Winter activities at the Chambly Canal
This winter, discover the Chambly Canal wearing its white coat and come enjoy the great outdoors! Parks Canada is proud to offer, in collaboration with its partners, a variety of winter activities that will appeal to young and old alike and winter sports enthusiasts. Come admire the pure whiteness of the landscape to experience a bit of magic!
Starting in January 2022, Parks Canada will launch its winter trail at the Chambly Canal. Come and enjoy the 20-km winter trail. Fun times and rosy cheeks guaranteed!
On the Chambly Canal, a 400-meters stretch of ice is prepared between the Bourgogne Avenue bridge and lock No. 4.
This winter, the City of Carignan gives the possibility to borrow a fat bike for adults and children aged 10 and over for free.
From November 15 to April 15, enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in an enchanting landscape.
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.