Join us on a guided tour of Birmingham’s canals and see Birmingham from a different perspective.
This tour takes you into the tourist heart of Britain’s canal system, along the route of James Brindley’s first canal into Birmingham that resulted in the industrial revolution booming!
This tour provides several snapshots into Birmingham’s heritage and plenty of opportunities to see Birmingham’s landmarks from a different view. Birmingham certainly has more canals than Venice but ours are quieter! Even though we’ll be heading towards the International Convention Centre, The Cube, The Mailbox and the heart of Britain’s canal system, Gas Street Basin, we’ll still be able find quieter areas along our blue highway.
No previous experience is required, our guides will get you paddling your own kayak in no time and cruising along the city’s blue highway.
We will be paddling approximately 3 miles in total.
We will provide every participant with a buoyancy aid, regardless of their swimming ability, so that should you fall in you’ll be safe. Tours are led by a professionally qualified British Canoeing Instructor who will give full tuition. Sit back, paddle and have fun!
Great for: Finding out something new (and old) in Birmingham; seekers of hidden gems; anyone looking for an alternative to a lecture-style museum tour; a bit of fresh air with people; something memorable to do with visiting family and friends.