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Stroll the boardwalk along the waterway

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal
National Historic Site

Activities 2015

Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
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A Special Atmosphere

Welcome to the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal where visitors can stroll along the boardwalk, watch boats pass, admire the remains of the first canal, stop at a restaurant terrace or picnic in the greenspace.

Then prowl the shops along Sainte-Anne Street and, in mid June, have fun checking out the vintage cars lining the shores of the canal. What a day!


Sail Between Lake des Deux-Montagnes and Lake Saint-Louis

Sail Between Lake des Deux-Montagnes and Lake Saint-Louis Sail Between Lake des Deux-Montagnes and Lake Saint-Louis
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Mid-May to Mid-October

The gateway to the Montréal-Kingston waterway, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal connects Lake Saint-Louis and Lake des Deux-Montagnes. The opening of the canal in 1843 played a key commercial role in the growth of the region, particularly for the international lumber trade.

Since the 1960s, the canal has been dedicated exclusively to recreational boating, its single lock one of the busiest in Canada. Sail along one of the largest waterways in the country by travelling the Sainte Anne de-Bellevue Canal.


Charms and Treats of Sainte-Anne Street

A picnic in the greenspace A picnic in the greenspace
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Mid-May to Mid-October

Carefully protecting its Old World village atmosphere, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue offers a trip through time. Enjoy the picturesque beauty of the historic site and relax for a while at one of the many restaurant terraces to watch boats travelling along the canal.

Stroll bustling Sainte-Anne Street’s lovely and varied shops and businesses.

Stroll the boardwalk along the waterway and admire the spectacle of one of the busiest locks in Canada. Charms and treats abound, guaranteed.


Cruisin’ in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

One of the busiest locks in Canada
One of the busiest locks in Canada
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Mid-June

In mid-June, the shores of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal are invaded by an annual classic car show.

Admire more than 500 muscle cars, hot rods and classic cars from plain to extravagant. Sainte-Anne Street takes on a festive atmosphere with a wide range of spectacular vehicles as its backdrop.

Use this event as an excuse to discover the historic canal and watch boats travel through the lock, rising or dropping by one metre. The magnificent boardwalk offers views of one of the busiest locks in Canada.

Boat ride or car ride?


Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau

September

Following the success of the first edition of Circuit bleu, held in September 2014, the Fondation Charles-Bruneau invites brave kayakers to circumnavigate the Island of Montreal once again to raise funds in support of children with cancer.

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