Swim the Canal

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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 2017 we had 250 participants. Why not join us in 2018 for the whole week!

This year there is a dance that evening sponsored by the St. Peter’s Lion’s Club and Swim the Canal.

ONLINE registration will be available on this site sometime in May and will close the Saturday evening of the event. Stay tuned.

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 were two swim options in 2017 – 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

Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on

Schedule of Events

The day is as exciting as it can get!

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