Shubenacadie Canal Waterway

Hours Of Operation

limited winter maintenance.


54 Locks Road, Dartmouth, Halifax Metro




Experience the natural beauty and unique history of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway! Stretching across Nova Scotia from the Halifax Harbour to the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tides, this 114-kilometre waterway offers diverse recreational opportunities, interpretation, parks, and canal locks built in the 1800s. 

Paddle, walk, or cycle the historic canal at Shubie Park, which features a series of well-maintained trails and numerous interpretive panels. Just outside downtown Dartmouth and Dartmouth Crossing, Shubie Park is a great way to connect with nature in the heart of the city. At the Bay of Fundy end of the waterway, feel the thrill of tidal bore rafting and mud-sliding along the Shubenacadie River. 

Attraction Highlights
  • Stroll Canal Walk 1 and 2 in downtown Dartmouth to discover the Flume House, Sullivan’s Pond and Lake Banook
  • Visit historic Shubie Park with its interpretive centre and walking trails, featuring Lock 2, Lock 3, and the Canal Deep Cut
  • Take a tidal bore rafting tour on Shubenacadie River
  • Go swimming or have a picnic in the shade at Graham’s Grove Park on Lake Banook
  • Launch your boat on Grand Lake at the fully restored Lock 5 in Wellington
  • Enjoy beautiful Lock 6 Park, trail and boardwalk in Enfield

More Details

Facilities / Services

Wheelchair accessible

Detailed Information

Trail type: Day-use trail, Wilderness trail
Activities: Canoeing, Cross country skiing, Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, ,
Directions: Parking at Fairbanks Centre.