Book your trip on the Caledonian Canal
Transit licences for the Caledonian Canal are now available to purchase online.
Caledonian Canal Centre
Explore the rich history of the Caledonian Canal, grab a souvenir from a wide selection of Scottish gifts, or enjoy homemade, Scottish produce at the new Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus.
Boating on the Caledonian Canal is unlike any other canal boat experience in the UK. With short stretches of man-made canal linking the scenic Scottish lochs, this is a stunning location for a canal boat holiday or any kind of cruising.
Whether you are looking for a long distance canoeing challenge or a relaxing day paddle, the Caledonian Canal offers fabulous options for paddlers of all abilities.
The Caledonian Canal provides the perfect route to enjoy a cycle. Take a leisurely ride along the towpath, or mountain bike along the Great Glen Way.
Walking & Running
A walk along the Caledonian Canal gives you the opportunity to experience all Scotland has to offer. It's not called Great Glen for nothing!
From undertaking an adventure along one of our nation's breathtaking long-distance routes, or paddling in the shadow of some of Scotland's natural and man-made and marvels, our incredible canal network has no shortage of wonders to explore. What will you discover by boot, paddle or pedal?
The canal and its lochs are excellent for salmon and sea trout. You can also find brown trout, pike and lamprey (larval stages have been found), all of which have been reported from the waterway.
A canal holiday allows you to journey through the country, taking in the landscape and hearing some of the stories of Scotland's past as you go. Or you might choose a canalside cottage as a base for exploring the canals on foot or by bike.
Find out more about the challenges faced by the great engineers and their world-class innovations - resulting in this great coast-to-coast waterway.
Environment & Wildife
Discover a rich abundance of flora and fauna as you explore the Scottish canals. Here's our top flora and fauna to keep an eye out for on your travels.
Find out how we're breathing new life into communities from the water to the banks and beyond - creating places and spaces that people want to visit, live and work in.