2. Commemorative Integrity of the Site

2.6 "Level 2" Messages

The following themes constitute messages of historic interest in relation to the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal: the Vaudreuil lock, the route of the voyageurs, and the fur trade in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The private monopoly represented by the Vaudreuil lock sparked protests that were a major incentive for building the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal. As the first stop after Lachine, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue was considered the starting point for voyageurs travelling up the Ottawa River to engage in the fur trade.

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