Do you like canoeing and kayaking? From mid-May to mid-October, come and enjoy the calm waters of the Lachine Canal for a kayak, pedal boat or electric boat ride. The Canal offers a full range of activities for watersport enthusiasts.

Bring your own non-motorized boat or rent one.

Non-motorized boats sticker

To navigate on the Lachine canal, you must obtain a seasonal sticker. The stickers are available at Locks 3, 4 and 5 at a cost of $7.50 (excluding lockage costs).

Seasonal lockage permit for canoe or kayak

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

Boats rentals services

Aventures H2O

You can rent small craft such as electric boats, pedal boats and kayaks (including life jacket) from concessions in the Old Canal sector, Côte-Saint-Paul sector and the Atwater Market sector.

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 non-motorized boat.

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.