What the total funding will go toward:
($126,000 from the Government of Canada through ACOA + $90,612 from the SCC through the Province of Nova Scotia.)
Read the official release here.
- Land Improvements:
Many of us are hikers and paddlers. And we know there are flaws and infrastructure issues along the route. There are interruptions throughout the waterway making it much less accessible to visitors. These enhancements will help with a more continuous flow and usage with improved docks and portage linkages.
- Building and Structures:
The funding will assist with repairs to two storage facilities along the Shubenacadie Waterway and much needed upgrades to the Alderney Centre and the Fairbanks Centre.
- Marketing Activities:
The Shubenacadie 114 kilometre waterway stretches from our Dartmouth waterfront at the harbour all the way through the heart of Nova Scotia to Cobequid Bay. Today, it serves as a popular option for small watercrafts exploring the route’s rivers, lakes, and historic landmarks. Not only does the history of the canal beg to be told- but the we must promote this amazing waterway and the parks surrounding it as a premier tourist and active living destination. This funding will assist the Shubenacadie Canal Commission with promotion to encourage locals and tourists to enjoy its splendor.