Site schedule

The national historic site is open every day from sunrise to 11 p.m. The path is maintained from April 15th to November 15th each year.

Consult our event calendar to find more about special event at the canal

Navigation schedule 2020

Transit time: 3 to 5 hours

Please take note that times of first and last lockages are not guaranteed. To maximize chances of being locked through, arrive early enough to allow complete lockages in both directions.

To contact lock keepers

By phone : 514-595-6594

By VHF-Canal 68 during hours of operation

Hours of operation

At locks 1 and 5, arrive at least 30 minutes before the last lockage. The floating docks are located on starboard.

May 15 to June 18
Monday to Friday Lockages at 9:30 am and 1 pm only
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

June 19 to August 9
Daily 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

August 10 to September 7
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

September 8 to October 12
Monday to Friday Lockages at 9:30 am and 1 pm only
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

N.B.: Other than access to the bathrooms, points of service are available to visitors at Locks Nos. 1 and 5 only.


Other canals navigation schedules

Plan your itinerary efficiently by using these hyperlinks to the navigation schedules of the other canals within the Parks Canada network.

Historic canals in Quebec

Historic canals in Ontario