There are many Canal Boats in Sodor's waterways. They are a popular tourist attraction, going up and down rivers and canals. The "Sodor Valley" canal boat was first seen in the third season, and "Sodor Maid" appeared in the fifth, tenth, and fifteenth seasons as well as in the magazine story, Holiday Train. Others have been seen in blue and green colours. One was also featured at the Wharf named "Sodor".
An unknown orange canal boat also appeared in the magazine story Feeding Time. Edward was given the job of pulling a canal boat named "River Rose" along the canal in the Edward and the River Rose!. "River Rose" also appeared in the magazine story, Little and Light. A canal boat with the name "Alice Marie" briefly appeared in the 2003 magazine story, Surprise, Surprise!
- ERTL ("Sodor Valley" as "The Canal Boat")
- A canal boat is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
- Another canal boat named "Lady Claire" could be seen in the third season episode, Heroes.
- A water ride at Thomas Land (Japan), The Exciting Cruise, makes use of the various Sodor Canal Boats with names such as "Tidmouth Maid" and "Bluebell Valley".