Canal Greenway Park - A Historical Landmark
The Shubenacadie Canal is a unique system of natural lakes and rivers connected by locks and canals. It is designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Site and connects Halifax Harbour with Cobequid Bay. A multi-year project is underway to complete an open space link through downtown Dartmouth in the most urban portion between Lake Banook and Halifax Harbour.
Outside! worked with CBCL and HTMC (Winnipeg) to develop the landscape plan and articulate interpretive elements of the linear park. The Canal Greenway park is as much about historical preservation as it is about common use. The landscape vivifies the structural and architectural components of the historical buildings and the canal itself while providing interpretation and screening for local residents.
The Shubenacadie Canal Commission built this replica of a Marine Boat Cradle used to haul boats up the Dartmouth Inclined Plane section of the Shubenacadie Canal from Halifax Harbour to Sullivan’s Pond. The heavy timber cradle was designed and fabricated based on drawings of an original boat cradle used in the Morris Canal, New Jersey, USA in the early and mid 1800’s. - See more at: http://shubiecanal.ca/marine-boat-cradle/#sthash.0Phm3lzT.dpuf