BioBlitz Canada 150

Create close links with nature this summer by participating in BioBlitz Canada 150! This summer, take part in a national inventory of fauna and flora for the Country's 150th anniversary.


  • Download the free iNaturalist mobile app.
  • Create an account.
  • Take photos of the plants and animals you stumble upon during your walks along the canal.

Join the movement and create your own Canada's "nature selfie". #Bioblitz150 These activities are intended for Nature Nerds as well as families, Nature Nerds and groups of friends.

Old picture of timber rafts at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Lock.
Timber rafts at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Lock. April 18, 1916
© National Archives of Canada / PA-211603, April 18 1916

Originally used for trading purposes, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal was part of the Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston inland waterway. Opened in 1843 this canal simplified the transportation of wood until the beginning of the 20th century. Like the other canals in Quebec, it gradually switched from being a commercial canal to a recreational canal and tourist attraction.

Learn more about the canal, its history, its role and operational manoeuvres by traveling through the Interpretation Panels Circuit. You will discover the importance of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue canal for the commercial development of Canada.