A Vision Becomes Reality

The project is being managed and financed by HRM with many of the main features slated for construction in 2015, including:

  • Installation of the Boat Cradle;
  • Inclined Plane finishes;
  • Excavation and inspection of the Turbine Chamber;
  • Design and Construction of the Power House/Turbine Chamber Building and partial elevated flume;
  • Exposure and reinstatement of the Tailrace;
  • Many addition park features and landscaping; and
  • Inclusion of a section of the Trans Canada Multi-Use Trail.

Refer to Plan

HRM staff are working very closely with the Shubenacadie Canal Commission and seek the Commission’s input on almost every aspect of the project. For this the Shubenacadie Canal Commission is very grateful.

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Ongoing Commission Initiatives

A sub-committee of the Commission, “The Canal Greenway Committee” has been hard at work over the last while documenting and coordinating the many features and historical background information for the Dartmouth Inclined Plane. They are taking up the challenge to have the mechanical features of the Turbine/Power House Building, including the reaction turbine, cable drum, gears, bearings, etc. drafted and ready for fabrication in 2015.

Anyone interested in volunteering to assist the Commission in its endeavours in any aspect of the Historical Shubenacadie Canal please contact us.

Recent Greenway News

World Canal Conference 2016

The Shubenacadie Waterway Marine Railway was selected as one of the top 5 entries for the Innovation Award at the World Canal Conference that took place on September 21 in Inverness, Scotland. This award celebrates [...]

Dartmouth High Time Capsule

Above are students from Dartmouth High and included is the School Principal Ms Eartha Bernard and their teacher Maurice Sampson.  Members of the Class have been preparing a type of Time Capsule which will be placed [...]

The next step for the Flume House

As you can see in the photo above a lot of the work on the Flume House has been completed. The next step will be the construction of the Flume. You can get an idea of [...]

Flume House construction continues

Alden Killen (L) and Bernie Hart (R) were onsite at the Flume House building yesterday. The windows are going in and the shingles are going up.

Flume House construction update

Work continues at the Greenway site. The Flume House roof is being shingled.