Discover the 14 km of the waterway that lead you to the heart of Montreal’s major attractions and that open up on secluded vistas. While navigating the five locks of the canal, wharves are available for day and night mooring and for you to experience an unforgettable stay.

Mooring fees
Please consult the fees page.

Advantages of overnight mooring

  • Save time by being the first ones to lock through
  • Enjoy a unique low-cost experience
  • Access to bathrooms (Check with the lock operators)
  • Captivating stop in your journey
  • Unlimited access to surrounding attractions and services

Mooring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis

Lock No. 1 wharves – Old Montreal area 
While the surrounding marinas are fully booked, moor for the night at the Lock No. 1 wharves, a few steps away from the Old Port and from the charms of Old Montreal. On the menu: fireworks, restaurants and boutiques, programming of the Old Port of Montreal, easy and fast access to downtown and much more!

Atwater Market wharves 
Moor for the night to enjoy the one thousand and one pleasures of the Atwater market wharves! The fresh produce, groceries, trendy restaurants and bistros, access to the metro line and other services nearby make it an inescapable stop. Take the opportunity to stretch your legs on foot or on by bike along the canal’s path.

Lock No. 5 wharves – Old Lachine area 
Ideal to spend the night, the Lock No. 5 wharves are installed in a beautiful natural setting a few steps away from Old Lachine. Close by, you will find lots of restaurants, a bike path, the René-Lévesque park, the Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, the Lachine Museum, the shows of L’Entrepôt and much more!

Consult the path and parks page to plan your trip around the Lachine Canal.

For more information on Quebec canals, contact the lock operators through VHF-canal 68 during operating hours or call 514 496-1536 (Old Montreal Lock/Lock 1) or 514-595-6594 (Lachine Lock/Lock No. 5). 

For more information about the location and specifics of mooring docks on each of Parks Canada’s waterways, visit the overnight mooring section of the Historic Canals of Canada's website.

Lock No. 1

Atwater Market

Lock No. 5


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