Barge loaded with wood on the Chambly Canal. The captain is at the helm. Barge transporting pulp wood in the Chambly Canal in 1914.
© National Archives of Canada / C-060786, 1914

Along the water

The construction of canals in Quebec reached its peak in the 19th century.

For over 100 years, these canals would play an important role in the economic development of Canada.

Go through the lock of history and travel Quebec's Historic Canals to find out how our country was built!