Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is National historic site of Canada, located 25 kilometres west of Montreal. It links Lake St. Louis and Lake of Two Mountains.
The site presents the history of this one-of-a-kind site. Indeed, the canal was a major transfer point for immigrants transiting to the interior of Quebec, as well for shipping of wood downriver. It was in operations since 1843, and later it was integrated into the Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston inland waterway.
The remains of the first canal are still there. Today throng of pleasure boaters travel up and down the corridor. You can see boats manoeuvre through the 1883 lock. An outdoor interpretation circuit awaits guests on their visit to the canal.
Restaurants and outdoor cafés abound along the boardwalk. Note that the Cap-Saint-Jacques nature park is just a dozen kilometres away. And the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Ecomuseum and Macdonald College's Morgan Arboretum are located near by.
Visitors can get to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal via Highway 20 ou highway 40.