume being processed. All members will receive a PDF digital copy as proof of membership within an email directly after membership payment. 

Being a member of British Canoeing, you will not only get great value membership, you help guarantee the future for the development of paddlesport. 

Membership fee’s contribute towards supporting the maintenance and protection of the waterways you paddle on, ensuring they are kept clean and safe for us and future generations to enjoy!

Please note: If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you will need to login and join through the relevant Home Nation membership portal: Scottish membershipWelsh MembershipNorthern Ireland membership.  

  • Waterways licence
  • Insurance for all paddling
  • Insurance for coaches and leaders
  • Great rates on craft insurance
  • Regular member enews, containing latest paddling info and exclusive content
  • Annual subscription offer to Paddler magazine
  • Access to competitions
  • Access to Coaching qualifications
  • Special offers and discounts
  • Voting rights at general meetings

Discounted rates for couples and families

£45/Year SIGN UP ONLINE »»

  • Access to monthly updates with news, events and activities based on your interests
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Exclusive Competitions
  • One-off ticket offers and competitions to win top prizes
Arranged and paid by your club through the affiliation process
  • Insurance for club sessions, activities and trips
  • Access to monthly updates with news, events, offers and club services
  • Special offers and discounts
ADULTS £2.20 JUNIORS £1.20
  • Insurance for officials and volunteers
  • Monthly newsletter covering events, news and guidance
  • Support package around development and recognition
  • Annual subscription offer to Paddler magazine
  • Voting rights at general meetings
£20/Year SIGN UP ONLINE »»

Craft Insurance: One product, one price.

We've recently worked with Towergate to review the insurance cover available to our members. We’ve created a straight forward product option that is a simple to add to your membership.

What’s included

  • Cover for up to two craft (canoes, paddleboards and kayaks) up to £2,000 each
  • Up to £250 cover for any one paddle
  • Theft cover where the canoe is suitably secured
  • Accidental damage excluding denting or bruising whilst in transit.

Only £45 JOIN HERE >>>

How to Join or Renew

If you are seeking to join British Canoeing, renew your membership, or simply view the details of your current membership, then you can do all this through our online membership system.

How to sign up online as a new member

We have four categories to choose from. You can sign up to three of these through our membership system. To sign up online choose the right category for you below, click 'Sign Up Online', and sign up on our membership system. 

Need Help?' Read our walkthroughs in the Useful Downloads section on this page.

How to renew your membership online

If you are seeking to renew, head over to the membership portal here. If you haven't used the portal yet, find your membership number, click the link above, click on What's My User Name and follow the instructions. If you have any problems, click the Need Help? button on the home page.

Please note: If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you will need to login and join through the relevant Home Nation membership portal: Scottish membership, Welsh Membership, Northern Ireland membership.   

Categories And Pricing Structure 2
Unsure which one to choose?

Check out our playlist of videos below and let British Canoeing's Head of Membership Services, Sam Rankin, take you through the choices to help you decide.