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Famous Canals


  1. What is the name of the main water thoroughfare through Venice, famous for its Renaissance palaces and gondolas?
  2. The Panama Canal opened in which decade?
  3. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries which Welsh canal?
  4. Which canal connecting London and Birmingham is the longest canal in the UK?

  5. Which canal running from Fort William to Inverness is Scotland's longest inland waterway?
  6. Which system of locks, canals, and channels in North America allows oceangoing vessels to travel from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean?
  7. Which city, now the fifth-largest in Egypt, was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal?
  8. In which town in central Scotland do canal boats use the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world?
  9. A 127 mile long canal crossing the Pennines links Liverpool to which city?
  10. In which country is the Danube–Black Sea Canal?
  11. Queen Victoria officially opened which canal on 21st May 1894? At its peak in 1958, the canal carried almost 20 million tons of freight.
  12. Which British city is home to 35 miles of canals compared to Venice's 26 miles?
  13. The Singel canal used to encircle which European city in the Middle Ages until the city expanded beyond it?
  14. Zonians are people associated with the zone around which canal?
  15. The Sankey Canal was opened in 1757 to transport coal from which town to Liverpool?
  16. Which artist in 1887, wrote to his wife: "I have to dig from 5:30 in the morning to 6 in the evening"?


  1. The Grand Canal
  2. 1910s (1914)
  3. Llangollen Canal
  4. Grand Union Canal
  5. The Caledonian Canal
  6. The St. Lawrence Seaway
  7. Port Said
  8. Falkirk (The Falkirk Wheel)
  9. Leeds (via The Leeds and Liverpool Canal)
  10. Romania
  11. Manchester Ship Canal
  12. Birmingham
  13. Amsterdam
  14. The Panama Canal
  15. St Helens
  16. Famous artist Paul Gauguin (who helped build the Panama Canal)