COVID-19 and your visit to the Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to the Lachine Canal National Historic Site
The 2021 Boating Season at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site is over.
We ask the public to follow the advice of public health experts and to practice physical distancing, hygiene measures and as well as respect travel restrictions and closures.
What’s open (updated October 11, 2021)
- Parking lots;
- Day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas;
- Pedestrian and bicycle access (Lachine Canal path).
What’s closed (updated October 11, 2021)
- Lockage and mooring;
- Public toilets;
- Water fountains.
Your safety when visiting
Those who choose to access the Lachine Canal National Historic Site should follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. Everyone will need to be careful in their choices to avoid injury and to minimize any need for emergency response.
During your visit, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends wearing non-medical masks.
For more information
Parks Canada’s infrastructure program is considered part of the Agency’s critical services to the public. Please consult the Info-Work page for more information on the work in progress at the Lachine Canal. We will continue to communicate if there are any changes in project status or schedule that impact the public.
Parks Canada is working with its partners and the City of Montreal, which analyses the situation as it evolves and follows the recommendations issued by the Direction régionale de santé publique, to keep visitors informed and safe.
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