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
Jun 05 Building the Empire State Trail a SUNY/Erie Canal Bicentennial Forum by NYS Canal Corporation Free Actions and Detail Panel Register Event Information Description SPEAKERS and PANELISTS ANNOUNCED: A timely discussion by local, state, national and Canadian...read more
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...read more
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...read more