The free taster sessions, which are supported by the Canal & River Trust, will include boat tours, holiday discounts and free trips on skippered boats.
Details of what each site is offering is published here www.drifters.co.uk/openday. No booking is required.
Tim Parker, Chairman of Drifters, says: “Britain’s beautiful 2,000-mile canal and river network is a haven for wildlife and travelling at just 4mph, canal boat holidays are often described as ‘the fastest way to slow down.
“Our holidays offer families the chance to set off on an adventure together, learn how to work the locks, spot wildlife and visit waterside attractions along the way.
“Over 370,000* people go canal boating each year and we hope our free taster sessions will introduce many more people to the joys of a holiday afloat on our wonderful inland waterways.”