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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
National Historic Site

Activities 2014

Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
© Parks Canada

A Special Atmosphere

Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Enjoy the lively restaurants and terraces along the water's edge.

The embankment is an ideal spot for picnicking, relaxing or viewing the present-day lock and the remains of the 1843 canal.

Cruisin’ at the Boardwalk

June 14

Parks Canada invites you to visit the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site on the occasion of the 6th annual classic car and hot rod show. 500 of the mildest to the wildest muscle cars, hot rods and classic cars will be presented along the canal, on the main waterfront street.

Take a moment to stroll the boat lined boardwalk, explore the historic canal and discuss with the Parks Canada staff that will on site to greet you. Once you have checked out the vintage cars displayed on the festive Sainte-Anne Street and danced to the rhythm of the ‘50s and ‘60s musical classics, enjoy a nice dinner on one of the many terraces overlooking the waterfront.

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Outdoor Screening

A frame from the film Front Lines
A frame from the film Front Lines
© 2008, Canadian War Museum
August 10, as of 7:30 p.m.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Parks Canada is inviting the public to an outdoor projection Sunday on the boardwalk of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site.

In collaboration with the National Film Board, five short and medium-length films will allow viewers to discover little-known aspects of the Great War, such as the life of Canadian soldiers and the contribution of women to the war effort. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and snacks to enjoy a pleasant evening of outdoor cinema. Veterans and their families are especially encouraged to take part in this commemorative activity.

Film program

  1. To the Ladies (1946): the contribution of women on all fronts
  2. Women are Warriors (1942): women and the war effort
  3. Front Lines (2008): tribute to Canadian veterans of the First World War, through the eyes of six veterans
  4. With the Canadians in Korea (1952): a Canadian soldier recalls life on the front lines during the Korean War
  5. Front Lines-The Life of a Soldier (2008): the story of two soldiers during trench warfare

In the “X” park on Sainte-Anne Street, located between Nina’s restaurant and Café Herbs.


“Parks Canada wishes to highlight the sacrifices and contributions—both military and civil—of so many Canadians, including women and Canadians of all origins, to whom we want to pay tribute. This public activity is part of Parks Canada’s concerted effort to diversify its programming in collaboration with community partners to allow the public to discover for themselves such exceptional places as the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Historic Canal.” - Luc-André Mercier, director, Quebec Waterways, Parks Canada

Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau

September 18 to 21

From September 18 to 21, 2014, the Island of Montréal will host the first edition of the Circuit Bleu Charles-Bruneau. Travelling solo or as part of a relay team, kayakers will paddle more than 110 km in 4 days to raise funds to help children with cancer.

Participants will travel along the Route bleue du Grand Montréal, via the Lachine and Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue canals. They will be able to see Montréal from a new perspective and marvel at the stunning beauty of its natural environment.

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