Shubenacadie Canal Marine Railway - Free Tours
58 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, B2Y 1L9, Halifax Metro
Experience a unique piece of Nova Scotia history up-close and personally with free tours of the Shubenacadie Canal Marine Railway in Dartmouth - extended into August by popular demand!
Every Saturday until August 17, 2019, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, we will be offering free guided tours of the site, including the power house and the boat cradle. Guided tours are the only way to go inside the power house, which may usually only be viewed from the outside. Don't miss this rare opportunity!
Finished in 1861, the Dartmouth marine railway was the final portion of the Shubenacadie Canal to be completed. Although the original system was dismantled following the closure of the canal in 1871, full-scale replicas of the power house (also called the flume house) and boat cradle were constructed at the site in 2018. The reconstructed power house incorporates the original turbine chamber, which was excavated and restored as part of the project.
Admission: Tours available between 12:00 and 4:00 pm. Tours take about 20 minutes, and are provided as people arrive.