03/31/2015 04:01 EDT | Updated 05/31/2015 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia to own Porters Lake Canal in no cost deal with Ottawa

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is taking over ownership of the Porters Lake Canal in the Halifax area.

The Natural Resources Department has signed an agreement with the federal government to transfer the land at no cost.

The canal consists of almost three hectares of land and runs between Porters Lake and Three Fathom Harbour.

It links Porters Lake and the Atlantic Ocean for boaters, and includes a hiking trail along the edge of the canal.