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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
National Historic Site

Train crossing bridge over canal, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC, 1904 - © Musée McCord

To travel the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is to take a trip through over 150 years of history. Located west of Montreal, the canal links Lake Saint-Louis and the Lake des Deux-Montagnes, at the mouth of the Ottawa River.

Used for commercial purposes from its opening in 1843, the canal soon became an integral part of the Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston inland shipping route.

Today, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue lock is used essentially for pleasure boating. Travel one of our country's most important communications routes, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal.

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