Giving a Future to Our Past

Parks Canada has announced an investment of $170 million until 2021 for the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to upgrade its facilities and thus enhance the overall experience of more than a million people who visit the site annually.

In parallel to this major work, sites related to external projects affect the infrastructure of the Lachine Canal as well as its users. On this page, you will find information related to the work that has an impact on users of the path and the banks.

Ongoing work


Arrondissement Lachine

Rehabilitation of the canal walls, Old-Canal sector

Period: August 9 to March 2022

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: infrastructure work is being carried out on the north side of the canal, between 6th and 8th Avenues and between 12th and 15th Avenues, facing St. Joseph Boulevard.

During work, a portion of St. Joseph Boulevard and of the sidewalk on the south side between 6th and 8th Avenues will be closed. A pedestrian detour will be provided on the north side of the roadway between 6th and 10th Avenues. Please consult the info-work for more information.


Arrondissements Lachine & LaSalle

Rehabiliation work on the Gauron and Lafleur Bridges

Period: April to December, 2021

Proponent:Parks Canada

Notice to users: Long-term partial closure of the Gauron Bridge from April 2021 to October 2021, and from October 2021 to December 2021 for the Lafleur Bridge. There will be a complete alternating closure of one lane during the entire duration of the work. In addition, complete bridge closures are expected overnight, at which time a detour will be offered to motorists. Please comply with on-site signage. For more info, please consult the Info-Work web page.


Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Temporary deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Charlevoix and Island Streets for safety reasons.

Notice to users: Third party work forces the deviation of the Lachine Canal path on the south side between Island and Charlevoix streets for an indefinite period. Please comply with on-site signage.


Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest – Mill Sector

Night deviation of the path near the Mill parking.

Period: September 7, 2020 to December, 2021

Proponent: The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (PJCCI)

Notice to users: « Parking available during the day. Presence of flaggers at night. Please comply with on-site signage.


Others

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest

Charlevoix and des Seigneurs Bridges: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits

Period and duration: As of January 2020 for an indefinite period 

Notice to users: For the Charlevoix Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of Charlevoix Street, the new load capacity is now 22 tons, 34 tons and 44 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units. For the des Seigneurs Bridge that crosses the canal at the level of des Seigneurs Street, the new load capacity is now 26 tons, 36 tons and 48 tons respectively for vehicles of one unit, two units and three units.  Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

For more details, please consult Press Releases web page.


Arrondissement LaSalle and Lachine 

Gauron Bridge: Decreasing of the allowed weight limits

Period and duration: As of June 2018 for an indefinite period 

Notice to users: The weight limits for heavy vehicles on the Gauron Bridge has been revised to 24 tons, 30 tons and 36 tons respectively for vehicles of one (1) unit, two (2) and three (3) units. Vehicles whose weight exceeds the stated limits are invited to use an alternative route.

Read the information bulletin for more details.