Plan your visit

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

From Montreal, the Trans-Canada highway leads to Saint-Hilaire. Follow the signs for Route 133 to the lock. Alternatively, take the Richelieu West Road, Route 233, and cross the river using one of three cable ferries. The superintendent's house, the fish ladder and Darvard Island await you.

Getting here

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site of Canada visitor information.

Hours of operation

Consult the lockstation hours and site schedule of the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site.


Consult the lockage, mooring, and parking fees of Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site.

Maps and technical data

Maps and technical data for the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Visitor guidelines on cannabis

It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use while visiting the National Historic Site.

Tourism links

Visitor Information at Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site of Canada

How to get here

How to get here


2930 Chemin des Patriotes, Saint-Ours, QC, J0G 1P0

General inquiries:

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



VHF-Canal 68 during hours of operation


The Saint-Ours Canal runs along Route 133 North.

From Montreal:
Take Highway 10, Richelieu Exit. Take Chemin des Patriotes (Route 133) North towards Sorel.
take Highway 20, Exit Mont Saint-Hilaire and follow the signs.


The national historic site is open every day of the year from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving (mid-May to mid-October).

For navigation, site and dam opening hours, visit complete schedule.


Site access is free. Parking fees of $3,90 apply.

Otherwise, there are fees for locking and overnight mooring. Daily access and season permits are offered.

Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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