Burton Canoe Club was founded in 1978 and is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation based in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.

The modern club house is on an excellent site next to the river Trent and houses a wide selection of paddle craft including Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle boards.

The Summer Programme is from the first Thursday in April to the last Thursday in September, predominantly on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings; but there are other opportunities to paddle.

The autumn and Spring programme takes place on Sunday mornings.

Youth members have their own programme weekly at Saturday Afternoon Club (SAC) which is run throughout the year.

We organise club events like the annual marathon paddling race as well as tours on local rivers and further afield such as the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.

We support community paddling events with local schools, colleges, businesses, scout groups and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme to name but a few.

In addition to paddling, our social events are varied such as skittles evenings, walks, BBQs, firework nights, etc.

Our Facilities


A very welcoming club that caters for all skill levels, abilities and age ranges. I had kayaked before but to no standard but their coaches had me on the water and after a short tuition was away practicing my new skills. My daughter has also joined the club and regularly attends the Saturday Afternoon Club (SAC) trying out all the different boats and making new friends.

Steve Gregory