Sunday, August 4, 2019

Far from Ordinary…. Be Extraordinary.

Our annual “Swim the Canal” event, held during Nicolas Denys Days, is an extraordinary community tradition of fun, festivities and celebration.   In 2018 we had 281 participants including a surprise dive in by Ana Almeida. Be one of the growing list of extraordinary individuals that can say…… they swam the length of an historic canal!

Why not join us in 2019 for the whole week!

This year is the 150thanniversary of the opening of the St. Peter’s Canal so expect a huge celebration and book early.

ONLINE registration ($21) is available via the link below.  Alternatively sign up locally ($20) at our Visitor Information Center, 10259 Grenville St. (902) 535-2185;  Marsha’s Custom Cuts, 9971 Grenville St, (902) 535-3135; or call Ann Marie Kerr – (902) 535-3759.

ONSITE check-in and late registration ($25) will begin at 1:30 pm on the Battery Provincial Park side of the canal.  Vehicle entry from Route 4 is at the entrance to Battery Provincial Park, 10110 Grenville Street (Hwy 4).

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 Swim the Canal towel to warm up and acknowledge their accomplishment.

Swimmer Registration Details, Safety Message and Swim the Canal Waiver information are must read links found below.

Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on.

Hosted by The Village on the Canal Association and sponsored by the MacBouch Restaurant and Grill


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Hosted by The Village on the Canal Association and sponsored by the MacBouch Restaurant and Grill



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