The Shubenacadie Canal Waterway owes its existence to the numerous lakes of Nova Scotia. Thousands of years ago, the Mi’kmaq began using this series of lakes to travel between the coast and the inland areas of Nova Scotia, carrying their canoes from lake to lake. The Shubenacadie Canal used this same route to cut down on construction costs, connecting lakes and rivers that already existed rather than creating an entirely new route.

Learn more about the lakes of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway by using the links below.


Fletchers Lake


Grand Lake