Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Located west of Montreal, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal connects Lake Saint-Louis and Lake des Deux-Montagnes. Opened in 1843, this waterway played an important commercial role in the shipping of lumber and the transport of immigrants. Today, the canal is used primarily by recreational boaters.

Parks Canada would like to remind users of the importance avoiding approaching the lock; there is a real risk of falling.

Boat lockage

Lockage and navigation

Information on navigation and lockage: routes, night mooring and much more.

Common Tern

Discover this protected bird.

Organizing an event

Guide and forms for holding an event or an activity.

Visiting Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site.

Plan your visit

How to get there, fees, hours of operation, passes, permits, guidelines and more.

Lockage and navigation

Information on navigation and lockage: routes, night mooring and much more.

About Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, archeology, cultural landscape, architecture, historic engineering.

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, communications, partners, occupancy permits, public consultations, plans and policies and more!

How to get here

Contact us

General inquiries:

514-283-6054 or 1-888-773-8888



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Hours of operation

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