Canoe and Kayak - The Union Canal

The union canal is a fantastic trip, be it your first ever taster session introducing you to paddle sport, a splash with the kids, or as a practice and progression of existing skills. Popular with all, from kids and family groups to Stag and Hen parties this relaxing paddle on the picturesque Union Canal runs from Edinburgh City Centre to the rural countryside via dramatic aqua ducts and beautiful scenery.

The starting point for this trip is located just 25 mins walk from the city centre and with easy access using public transport.

  • Half day trip on the Union Canal including tuition:  £30/person (or minimum £90) including all equipment required.
As a rough guide our minimum age for canoeing is 6yrs old (if assisted by and adult), and kayaking is 8yrs old but this is more dependent on the size/ability of the child. Contact us for specific enquiries.

For those looking for qualifications, we offer training and assessment for BCU Paddlepower and 1 Star2 Star and 3 Star Awards, as well as the Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (FSRT) course.      

Guided touring holidays and multi-day trips can also be arranged in a variety of locations across the country. Click here for further details.