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 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 January 14, 2021)
- Pedestrian and bicycle access (Lachine Canal path – see the Winter Trail section);
What’s closed (updated January 14, 2021)
- Parking lots;
- Public toilets;
- Drinking fountains.
Your safety when visiting
Parks Canada wishes to remind everyone that for safety reasons, it is forbidden at any time to venture onto the ice of the Lachine Canal.
On the banks, there are many users sharing the Lachine Canal path. 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.
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.
For the most up to date information, visit: