for future generations
As part of its Mission, the Shubenacadie Canal Commission works to preserve, protect and educate people about the natural aspects and importance of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway as an important environmental gem in Nova Scotia.
It is important to understand that the canal system, with its locks and structures is fully integrated into the upper reaches of canal system. As a result of its construction, the canal created bodies of water that did not exist prior to 1826, such as Lakes Banook and Micmac. For example, Lake Banook can credit its world-class status as a canoe training and racing venue to the fact that Lock 1 controls and preserves its water levels at an ideal depth. Other historical structures maintain water levels that provide recreational opportunities.
We feel it is important to conserve the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway, not only for today, but for the enjoyment of future generations so it can be theirs to explore.