Today, Canada's waterways offer a fascinating navigation experience and many opportunities for discovery.

Come aboard and enjoy sailing the Parks Canada canals!

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Circuits and itineraries

Float along the waters of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to discover an entirely new side of the city! The 14 kilometres waterway takes you to the heart of Montreal’s must-see attractions, with breathtaking views.

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Overnight mooring

Everyone knows Parks Canada’s waterways for the beauty of their surroundings and for the memorable and safe navigation experience that they offer. Did you know that an overnight stay there is also possible?

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Locking through safely

Have a look at the procedures and safety precautions to take when locking through: approaching an historic canal, into the lock and exiting the lock.

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Visitors to Canada

Learn how to travel across Canada aboard a private boat: customs reporting, points of entry, operator competency, safety equipment and many useful resources.

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