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Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Hours of Operation

The national historic site is open every day from sunrise to 11 p.m. The site is maintained from mid-May to mid-October.

Saint-Ours Canal Beautiful Sunset
Saint-Ours Canal Beautiful Sunset
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Navigation Schedule 2016

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.

Telephone: 450-785-2212

Transit: 15 minutes
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the last lockage. The floating docks are located on starboard (island side).

May 20 to June 23

Every day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 24 to August 14

Every day
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..

August 15 to September 5

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 6 to October 10

Every day
9 a.m. to 4 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.

Opening hours of the Saint-Ours Dam

This schedule is subject to change. Please consult the schedule posted on the entrance of the dam located on the Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu side for the most up-to-date information.

May 20 to August 14

Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

August 15 to October 10

Thursday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 11 to May 19

Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Emergency services can access the dam at all times.