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

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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Erie Canal 2019 and beyond

Erie Canal Moving Forward The NYS Canal Corporation recently announced the Navigation Season schedule for the next 3 years. While push back continues from the hundreds of businesses who depend on the Navigation Season for their income, the Canal Corp under the control...

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New York State Canal Conference

  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...

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