Event Schedule

Swim the Canal

August 7

St. Peters

Swim the Canal 2020: Far from Ordinary…. Be Extraordinary.
Our sixth annual “Swim the Canal” event has become an extraordinary community tradition of fun, festivities and celebration. There are two swim options, enter in the world-famous Bras d’Or Lake through the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site, ending at Battery Provincial Park beach on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You can swim the length, 800 meters or the width, 100 meters from Battery Park to the canal wall and back All swimmers receive a monogrammed “Swim the Canal” towel to acknowledge their accomplishment. Swimmer info available here. Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on.
Be one of the growing list of extraordinary individuals that can say… they swam the length of a historic canal!

To register: visit or call Ann Marie Kerr at (902) 535-3759 or sign up at Marsha’s Custom Cuts in St. Peter’s (902) 535-3135.

Hosted by The Village on the Canal Association

Location: On site registration and check-in for those pre-registered at Battery Provincial Park beach, St. Peter’s, 1:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person when you book before August 7th or $25 if paying on the day of the Swim.
Time: 1pm – 5pm

The admission cost ($20) is to cover insurance, lifeguards, washroom facilities, musicians, t-shirts for volunteers etc. and a “Swim the Canal” water bottle. Any profits from the event usually go to VOCA to help fund community events and charities. This year any profits we be set aside for a charity to support Ukrainian refugees. An online waiver is required to be acknowledged during registration or signed during manual registration. Swimmers acknowledge and accept the risks involved in this particular adventure tourism event. We encourage the slow swimmers to start first to minimize the overall time in the water.