Natural and Cultural sites Saimaa canal and Canal museum

Built through the First Salpausselkä’s chain of ice-marginal formations, the Saimaa canal is a historically significant canal route that connects the Lake Saimaa watercourse through Vyborg to the Gulf of Finland. Construction of the canal began in 1845 and was opened to traffic on September 7, 1856. The Saimaa canal was renewed and extended several times in the 20th century. There are canal structures and buildings from different eras around the canal in the Mälkiän-Mustola area.

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