The Shubenacadie Canal Waterway is a one-of-a-kind, inspiring path to recreation, history, and nature. Archaeological evidence shows that the Mi'kmaq used the waterway as a “main highway” between Halifax Harbour and the Bay of Fundy at least 4,000 years ago.
Watch this 12-minute film about the Shubenacadie Canal’s history.
The "Canal District" is an initiative of the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, Develop Nova Scotia, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, and Destination Dartmouth. The project will focus on establishing a historical inventory; trail connections, and promotional concepts for enhanced signage, tourism development, and promotion in Dartmouth.
There are numerous points of interest along and adjacent to the Canal route. They have been organized into three suggested “Walks” within the Dartmouth section of the Canal.
Suggested points of interest along Canal Walk #1: