Looking to learn the skill of open canoeing?

Och Aye Canoe!

Why not have a go paddling along the canal?

The beautiful stretch of the lowlands canals provide a perfect paddling setting for your introduction to water sports.

The BHive can deliver canoeing taster sessions from Bowling Harbour right through to Edinburgh!


Our Activity Leaders will equip you with everything you need for your fun and safe paddling adventure.  We will practice the essential skills such as paddling in a straight line, turning and stopping.  Once you master these skills, your Activity Leader will then guide you down the scenic and waters of the canal.

We can deliver canoeing sessions for both kids and the ‘big kids’ and is a great way to spend the day or even just a few hours with family and friends.


Equipment Provided

Canoe, helmet, buoyancy aid, paddle and locker storage.

You may want to bring

  • Windproof/ waterproof jacket
  • Warm clothing that you don’t mind getting wet
  • Pair of old trainers
  • Full change of clothing
  • Wash kit and towel
  • Protection against the sun, i.e. hat, glasses and sun cream
  • The BHive can provide juice and snacks for your journey

No experience necessary, coaches are fully qualified to support you at whatever level you are at.


8+ children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


1 hour taster session, must be booked in advance.

Give it a go (learn the basics with one of our Activity Leaders for generous 1 hour)
  • Adult £25
  • Child £20
Pay and play (hire one of our canoes for 1 hour)
  • £15 (must be 12+ or accompanied by an adult or instructor)
  • Daily Rate £40
Canoe Special Canal Experience and Lesson (maximum 8 in a group)
  • £20 per person


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Terms & Conditions


Complete our online enquiry form or call us on 08700 500 208 (option 2) to make your booking in advance.  Payment can be taken at point of booking or on the day.

You don’t need to book your activity in advance, however we can’t guarantee there will be spaces available on the day so to avoid disappointment we do recommend booking in advance.


Bookings that are cancelled less than 48 hours from the booked activity date will be charged at the full rate. Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will receive full refund.

If you need to amend your booking please give us 48 hours notice.


Please complete a Medical and Consent Form for each participant/activity and bring along with you on the day.

Please note that under 16s must have parental consent, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.