Pathologists will attempt to discover the cause of the mysterious death of the man, named locally as Kristopher Boyle.
A post-mortem examination will be held in the coming days and police are treating the death as "unexplained."
As reported in late editions of yesterday's Evening Times, the young man's body was found in the water on Sunday, near the upmarket Speirs Wharf housing development, at Port Dundas.
Officers are working to establish when the young man - believed to be in his 20s - was last seen alive.
Police urged anyone who may have seen the man on Saturday night or Sunday morning to come forward.
A search of local CCTV footage is also underway as officers work to discover how he ended up in the Forth and Clyde Canal.
Detectives are trying to trace his final movement.
It is not known how long his body was in the water.
Dozens of tributes, including floral bouquets and football tops, have been left on a bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal, near to where he was found.
Friends and relatives left tributes and touching messages were tied to the railings.
Others wrote tributes on social media sites.
Police said they are "keen" to speak to anyone who can assist with their inquiry and urged witnesses to come forward.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "The body of a male was recovered from the canal, near to North Canal Bank Street and Speirs Wharf, at around 3pm on Sunday.
"A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death. His death is currently being treated as unexplained."