Winter activities at the Chambly Canal
This winter, enjoy 400 meters of skating rink on the Chambly Canal between the bridge of Bourgogne Avenue and Lock No.4.
When the rink will be accessible?
From late December to mid-March or as soon as the weather will permit.
Monday to Thursday : 13:30 pm to 9 pm
Friday: 13:30 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 pm to 10 pm
Sunday: 10 pm to 9 pm
- Trailer: In order to put on its skates and warm up, a trailer will be installed nearby.
- Parking: Parking is available close to the canal ($).
- Ice conditions: Every morning, an indicator will report ice conditions (green: open rink and red: closed rink).
You can consult the winter conditions on the city of Chambly website (french only).
Parks Canada is pleased to be working with the Municipality of Chambly, which will be responsable for the management, maintenance and supervision the skating rink.
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!
In order for everyone to enjoy the site safely, Parks Canada would like to remind the public that:
- 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.