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 281 registered participants. 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 coming soon. Alternatively Call Ann Marie Kerr – (902) 535-3759 or sign up at Marsha’s Custom Cuts in St. Peter’s (902) 535-3135.

ONSITE check-in and late registration will begin at 2:00 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 t-shirt to acknowledge their accomplishment.

Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on.

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


Registration is not yet open for 2019

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



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