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Lachine Canal National Historic Site


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Join the Celebration with Parks Canada!

Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary at our national treasures from coast to coast to coast.

To mark this special year, we're offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations, and we want you to join us for the celebration.

Get your Discovery Pass

What is free?

  • Admission to all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada;
  • Lockage at Parks Canada's canal and historic waterways;

What is not free?

Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission to our places, however, regular fees still apply for other experiences and services, such as:

  • Camping and other accommodations
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
  • Mooring
  • Reservation fees
  • Guided tours and hikes and programs not usually included with admission
  • Some special event fees
  • Firewood
  • Overnight backcountry use.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please verify with the location you will be visiting for more details.

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site you are investing in its future — and in a legacy for future generations.

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult: Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Youth: Person 6 to 16 years of age
Family/Group: Up to seven people, with a maximum of two adults, visiting a national historic site together.
School Groups: Students of elementary and secondary schools.


January 1st to December 31st, 2017

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederationfree

Order your FREE 2017 Discovery Pass here!


Per Foot

Day (up to 12 hours, but not overnight)$ 0.40
Overnight (includes day mooring)$ 0.90
Seasonal$ 9.80

Permits sold online here!

Commercial - Per Foot

One Night$ 1.70
Seasonal$ 19.60

Quay - Annual

Private floating dock, basic rate$ 98.10
Private floating dock with mooring (4.5 metre vessels or longer), per square metre$ 4.20
Private floating dock with mooring (vessels less than 4.5 metres), per square metre$ 2.10
Commercial dock, fixed or floating, basic rate$ 981.30
Commercial dock, fixed or floating, per square metre$ 6.25


Per Foot

Six Day Lockage Permit (includes one free overnight mooring permit)$ 5.05
Season Lockage Permit and Season Mooring Permit (includes a 10% discount off the price of the mooring permit)$ 17.60

Permits sold online here!



Per vessel, for a 24-hour period - Atwater Market wharves$ 9.80