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Seasonal Lockage and Mooring Permits

Lock No.1 Chamby Canal Lock No.1 Chambly Canal
© Parks Canada / Normand Rajotte

Description

Seasonal Lockage Permit

This permit is valid for the entire navigation season, and provides passage for your recreational vessel through any number of Parks Canada's lock systems, at all National Historic Canals across Canada*:

Seasonal lockage permit

Locations in Quebec:

  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site
  • Chambly Canal National Historic Site
  • Lachine Canal National Historic Site
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
  • Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Locations in Ontario:

  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site
  • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

* St. Peter's Canal (Nova Scotia) and Sault Ste. Marie Canal (Ontario) National Historic Sites do not charge lockage fees for recreational vessels.

6-Day Lockage Permit

This permit shares the characteristics of the Seasonal Lockage Permit above, and is intended for folks who only require 6 days of lockage in a season. These 6 days do not need to be consecutive, making this permit an excellent value for someone with fewer days available to spend on the water.

If you plan on navigating Parks Canada's locks on more than 6 days in a season, the Seasonal Lockage Permit may be the best option for you.

Seasonal Overnight Mooring Permit

Parks Canada offers a seasonal mooring permit that is valid for overnight mooring at seven national historic canals, two national parks, and one national marine conservation area. Your seasonal overnight mooring permit provides overnight mooring for your recreational vessel for the entire navigable season.

Please note that mooring is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is not guaranteed during peak periods. Certain restrictions may apply at National Parks.


Seasonal mooring permit 2014 

Locations in Quebec:

  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site
  • Chambly Canal National Historic Site
  • Lachine Canal National Historic Site
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
  • Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Locations in Ontario:

  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site
  • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park
  • Thousand Islands National Park
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park (Flowerpot Island)

Benefits

Love to travel by pleasure boat or canoe? Launch your own adventure along Canada's original highways. Going through the locks, you'll appreciate the "cutting edge" engineering technology – from over 150 years ago! Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes, fascinating stories and lively local culture. Think of your permit as a personal invitation to come and make your own memories, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Canada's waterways.

Trent drives the Trent! Kids love coming aboard the tug to try out the steering wheel.
© Parks Canada

Consider These Benefits

  • Unlimited opportunities to explore Canada's natural treasures using this country's original "expressway" – water.
  • Permits pay for themselves quickly, leaving you free to continue enjoying at no additional cost.
  • Faster passage and greater convenience.
  • Makes a great gift.
  • Your fees are reinvested in Canada's National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Parks help us maintain & improve the places you love.
  • By purchasing the Parks Canada Seasonal Lockage or Mooring Pass, you are acquiring endless opportunities to experience Canada at its best for the whole season.


Fees

Per Foot of Vessel
Seasonal Overnight Mooring Permit $9.80
Seasonal Lockage Permit $8.80
6-Day Lockage Permit $5.05
Lockage and Mooring Package $18.60

*This offer is not valid for commercial vessels. Please contact Parks Canada's National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.

First-class shipping is included in the prices above. Express shipping available. Prices include applicable taxes and are subject to change.


Canada
First Class
Express
5-7 Business Days
2 Business Days
Included
$10.50

USA
First Class
Express
5-7 Business Days
2-3 Business Days
Included
$12.53

International
(other than USA)
First Class
Express
10-14 Business Days
3-4 Business Days
Included
$27.35

**Please add 2 - 3 business days for remote locations.

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Terms of Use

By purchasing a Parks Canada seasonal lockage or mooring permit (including the six-day lockage permit), you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use. Please read them carefully.

  1. Validity Period:
    • Seasonal mooring permits are valid for day and/or overnight mooring throughout the entire navigation season at the participating locations listed above. Certain restrictions may apply at National Parks;
    • Seasonal lockage permits allow passage through any number of locks on all National Historic Canals throughout the entire navigation season;
    • Six-day lockage permits allow passage through any number of locks at National Historic Canals for any six days during the navigation season – these days do not need to be consecutive;
    • Permits are valid only during their year of issue;
    • Mooring is on a first come, first served basis and space cannot be guaranteed during peak periods. Maximum mooring periods exist and vary depending on location.

  2. Exclusions:
    • Vessels 12ft. and under are charged a 12ft. minimum rate for all permits;
    • Other fees related to your visit, such as boat launching, vehicle parking, camping and entry fees may also apply.
    • This offer is not valid for commercial vessels. Please contact Parks Canada's National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca.

  3. Validity Locations:
    • Lockage:
      • Locations in Quebec:
        • Carillon Canal National Historic Site
        • Chambly Canal National Historic Site
        • Lachine Canal National Historic Site
        • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
        • Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
      • Locations in Ontario:
        • Rideau Canal National Historic Site
        • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
        • * St. Peter's Canal (Nova Scotia) and Sault Ste. Marie Canal (Ontario) National Historic Sites do not charge lockage fees for recreational vessels.

    • Mooring:
      • Locations in Quebec:
        • Carillon Canal National Historic Site
        • Chambly Canal National Historic Site
        • Lachine Canal National Historic Site
        • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
        • Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
      • Locations in Ontario:
        • Rideau Canal National Historic Site
        • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
        • Georgian Bay Islands National Park
        • Thousand Islands National Park
        • Fathom Five National Marine Park (Flowerpot Island)

  4. Non Transferable:
    • All lockage and mooring permits are non-transferrable and are rendered void if resold. The value of an existing permit can be applied to a new permit for boaters who change vessels within the same season.

  5. Non Refundable: All lockage and mooring permits are non-refundable.

  6. Display:
    • Seasonal permits decals must be affixed to the vessel, and be viewable by lock staff.
    • All other permits must be available for verification or validation by lock staff.

  7. Lost permits:
    • Parks Canada is not responsible for lost permits. Please keep yours in a safe place and we encourage you to retain your receipt for proof of purchase.

  8. Cancellation by Parks Canada:
    • False registration information may result in permit(s) cancellation.
    • Parks Canada reserves the right to cancel any permit(s) with or without warning in the case of serious breach of regulations.