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. 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 2018 for the whole week!

This year there is a dance Saturday night at the St. Peter’s Lion’s Hall starting at 8pm featuring the band RetroActive from Halifax.


ONSITE check-in and registration will begin at 2:00 pm on the Battery Provincial Park side of the canal.  Those registered prior to July 16 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).

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!

Ticket Purchases

Help Fill the Canal

Online Registration is Open

Or sign up at Marsha’s Custom Cuts in St. Peter’s (902) 535-3135 or call Ann Marie Kerr – (902) 535-3759.

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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.