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Chambly Canal National Historic Site


Activities for Everyone!

By bike, on foot or by boat, come and admire the lockage operations and enjoy a family picnic in the Parc des Ateliers. Continue your exploration by strolling through Old Chambly or Old St-Jean.

In August, marvel at a sky filled with hot-air balloons – it’s a real treat for the eyes. The Chambly Canal is also a welcoming place in winter when you can practice skating, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

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A jogger and a family biking together share the Chambly Canal's path during the summer

Cycling over 20 kilometres of the Route Verte
The Chambly Canal offers 20 kilometres of exceptional scenery for bike lovers. Linking the cities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the canal-side path is part of the province-wide Route Verte 1. Rest areas are provided where operational locks can be observed.

Two kayakists paddling on the Chambly Canal

Gently sail the waters of the Chambly Canal
Navigating the Chambly Canal offers a relaxing experience for boaters and kayak or canoe enthusiasts. The canal has retained all its charm of yesteryear with its bridges and crank-operated locks.

Hot-air balloons in the sky of lock No. 9 at Chambly Canal

Spectacular demonstrations, picnics and hot-air balloons!
The Chambly Canal is located in the Vallée des Forts. Come and watch the boat lockage operations. Eight of the nine locks are still operated manually. At day's end, enjoy a picnic at lock No. 9 while observing the hot-air balloons drifting along in the August sky.

Children having fun on the ice of the Chambly Canal

Skating and a breath of cold air
It's winter! Three maintained and monitored rinks await those who love skating. If you prefer to don skis or snowshoes, then travel on the canal pathway and admire the beauty of this historic site- weather permitting.

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