Canadian Canal Society - Societe des Canaux du Canada
Rideau Canal - Kingston Mills - photo by: Bob Sears
The Canadian Canal Society
Société des Canaux du Canada

We're a not-for-profit, educational and historical organization, dedicated to the preservation of the canal heritage of Canada. Please take a few moments to explore our website and learn some of the fascinating facts about the canals of Canada.

Please consider taking out a membership in our society. It's inexpensive and not only does it help support our organization, including this website, but you'll get our fascinating newsletter, Canals Canada and invitations to our various field trips. So please, consider joining today.

Canals are interesting places and are an important part of Canada's heritage. Many were monumental tasks of engineering and played an important role in developing cultural corridors. Canadian canals differ from those in Britain since, although many were instigated during the great canal building era in Britain, those built in Canada had to adapt to new conditions, many taking advantage of natural waterways.

Canals continue to play an important role in Canada. Some, such as the Rideau and Trent-Severn are now recreational waterways, supporting a large tourist trade. Others such as the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Welland Canal continue to play a significant commercial economic role. All have fascinating histories.

Learn more about the canals of Canada by exploring our website!

Canadian Canal Society
207 Morton Street
Thorold, ON L2V 1C8

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