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 2020 Boating Season is over.

The Lachine Canal National Historic Site is accessible to visitors. We ask the public to follow the advice of public health experts and to practice physical distancing and hygiene measures, limit public gatherings, as well as respect travel restrictions and closures. 

What’s open (updated October 13, 2020)
  • Pedestrian and bicycle access (Lachine Canal path);
  • Day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas;
  • Drinking fountains (except at the Halte Notre-Dame and at the Lien Nord).
What’s closed (updated October 13, 2020)
  • Parking lots;
  • Public toilets.
Your safety when visiting

Swimming and stand up paddle board are prohibited at all times in the canal. Be careful on the banks of the canal to avoid falls.

On the banks, there are many users sharing the Lachine Canal path – cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters are among them. Parks Canada asks all visitors to follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing (two metres from others). They must be careful in their choices to avoid injury and minimize any need for emergency response. In addition, we invite them to be courteous and obey the signage to make coexistence between all safer and more harmonious. 

During your visit, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends wearing non-medical masks and following the necessary hygiene practices.  

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Infrastructure projects

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.

Stay informed

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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