Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
The Saint-Ours Canal lock enables boats to navigate a 1.5 metre difference in water levels. Put your kayak into the water and follow the banks of the Richelieu River.
Bring a picnic to the island and spend beautiful, relaxing hours in a unique, natural setting.
In order for different species of fish to be able to pass through the dam, a structure unlike anything else in the world was erected in the spring of 2001. It's a new experience for the whole family!
Treat yourself to an oTENTik getaway!
With friends or family, Parks Canada oTENTik accommodation offers a unique experience in ease and comfort in an enchanting site by the Richelieu River.
Picnicking and relaxing at the Saint-Ours Canal
Although the Saint-Ours Canal was created with the aim of improving navigation on the Richelieu River, visitors on foot will also enjoy it with picnicking, relaxing and a nice stroll on the menu.
We've saved you a seat!
Since the summer of 2015, Parks Canada has installed a series of red Adirondack chairs at the Saint-Ours Canal so that visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Richelieu river and the rich historical heritage of this exceptional site. What are you waiting for to discover them?