Canso Canal

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Canso Canal

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Canso Canal

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Canso Canal

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Getting To Know The Canso Canal

As we sail toward Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, we’ll navigate through the Strait of Canso, which is located in the province of Nova Scotia and divides the Nova Scotia peninsula from Cape Breton Island. This long, thin channel is approximately sixteen and a half miles long and an average of almost 2 miles wide (0.62 miles at its narrowest).

The strait connects the Chedabucto Bay on the Atlantic Ocean to St. George’s Bay on the Northumberland Strait, a sub-basin of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

What To See

Get ready with your camera to capture the landscapes, as well as the spectacular moment when the bridge over the canal swings open to let the M/V Victory II pass through.

More About The Canso Canal…

The strait is crossed by the Canso Causeway for vehicular and rail traffic, which was first opened in 1955. The Canso Canal allows ships to pass through the causeway and can accommodate any vessel capable of transiting the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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