COVID-19 and your visit to the Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to the Chambly Canal National Historic Site
The Chambly Canal National Historic Site banks remains accessible to visitors. We ask the public to follow the advice of public health experts and to practice physical distancing and hygiene measures, limit public gatherings, as well as respect travel restrictions and closures.
The canal and mooring areas remain closed since Parks Canada is carrying out various work on Locks. Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 9. Unmarked hazards may exist and aids to navigation may be missing, off-station, or inoperable. Use of the canal at this time is discouraged and at one’s own risk.
What’s open (updated August 17, 2020)
- Pedestrian and bicycle access (Chambly Canal path)
- Day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas;
- Public toilets;
- Parking lots;
- Drinking fountain.
What’s closed (updated August 17, 2020)
- Mooring area.
Your safety when visiting
Parks Canada is preparing to receive visitors and boaters safely and will respect the standards provided by Transport Canada for Canadian boaters.
Starting on July 1, 2020:
- Nautical distancing: 2 meters between each boat;
- No rafting;
- Touchless locking: boaters will have to tie their boats themselves and stay on boat while locking;
- Cashless payment preferred.
It is possible that boat capacity may be considerably reduced and that the waiting time may be increased at lock station. We appreciate your patience and collaboration.
On the banks, there will be many users sharing the Chambly Canal path – cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters will be among them. Parks Canada asks all visitors to follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. They must be careful in their choices to avoid injury and minimize any need for emergency response. In addition, we invite them to be courteous and obey the signage to make coexistence between all safer and more harmonious.
During your visit, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends wearing non-medical masks.
For more information
Parks Canada’s infrastructure program is considered part of the Agency’s critical services to the public. Please consult the Info-Work page for more information on the work in progress at the Chambly Canal. We will continue to communicate if there are any changes in project status or schedule that impact the public.
For the most up to date information, visit: