Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

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The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is a canal and set of locks linking Lake Saint-Louis and Lake of Two Mountains at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the very westernmost point of Montreal Island, Quebec, Canada. It is a National Historic Site of Canada.The canal is located in the eastern channel of the Ottawa River around Perrot Island where shallow rapids form a natural obstacle. It forms part of the waterway system that allows boating access from the Saint Lawrence River up the Ottawa River to the City of Ottawa, and even to Kingston via the Rideau Canal.The canal and locks are used today exclusively for recreational boating. The site is a popular tourist location that also offers mooring places, picnic tables, boat launch, and park land. Guided tours and interpretative panels are provided by Parks Canada. Together with the boardwalk and restaurants and cafes that line the canal, the site drew 181,000 visitors and 23,000 boaters in 2003, making it the second busiest canal and locks in Quebec. The dimensions of the lock are 54.86m long, 12.19m wide, and 2.74m deep at the sills. It lifts boats by 1m.
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  • The canal has only an 18 inch drop and is not really exciting in itself. The park surrounding it is quaint. I would visit the canal if you are coming to walk or dine in the very quaint adjacent villag...  read more »
  • Ste-Anne Bellevue, this beautiful stranger most Montrealers deserves that attention, all full of good restaurants, a summer atmosphere... and all that, suur one enchanting and yet so close!
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  • Beautiful boardwalk in Sainte Anne's. It's full of restaurants, bars and a few ice cream places. It's fun place to visit on a sunny day to watch the boats and enjoy a nice meal on the terraces. Highly...  read more »
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