St. Peters Canal National Historic Site
This traditional Mi'kmaq portage route between the Atlantic Ocean and Bras d'Or Lakes saw the rise and fall of a French trading post, settlement, and British hill-top fort. Today you can visit the canal and locks, which permanently linked the two waterways in a feat of 19th-century engineering.
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St. Peters Canal National Historic Site is located in the village of St. Peter's, 80 km southwest of Sydney, Nova Scotia, on Route 4.
Contact us at St. Peters Canal National Historic Site
902-535-2118 or 902-295-2069
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Hours of operation
May 15 to June 24, 2023
8 am to 4 pm
June 25 to September 3, 2023
8 am to 6 pm
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