Shubenacadie Canal Waterway

Shubenacadie Canal Waterway, Dartmouth: Hours, Address, Shubenacadie Canal Waterway Reviews: 4.5/5

Shubenacadie Canal Waterway

Shubenacadie Canal Waterway
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The mission of the Shubenacadie Canal Commission is to preserve the historic features of the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and to provide access to the waterway for the education and the enjoyment of the public.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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DT-PEI
463 contributions
Sep 2021
Great walking trail so close to the campground at which we stayed. Able to walk around a bit of Lake Charles on the the trail beside the canal, and then towards Lake Micmac and back on the opposite side. Some interpretive signs provide history and facts of the canal. And even though the signs said not to feed the wildlife, several people were feeding the very cute squirrels and chipmunks of which the were many. If it wasn't for the road noise from the adjacent 118, one could forget that you were in the city.
Written September 19, 2021
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Donetta L
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Great Experience
ts a great walk

Shubenacadie Canal Waterway
54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X 2W7, Canada
Written March 12, 2021
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Travis
Dartmouth, Canada4 contributions
Oct 2020
its a great walk ! lots of wild life, and kid friendly i would def recommend for the entire famimly !!
Written January 11, 2021
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smorrisve0fc
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia51 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We live near the Shubenacadie Canal Interpretative Centre and the trails. We spend a lot of time down there. We have kayaks and launch in the pond by the Centre. We can go out the canal into Lake Charles and thorough enjoy making our way through the canal system. The trails and waterways are kept in good condition and are very accessible. Most enjoyable recreation spot!
Written November 5, 2020
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Sailor548
Nova Scotia, Canada19 contributions
Jul 2020
Well tended walkways, pathways are shared with bicycles. Lots of well-placed 'park benches' for resting spots.
Written October 2, 2020
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,548 contributions
Sep 2020
I wish I lived closer to "Shubie Park" and I'd be there all the time. Lots of beautiful scenery here. It is great for walking. I wouldn't call it hiking as it is all wide, crusher dust, pathways with very little up and down. Walking paths are mainly tree covered. You can easily push your stroller anywhere. There is off leash parks and places for the dogs to run into the water. It's also great fro canoeing and kayaking. There are tonnes of squirrels and we saw mallards and bluejays as well. There are a couple of beaches. There are no playgrounds for the younger children.

Paths are a little confusing but it is hard to get lost. There are the occasional maps along the way. Might be best to take a picture of the first one you see.

It is off the Waverly road. Take Locks Road. The main entrance is at the very end of Locks Road, although there is a smaller parking lot just before that which intersects the main walking path. We were there mid-morning on a beautiful Saturday and, although busy, we found a parking spot. When we left an 1.5 hours later, cars were parked all along Locks Road. It was tricky to social distance at the very beginning but the crowd quickly thinned out.

You can even walk across the highway and go to Dartmouth Crossing.

The Fairbanks Centre at the main parking lot was closed. Not sure if this is a COVID-19 thing or if it is only open during the week. There was also a nice little restaurant that was closed. There are outdoor bathrooms there.

Go to Nine Locks Brewery for a beer after.
Written September 12, 2020
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DartmouthHeather
Dartmouth, Canada111 contributions
Feb 2020
The story of the Shubie Canal system is interesting and there is a small lock near the interpretive centre. The real draw of this park is the trail system and lake access. Great for all ages and abilities - you can walk or run for as little or as long as you wish. In the summer, gentle sloping and sandy beach access is perfect for young kids. The river and lakes are also popular for canoeing and kayaking, with at least two easy entry points (the main one being off the upper parking lot at the end of Locks Road). Off-leash dog areas are clearly marked and quickly accessed from the lower parking lot. Sections of the trail can get very icy in the winter time, so it's helpful to bring cleats or grips if you have them. Public washrooms are located in a stand-alone building off the upper parking lot. They are usually open during daylight hours. Kids love seeing all the squirrels, chickadees and ducks.
Written March 6, 2020
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miketundra
Dartmouth, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
An excellent place to go for a walk either slow or brisk. You can do one loop or several depending on what distance you want to achieve.
Written March 5, 2020
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sunset280
Dartmouth, Canada9 contributions
Jan 2020
Best walking trail ,beach ,small inlets to sit nothing better for a nice walk. It is great for our four legged friend with leach on and off sections . chicka dee sit in your hand to feed ,chipmunks every where it is a very pleasent place to hang any time of year. Trail to snow shoe if you like . Yes it is a home town favorite :)
Written February 12, 2020
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Destination620472
5 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a beautifl park with a dog area, camping (in the city!) trail, lake swimming and a beautiful river for water sports like kayaking.
Written November 23, 2019
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