Site schedule

The national historic site is open every day from sunrise to 11 p.m. The path is maintained from April 15th to November 15th each year.

Consult our event calendar to find more about special event at the canal

Navigation schedule 2018

Transit time: 4 hours minimum

Please take note that times of first and last lockages are not guaranteed. To maximize chances of being locked through, arrive early enough to allow complete lockages in both directions.

N.B.: Bridges Nos. 1, 10 and 12 are closed Monday to Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and from 12:40 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

To contact lock keepers

Telephone numbers
Chambly (Locks Nos. 1-2-3): 450-658-4381
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Lock No. 9): 450-348-3392

By VHF-Canal 68 during hours of operation

Hours operations

At locks Nos. 1-2-3 (Chambly), please arrive at least 45 minutes before the last lockage.

May 18 to June 21
Monday to Friday Lockages at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only
Saturday, Sunday and holidays* 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 22 to September 3
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays* 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 4 to October 8
Monday to Friday Lockages at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only
Saturday, Sunday and holidays* 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Sunday and holidays: last complete transit at 1:30 p.m.

Other canals navigation schedules

Plan your itinerary efficiently by using these hyperlinks to the navigation schedules of the other canals within the Parks Canada network.

Historic canals in Quebec

Historic canals in Ontario