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Encyclopedia > Shubenacadie Canal

An 19th century canal that crosses Nova Scotia, Canada, linking Halifax harbour with the Bay of Fundy. The canal never saw great success as a transportation corridor, but has become popular for the numerous recreational areas that line it's edges, including: Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... Halifax can refer to several things: The original Halifax, Halifax, England in West Yorkshire. ... The Bay of Fundy is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. ...

  • Sullivan's Pond
  • Banook Lake competitive paddling course
  • {{Birch Cove Beach]]
  • Dartmouth Multi-use Trail
  • Shubie Park

The Fairbanks Centre is an interpretive centre for the canal that can be found in Shubie Park. The centre features a scale model of canal lock mechanisms, and is located next to one of the canal's real locks.

External Links

  • Official Website (http://shubie.chebucto.org/)

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The Official Shubenacadie Canal Home Page (239 words)
The Shubenacadie Canal and waterway is being brought back to life by a volunteer commission.
In the northern part of the canal the tidal bore rapids offer a uniquely challenging environment for rafters.
With all these things and more to offer you the Shubenacadie Canal is truly one of this country's great national history and tourism sites.
Canals and Inland Waterways (1386 words)
The other canals of this early period, the 3 Ottawa River canals (1819-34) and the RIDEAU CANAL (1826-32), were planned and built to provide an alternative military waterway between Montréal and Kingston following the War of 1812.
All of these early canals, as well as the TRENT CANAL system, which follows old Indian routes through the Kawartha Lakes, were intended to facilitate the movement of small steamboats.
The Chambly Canal and the Grenville Canal (one of the Ottawa River canals) were alone in their resemblance to the familiar canals of Europe with towpaths for horse-haulage of barges.
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