Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site opening

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site is now open with a limited visitor access and basic services.

Visitors will be able to access the following services and facilities:

  • Lockage;
  • Mooring areas (mooring limited, no rafting, boaters are invited to stay on boat);
  • The Promenade du canal;
  • Parking. 

Please consult the hours of operation to plan your visit.

The following accesses and services remain suspended until further notice:

  • The downstream jetty (central island) and upstream jetty (rehabilitation work in progress);
  • Public toilets.

Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal website before they travel.

Please consult the information bulletin for more details.

Located west of Montreal, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal connects Lake Saint-Louis and Lake des Deux-Montagnes. Opened in 1843, this waterway played an important commercial role in the shipping of lumber and the transport of immigrants. Today, the canal and its lock are used primarily by recreational boaters.

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Hours of operation

Site access: Every day from sunrise to 11 p.m.

Navigation season: from mid-May to mid-October.
Complete schedule


Free site acces.
Some fees apply for locking and overnight mooring.
Detailed fees list

Sites nearby

  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site

    Watch boats pass through the Carillon Canal lock, navigating a 20-metre drop in a single operation. Stop in at the museum to inspect an interpretive panel about the history of the Ottawa River’s 19th century travellers.

  • The Carillon Barracks
    Carillon Barracks National Historic Site

    Opened in 1843, the Sainte-Anne Canal was the main entry point for the waterway between Montréal and Kingston. Take a trip through 150 years of history by visiting the Museum, then go to the pier for a picnic and watch the lock in operation.

  • Lachine Canal National Historic Site

    A veritable open-air museum, the Lachine Canal recounts the beginnings of industrialization in Montreal. Explore the ingenuity of this 1825 structure. Follow its urban course, sail through the locks by boat, and enjoy an oasis in the city. 

  • Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

    The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

  • Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site

    Discover the strategies behind the significant day of October 26, 1813 when outnumbered Canadian troops defeated the invading American army. Ride 14 kilometres by bike or car across the actual battlefield!