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Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Explore the canal from one end to the other Explore the Canal from One End to the Other
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Culture and Heritage

Since its opening in 1843, the Chambly Canal has successfully resisted modernization. In fact, even today, human force is required to operate eight of its locks and two of its bridges.

Watch lockage manoeuvres near flight Locks No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 near the Chambly Basin. The gates will open to enable vessels to be raised or lowered over 24 metres!

Learn how the locks work Learn How the Locks Work
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Whether you ride a bike, walk, or snowshoe, enjoy the 20-kilometre route along the old towpath and appreciate the canal’s charm while witnessing over a century of history.

Take a break in the lock and bridge keepers’ cubicles; they will be happy to share bits and pieces of this unique site’s history with you.

Observation Islets

Discover our observation islets set up along the multi-purpose path and witness the natural heritage and culture of this exceptional national historic site.

Discover our observation islets Discover our Observation Islets
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Valley of Forts

The Chambly Canal is located in the Vallée des Forts, in the Montérégie region of Quebec. The area is renowned for its wealth of history and culture!

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