The Route verte offers stunning scenery of the Chambly Canal and the Richelieu River The Route Verte offers stunning scenery of the Chambly Canal and the Richelieu River

From mid-April to mid-November

The Chambly Canal offers 20 kilometres of exceptional scenery for bike lovers. Linking the cities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the canal-side path is part of the province-wide Route Verte 1. Rest areas are provided where operational locks can be observed.

A path follows the banks of the historic canal connecting Chambly to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Ride for more than 20 km through an enchanting setting. Though unpaved, the path is separated from car traffic along 16 of its 20 kilometres.

Interpretative panels located alongside the path tell the story of this navigable waterway that was so essential to 19th century commercial development. Stop in Old Chambly or Old St-Jean to admire the architecture of heritage houses that have survived the ravages of time.

Still got energy to burn? Continue your ride into the sunset. You can do a 110 km loop along the Montérégiade, the Route des Champs and the Chambly Canal cycle paths. This network is part of the province-wide Route Verte 1 and the Trans Canada Trail. It's up to you to choose your path.