Travel back in time

While at the Park, walk along, or paddle on, part of the same river system the Mi’kmaq and their ancestors used as a water highway for thousands of years.

See the visible structures and remains of the original nineteenth century canal system, which includes two design styles of lock wall, as well as the remains of the Irish canal builders’ stone huts located along the canal banks. The Shubenacadie Canal Waterway was built as a canal system that crossed the province and served as an efficient transportation route and economic resource for carrying goods up and down the river.

We invite you to take in our fun, hands-on and interactive exhibits and artifacts at the Fairbanks Interpretive Centre, and learn more about the amazing story of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway.