Parks Canada invests more than $50 million over five years in the Chambly Canal National Historic Site. This major investment will make it possible to upgrade numerous structural elements of the waterway, improve the user experience for the 200,000-plus people who visit the site each year, and protect this exceptional heritage site for current and future generations to enjoy.

In addition to this major work, other external site projects will affect the infrastructure of the Chambly Canal as well as its users. On this page, you will find information related to the work that has an impact on users of the path and the banks

Ongoing Work - Plan Your Visit


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Work area
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Ongoing work


Various areas along the waterway

A series of repair and restoration projects on the path of the Chambly Canal National Historic Site will be carried out over the coming months.

Period: April to June 2021, then October to December 2021

Work proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: The Chambly Canal path may be obstructed at times during the work. The work will be carried out by sector; detours have been planned via Canal Road and the municipal network. Users are asked to respect the signage in place throughout the duration of the work. More info available here.


Chambly – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Vegetation control work on Hydro-Québec power lines:

  • Pruning of trees located near the power lines along the multi-purpose path between Parc des Ateliers and Bourgelas Street;
  • Pruning of trees located near the power lines on Migneault Street/Canal Road/O’Reilly/Route 223, between Maurice Street in Chambly and Claire Street in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu;
  • Felling of a diseased tree that poses a hazard to the power grid and users, located between locks Nos. 4 and 7, on the Canal Road side.

Period: From December 7, 2020 to April 15, 2021. Monday to Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., according to the weather conditions.

Proponent: Hydro-Québec

Notice to users: The section of path located on the south side of the canal, between Lock No. 8 and Bridge No. 7, is inaccessible. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use the detour set up on the north side of the canal. Flaggers will be present on the path.


Various areas along the waterway

A series of repair and restoration projects on the ditch, drains and weirs at the Chambly Canal National Historic Site will be carried out over the coming months.

Period: November 2020 to May 2021

Work proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users:


Carignan

Dike rebuilding between Lock No. 8 and Bridge No. 7. Site rehabilitation in spring 2021.

Period: From October to spring 2021.

Proponent : Government of Canada

Notice to users: Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please read the press release.