Activities and experiences

Chambly Canal National Historic Site

By bike, on foot or by boat, come and admire the lockage operations and enjoy a family picnic in the Parc les Ateliers. Explore the Old Chambly or the Old St-Jean with a stroll. The Chambly Canal is also a welcoming place in winter when you can practice skating, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

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.

Learn-to Fish

Introduction to fishing for children aged 6 to 17.

Paddle sports

This summer, come paddle on the canal!

Other activities

Calendar of events

Schedule of events and interpretive programs.

Learn-to Adventure Activities

List of all Learn-to Adventure activities.

Lockage and navigation

Maps, suggested routes and rates when planning your visit.

Paddle sports

Boat launch, navigation sticker and seasonal lockage permit for canoe or kayak.


Fishing on the Chambly Canal banks.

Path and parks

Bike path, picnic areas and more.

The Chambly Canal path

Discover a 20 km trail linking the towns of Chambly, Carignan and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Red chairs

The red chairs on the Chambly Canal banks.

Winter activities

Learn-To Winter activities, winter trail, skating rink and other winter sports.

Chambly Canal, a family experience


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A timelapse of boats coming and out of the locks of the Chambly Canal. [Title: Chambly Canal National Historic Site]

A mother and her children walk with their bikes to an interpretation panel.

Afterward, the family explores the marina.

A Parks Canada employee who activates the door lock crank.

The locks that fill.

A Parks Canada employee who helps a boat owner to moor the ship to cross the locks.

Another employee of Parks Canada activates the crank to open the locks gates.

The family goes for a bike ride on the bike path.

A drawbridge is up to let a boat continue his path.

The family is having a picnic in the shade of a tree.

Children play ball and enjoy an ice cream cone while watching the air balloons that rises in the distance.

A timelapse of the locks a dusk.

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