Get active on the Union Canal and enjoy kayaking, canoeing and
rowing. There's plenty to get involved in, both in and out of
Explore the canal and get fit at the same time. With clubs and
hire facilities along the canal you can be independent or join one
of the local clubs that make the canal their base.
Check our Canal Works &
Boater's Updates page for details of current works along the
Canoeing and Kayaking
The Forth Canoe Club is based on the Union
Canal in Edinburgh City Centre. They are Scotland's oldest canoe
Rowing on the Union Canal
The Union Canal at Polwarth is the base for a number of school
and university rowing clubs in Edinburgh.
International Climbing Arena is located right next to the Union
Canal near Ratho and offers outstanding climbing activities.
Experienced paddling volunteers required
Could you help a £1 million outdoor activity centre on the banks of the Union Canal? It offers a range of exciting outdoor activities which make full use of the canal and its surrounding environment.