Hours of operation for 2018 will be published as soon as the dates are confirmed.

Path 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.

Lockage Underway in Lock Number 1
Lockage underway in Lock No. 1

Navigation schedule 2017

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.

During hours of operation, you may contact the canals personnel by VHF-Canal 68.

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.

Transit: 4 hours minimum
At locks Nos. 1-2-3, please arrive at least 45 minutes before the last lockage.

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

May 19 to June 22

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.

N.B.: Other than access to the bathrooms, points of service are available to visitors at Locks Nos. 1-2-3 and 9 only.

June 23 to September 4

Every day
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

September 5 to October 9

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.

N.B.: Other than access to the bathrooms, points of service are available to visitors at Locks Nos. 1-2-3 and 9 only.


*Sunday and official 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.