Kayaking and canoeing
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.
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
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.
- Aventures H2O: Electric boat and non-motorized craft rental.
The pleasures of paddling at Lachine Canal
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.
For your safety
Your boat must be in compliance with Transport Canada’s requirements, and be equipped with all the mandatory safety equipment.
Refer to the Safe Boating Guide to learn more about boat safety.