Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Along the Richelieu River, the Chambly Canal stretches nearly 20 kilometres between the municipalities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. A small paradise for cyclists, boaters and hikers, the site offers pure relaxation in an environment carved out by more than a century of history.

Parks Canada would like to remind users of the importance of staying on the path and at all times avoid approaching footbridges and locks; there is a real risk of falling.

La Route Bleue

Explore a section of La Route Bleue at the Chambly Canal.

Lockage and navigation

Circuits and itineraries, overnight mooring and locking through safely.

Paddle sports

This summer, come paddle on the canal!

Visiting Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Activities for everyone at the Chambly Canal: outdoor shows, family picnics or skating in winter. Relaxation and pleasure guaranteed!

Lockage and navigation

Plan your visit to the Chambly Canal National Historic Site by consulting the lockage and shoreline activity schedules.

Plan your visit

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

About Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Culture and History

Discover the cultural and historical impact of the Chambly Canal on the Valley of the Richelieu.

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 Chambly Canal National Historic Site

General inquiries:

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


Lock No. 1: 450-658-4381

VHF-Canal 68 during hours of operation

Hours of operation

See the complete schedule


More places to discover with Parks Canada

Fort Chambly National Historic Site

Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.

Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Built on Île aux Noix between 1759 and 1760, Fort Lennox reopened its doors in June 2023 after major restoration work. This mythical site was at the heart of the French defense against the British invasion by the Richelieu River, and the ferry ride to get there is worth a visit in itself.

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Lachine Canal National Historic Site

A veritable open-air museum, the Lachine Canal recounts the beginnings of industrialization in Montreal. Explore the ingenuity of this 1825 structure. Follow its urban course, sail through the locks by boat, and enjoy an oasis in the city. 

La Mauricie National Park

With its 536 km2 area, La Mauricie National Park is the ideal place for an outdoor escape. Hills, forests and streams are accessible any season of the year.

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