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.
Recent News & Information
ONE WATER: NEW YORK HARBOR OCTOBER 14 – 16, 2018 | HILTON GARDEN INN, STATEN ISLAND One Water, New York Harbor is the theme for the 2018 New York Canal Societies’ Canal Conference to be held on October 14th. – October 16th. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island...read more
The Preservation League of New York State is seeking support for its efforts to protect the historic Tug Urger and other Erie Canal vessels that provide an authentic link to the past. The League recently learned that the New York State Canal Corporation under the...read more
Colonial Belle in Fairport, NY has full & part-time positions available for experienced Captains with a USCG minimum 50-100 ton Masters License. Colonial Belle is US Coast Guard certified for 149 passengers, the largest tour boat on the Erie Canal, offering lunch,...read more