Local residents used to harvest ice from the canal during Spring months to help keep perishables fresh through the summer.

The Shubenacadie Canal and Waterway

We are a waterway, bounded by a greenbelt, spanning the province of Nova Scotia from Halifax Harbour to the Cobequid Bay - linking communities enroute.

We are an historic treasure, recognized at home and abroad, as a unique system of natural lakes and rivers connected by man-made locks, canal cuts and inclined planes.

We enhance access to the use of the waterway for recreational, educational, cultural and economic benefits for residents, business and visitors.