St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site
Months of Operation
May 9 - September 24
Hours Of Operation
5 days/week; daily Jun 25–Sep 9 (STC).
160 Toulouse Street, St. Peter’s, Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive
The canal is the pride of the village of St. Peter’s, whose history can be traced back to a traditional Mi’kmaq portage route and a 17th-century trading post and haulover road built by French merchant, Nicolas Denys. With a steadily increasing volume of shipping, a canal replaced the haulover road in 1869. Its remarkable 15-year construction and evolution as a contemporary waterway opened up Cape Breton Island development.
Experience our rich history and heritage, discover local Mi’kmaw culture, enjoy interpretive exhibits and sail, cruise or paddle the canal.
Facilities / Services
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Admission: Admission free; donations accepted.