2. Commemorative Integrity of the Site
2.2 Commemorative Intent
The commemorative intent of a national historic site or canal defines what should be specifically commemorated at this site. This intent is closely related to the reasons that led the site’s being designated as being of national significance and that account for its ranking among the national historic sites of Canada.
The commemorative intent of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal has been defined as follows:
The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is part of Canada’s national historic canal system. Located at the mouth of the Ottawa River, it commemorates, with the Carillon Canal, the Grenville Canal and the Rideau Canal, the role of this navigable waterway during the 19th and 20th centuries, as part of a canal system linking Montreal to Kingston via the St. Lawrence and the Ottawa, Rideau and Cataraqui rivers.7