Things to do
By bike, on foot or by boat, come and admire the lockage operations and enjoy a family picnic in the Parc les Ateliers. Continue your exploration by strolling through Old Chambly or Old St-Jean. In August, marvel at a sky filled with hot-air balloons – it’s a real treat for the eyes. The Chambly Canal is also a welcoming place in winter when you can practice skating, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
Chambly Canal, a family experience
All summer long, the banks of the Chambly Canal come to life with a fascinating events program fit for the whole family.
The Chambly Canal offers 20 kilometres of exceptional scenery for bike lovers and pedestrians. Linking the cities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the canal's path is part of the province-wide Route Verte 1. Rest areas are provided where operational locks can be observed.
Navigating the Chambly Canal offers a relaxing experience for boaters and kayak or canoe enthusiasts. The canal has retained all of its charm of yesteryear with its bridges and crank-operated locks.
To permit the French army offensive against the Iroquois nations and to put an end to their attacks, a series of forts was built in 1665 and 1666 at the most strategic spots along the Richelieu River. This set the context for the building of Fort Sainte-Thérèse. Access by foot or by bike.