St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site

Location

160 Toulouse St

St. Peter’s

Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive

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Contact

T: 902-535-2118

Rates & Dates

June 25 - September 9

Description

Discover this famous Nova Scotia canal and its tidal lock system specially designed to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d’Or Lakes. 

Located on Cape Breton Island, St. Peter’s Canal crosses an isthmus in the Village of St. Peter’s. Watch its workings as all types of pleasure craft and the occasional commercial vessel pass through. Outdoor exhibits describe the lock’s unique double gates, each with 4 swinging doors that form a diamond shape when closed. The gates, designed to compensate for the tidal differences between the ocean and the lake, are the only ones of their kind in North America.  

St. Peter’s Canal is adjacent to the Nicolas Denys Museum and Battery Provincial Park. A picnic area is available.

More Details

Facilities / Services

Parking
Picnic tables
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available

Hours Of Operation

3 days/week; daily Jun 25–Sep 9 (STC).

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free; donations accepted.

Places Nearby

Legend


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