Shubenacadie Canal CommissionOrganization Type: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Address: 54 Locks Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 2W7
Contact: Claire Halpern
In order to preserve the historic features of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and to provide access to the waterway for the education and the enjoyment of the public, a Private Bill was introduced in 1986 to Establish the Shubenacadie Canal Commission.
According to the Act, the object and purpose of the Commission is to oversee and further promote the Shubenacadie Canal System including the operation of any information or interpretative centres pertaining to or belonging to the Shubenacadie Canal System.
Our mission is to preserve the historic features of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and to provide access to the waterway for the education and the enjoyment of the public. In order to achieve this, the Commission pursues the following objectives:
To carry out stabilization, preservation and restoration work to the locks and associated features including the dams, head ponds and channels.
- To provide for the maximum practical use of the waterway by shallow draft watercraft.
- To provide for the interpretation of sites for visitors.
- To provide park-like settings for residents and tourists.