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St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

St. Peters Canal joins the Atlantic Ocean and Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. St. Peters is a 3 hour 45 minute drive from Halifax, and 1 hour 20 minute from Sydney. Plan to spend an hour or two touring St. Peter’s village and canal, along with the popular St. Peters Coastal Trail. The quaint village has restaurants, picnic provisions, boat, kayak and fishing supplies. Nearby Battery Provincial Park offers breathtaking views, trails, fishing, camping and swimming.

How to get here

Directions and distances to St. Peters Canal National historic Site by car.

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Daily visitor fees. Free admission for youth.

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How to get here


160 Toulouse Street
St. Peter's, Nova Scotia
B0E 3B0




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.

From Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Drive east through Port Hawkesbury and turn left onto NS-4 Trunk E. After 1.8 km, turn right onto NS-104 E toward St. Peter's (37 km). Continue through the village of St. Peter's until just before the swing bridge. Turn right onto Denys Street. At the end of Denys Street, turn left onto Toulouse Street.

From Sydney, Nova Scotia
Drive southwest on NS-4 Trunk W, following it 81 km to St. Peter's. Just after the swing bridge, turn left onto Denys Street. At the end of Denys Street, turn left onto Toulouse Street.

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