Lockage and navigation
Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Navigate the canal while discovering an exceptional environment and take part in a memorable voyage back in time !
Enjoy your trip on the Chambly Canal and explore exceptional bridges and locks with manual mechanisms.
Circuits and itineraries
The Chambly Canal National Historic Site offers a fascinating trip along the Richelieu River. The Canal’s 9 locks, eight of which are still operated manually, as well as swing, rolling and lift bridges set the pace for your excursion.
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- Length: 19.31 km (12 miles)
- Elevation: approximately 24 m (more than 78 feet)
- Guaranteed draught: 2 m (6 feet 6 inches)
- Bridge clearance: 8.84 m (29 feet)
- Effective dimensions of the smallest lock: 33.52 m x 7 m (110 feet x 23 feet)
- Number of locks: 9
- Number of active bridges: 7
- Maximum speed allowed: 10 km/h or avoid wakes
- Estimated duration of trip: between 3 and 5 hours
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