[ Summer 2022. We are now more-or-less back to normal for membership applications after the Covid disruption.]

We are open to new members, both existing paddlers, and new paddlers. Joining costs £33 per year (adult membership).

If you can already paddle (if, for example, you’ve previously been a member of another canoe club), please feel free to come along to any of our club evenings to say hello; these are on Wednesday or Thursday evenings at Bristol docks in the summer (As an experiment for 2022, the first week of each month we meet on a Wednesday, and the other weeks are on a Thursday; this allows people to handle schedule conflicts), or Wednesdays at Bristol South pool in the winter. You should email our club on to verify when the next appropriate session will be. Note that we can get very busy, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any space is available on any specific session.

Beginners: If you are a beginner and you’d like to learn, first you should be aware that we are not a very organised club, and only occasionally offer proper tuition courses. You should email our club on to verify when the next appropriate beginner’s course will be.

Please see our General Information page for prices, times and directions.

We accept youth members, subject to rules as described in our Youth and Child protection criteria.

We also accept family members, and associate membership for those who live away from Bristol. Please contact the club for further information about these.

We would prefer if you come along to one of our sessions and say hello before joining. Once you’ve said hello, we are using an online system to manage our membership; please go to the
Bristol Canoe Club webcollect page and sign up there.