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About Dalslands Kanal AB
One of Sweden’s best preserved industrial heritage sites
Considered by many to be among the most beautiful canals in the world, the Dalsland Canal is also thought to be one of Sweden’s best preserved cultural heritage sites. It stretches from Köpmannebro, on western Vänern, through Dalsland and western Värmland and onwards into Norway. Spanning navigable channels of 250 km, the canal has 17 lock stations and 31 locks. The Dalsland Canal was opened for sailing in 1868.
It is open for passenger services from May to September, and for public sailing from around 10 June to 18 August.
87% of Dalslands Kanal AB is owned by a foundation, with a 13% stake held by public shareholders. Our primary mission is to preserve the cultural heritage site and develop the Dalsland Canal as a catalyst for the tourist industry along the canal. We have five employees who work all year round, and around 50 seasonal workers. The canal office is based in Upperud.
Dalslands Kanal AB
Nils Ericsons väg, Upperud