1. Context

1.3 The Site

The property belonging to Parks Canada (that is, the “administrated area”) at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue covers an area of about 1.6 ha. In the 1980s, Parks Canada gave the municipality of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue part of its land, then being used for parking lots, so that a boardwalk and a new parking lot could be laid out. However, Parks Canada remains the owner of the canal wall and the fixed dock along the wall below the boardwalk. The municipality is responsible for the parking lots under the elevated lanes of the “Autoroute” 20 bridge. The floating docks upstream from the old lock have been transferred to a private marina, Club nautique Le Pingouin, although their use is still subject to Parks Canada’s approval.

Parks Canada’s property also includes the Becker Dam, which extends for a length of 365 m. The channel created by this dam enables boats to approach the lock from downstream. It should be noted that the boundaries of the area managed by Parks Canada corresponds to those of the site that has been designated for commemoration.

Map showing the multi-phase plan.
Map: Multi-phase Plan
© Parks Canada

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