St. Peters Canal National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

Saint Peter's, Nova Scotia
St. Peter's, NS
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June 1 to June 21, 2021, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday - Monday | June 22 to August 8, 2021, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | August 9 to September 6, 2021 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | September 7 to September 11, 2021 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday - Monday | September 12, 2021 and after, Limited passage, Weekdays
902-535-2118 or 902-295-2069

Built on an isthmus, the 800-metre St. Peters Canal joins the Atlantic Ocean to the sparkling Bras d’Or Lake, meandering along Battery Park, popular for boating, fishing, and picnicking.

As the pride of St. Peter’s village, trace the canal’s history back to a fortified 17th century trading post built by French merchants, to its remarkable 15-year construction and evolution as a contemporary waterway, opening up Cape Breton Island development.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


St. Peter's, NS
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