Skipton is well known for its canal network which has served the industries of Skipton and the surrounding district for a long time.

These days the industry they serve is largely that of tourism, and the annual Waterway Festival is a popular event in the Skipton calendar.

Boating people decorate their boats and provide a bright back-drop to the many stalls and activities that take place in and around the canals during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Skipton BID supports this festival, enabling it to continue to provide a special Skipton attraction.