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


Clearing of the vegetation – various areas along the waterway

Period: November 2020

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: The Lachine Canal’s path may be obstructed because of the work; all work areas will be marked off with traffic cones. Parks Canada asks everyone to exercise caution and to obey the temporary signage. For more details, please consult the Info-Work. 

For more details, please consult press releases 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

Temporary deviation of the path near the Mill parking.

Period: September 7, 2020 to September, 2021

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

Notice to users: Presence of flagmen. Please comply with on-site signage.

 

Arrondissement Le Sud-Ouest – Mill Sector

Temporary closure of the Mill parking.

Period: Until fall 2020

Work: Mobilization linked to the work done at Parks Canada workshops on Mill Street.

Proponent: Government of Canada.

Notice to users: parking unavailable. Please use another place to park your vehicle.

 

Arrondissement Ville-Marie

Rehabilitation work of the Mill Bridge

Location: on and under the Mill Bridge

Period: June to November 2020

Proponent: Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal

Notice to users: Path closed under the bridge. Proposed detour via Wellington Bridge. Cyclists can skip the detour by walking next to their bike on the bridge. To ensure a safe and pleasant passage, Parks Canada asks for everyone’s support and cooperation in exercising patience and caution and in respecting the temporary signs.

For more details, please consult the Old-Port of Montréal Website.

Mill Bridge Repair - May to November 2020

 


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.