Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada
The Côte-Saint-Paul Lock Sector
The restored lock© Parks Canada / P.-É. Cadorette/ 2002
Five locks once enabled ships to cross the 14.5-m drop between Montréal and Lachine. Three have been abandoned since the canal closed in 1970. The restoration of the Côte-Saint-Paul Lock began in 1998. The walls were repaired, the doors entirely rebuilt, and new electrical mechanisms replaced the old ones. The weir was also restored and a new lockkeeper's cabin built.