The New York Canal Experience

New York’s Canals. Open for Business and Pleasure.

With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, economic development and expansion exploded across New York State.

An unprecedented era of commerce and travel was born.  A young nation grew.  A state gained empire status.  New York’s Canals are part of our history, heritage and folklore.  Today New York’s Canals are an incomparable destination for recreation and travel or to live and work.

Canal New York Marketing and Business Alliance is the primary private sector organization dedicated to business development, tourism marketing, legislative advocacy and business collaboration among the communities along the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca and Oswego Canals.

Canal New York Marketing and Business Alliance focuses on continued renewal of the Canal Corridor’s legacy as a vibrant region for economic development in New York State.


Members of Canal New York receive specific benefits to promote and grow their businesses or organizations.  Visitors to the Canal New York web site find ways to explore and enjoy the canals and do business with our members

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Recent News & Information

Canal New York At The New York Times Travel Show

With great member support, Canal New York had a significant presence at the recent New York Times Travel Show. CNY exhibited as part of the expanded I Love New York aisle, which had great appeal to trade and consumers alike. CNY members who participated in the busy 3...

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Upstate Summer Magazine

For the second year, Canal NY is proud to partner with member JMF Publications in their popular Upstate Summer Magazine. JMF created a section on New York’s Canals for the 2018 edition.  We are hoping to build on the success of last year’s efforts again in 2019. The...

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East Rochester, NY 14445

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