Do you like canoeing and kayaking? From mid-May to mid-October, come and enjoy paddling on the calm waters of the Lachine Canal. It offers a full range of activities for watersport enthusiasts.

Bring your own non-motorized boat or rent one.

Boats sticker

To navigate on the Lachine canal, you must obtain a seasonal sticker. The stickers are available at locks Nos 1, 2, 4 and 5, during hours of operation, at a cost of $7.50 (excluding lockage costs). Ask a lock operator to get yours!

Seasonal lockage permit for canoe or kayak

It is possible to obtain your seasonal lockage permit for canoes or kayaks online.

Boats rentals services

Pédalo en forme de cygne

H20 Adventures - From May 14 to October 11, 2021

Located on the south shore of the Atwater Footpath, H20 Adventure rents raft such as electric boats, swan-shaped pedal boats and kayaks. Guided tours and courses are also offered by this concession.To reserve crafts, hours and more information, go to Adventures H20 Website.

The pleasures of paddling at Lachine Canal

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Boat launch

You can use the public docks along the canal, including the docks upstream and downstream from the locks, to launch your canoe or kayak.

Parking spaces are available at the Notre-Dame and Saint-Pierre wayside stops.

Information: 514 595-6594

For your safety

Your boat must be in compliance with Transport Canada’s requirements, and be equipped with all the mandatory safety equipment.

For health and safety reasons, “primary contact” activities, such as SUP or paddle boarding, surfing, sailboarding, and underwater diving, are prohibited. Refer to the Safe Boating Guide to learn more about boat safety.