Parks Canada wishes to remind everyone that for safety reasons, it is forbidden at any time to venture onto the ice of the Chambly Canal.

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

Subject to weather conditions

From November 15 to April 15, although the path along the canal remains accessible, it is neither maintained nor supervised. The public is invited to enjoy the Chambly Canal National Historic Site during winter. The canal is the perfect place for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing or for simply taking a few moments to stop and admire the pure whiteness of the landscape to experience a bit of magic. Come take a breath of fresh air!

Free fat bike lending

Family riding fatbike
© City of Carignan

This winter, the City of Carignan gives the possibility to borrow a fat bike for adults and children aged 10 and over for free.

To borrow a fatbike, go to the rental desk located at Bridge No 7, at the intersection of O'Reilly Street and Sainte-Thérèse Road in Carignan. A $50 cash deposit and an ID will be required for the duration of the loan*.


Subject to weather conditions.

From December 18 to February 28, 2021

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During Spring Break, from March 1 to 7, 2021

  • Daily: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To check the availability of the equipment and for more information, please call 438-455-1978 or visit the City of Carignan Website (French only).

*Block of 2h. You must bring your helmet because it will not be provided.

Visitor safety during winter at the Chambly Canal

In order for everyone to enjoy the site safely, Parks Canada would like to remind the public that:

  • Parks Canada asks all visitors to follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. In addition, during your visit, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends wearing non-medical masks. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
  • Out of respect for the environment, as well as for safety reasons, off-road vehicle users must avoid driving a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle on the ice, path or banks of the Chambly Canal, and are asked to remain on the marked trails reserved for this purpose.
  • People must refrain from cutting and collecting wood, including dead wood, along the Chambly Canal. Dead wood left on the ground plays an important role in a forest’s life cycle by providing the soil with rich essential nutrients as the wood decomposes.