|To travel the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is to take a trip through over 150 years of history. Located west of Montreal, the canal links Lake Saint-Louis and the Lake des Deux-Montagnes, at the mouth of the Ottawa River. Used for commercial purposes from its opening in 1843, the canal soon became an integral part of the Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston inland shipping route. Today, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue lock is used essentially for pleasure boating. Travel one of our country's most important communications routes, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal.