Canal takes place in Buchanan Canal Station, according to a sign, that was under renovation. The Terrorists were most likely trying to sabotage the renovation and the Counter-Terrorists must prevent this from happening.
The map was created by Gearbox Software after Rogue Entertainment gave up development of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and went defunct. Canal was seen in various media, including an official trailer, and within interviews while Gearbox was still involved in the making of Condition Zero. The map made appearances in a trailer released in mid-2002 and it also has been seen in the interview with Randy Pitchford who was talking about the game's developement. As with Rogue Entertainment, Gearbox Software missed its' late 2002 deadline and passed it to Ritual Entertainment.
- A version of the map has been leaked and is available for download. Notably it has been compiled for the Xbox version of the game and due to slight differences in the lightning system, it will appear darker than supposed to be when played on the PC version.
- ↑ Counter-Strike Condition Zero - Gearbox Trailer
- ↑ Randy Pitchford on Counter-Strike Condition Zero