Swim the Canal

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Far from Ordinary…. Be Extraordinary.

Our annual “Swim the Canal” event is an extraordinary community tradition of fun, festivities and celebration. Note that Swim the Canal is held during Nicolas Denys Days. In 2018 we had over 250 participants. Be one of the growing list of extraordinary individuals that can say…… they swam the length of an historic canal!

PLS CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR ONLINE/EARLY REGISTRATION

ONSITE check-in and registration usually begins at 1:00 pm on the Battery Provincial Park side of the canal.  Those registered prior to mid July, 2019, can pick up their t-shirts here. Vehicle entry is from Route 4 is at the entrance to Battery Provincial Park, 10110 Grenville Street (Hwy 4).

Historically, there are two swim options either swim the length or the width of the canal:

  1. Length – we swim 800 meters in the world-famous Bras d’Or Lake through the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site, ending at Battery Provincial Park beach on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean;
  2. Width – we swim 100 meters from Battery Park to the canal wall and back.

All swimmers receive a t-shirt saying “I SWAM THE CANAL” to acknowledge their accomplishment. See Registration details below.

Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on.

The day is as exciting as it can get! (2018 details)

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PURCHASES NOT YET AVAILABLE

Registration is not yet open for 2019

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Questions? Send us an email!

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These events are hosted by The Village on the Canal Association. Sponsored by the MacBouch Restaurant and Grill.