The Canal New York 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.


Recent News & Information

2021 Canal Schedule Released

2021 Canal Schedule Released

Mariners are advised that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal System are scheduled to open Friday, May 21, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. for the 2021 navigation season.  This proposed schedule of operations could be impacted by the COVID pandemic and/or the need to repair critical infrastructure. 

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The Capital Region Chamber

The Capital Region Chamber

Canal New York is pleased to welcome the Capital Region Chamber! One of New York State's largest Chambers of Commerce, and the largest statewide with respect to the Marine industry, from tugboats and ocean going ports to dragon boats, crew teams, bait and tackle...

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East Rochester, NY 14445

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