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


Work area
Closed section
Suggested detour
Area with obstructions

Ongoing work


Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 3 (upstream of Lock No. 8)

Period: From mid-December 2018 to mid-May 2019

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: The bridge will be closed for the duration of the work. Please use the Lock No. 8 footbridges to cross the canal. 


Rehabilitation of the Chambly Jetty.

Period: October 2018 to May 2020.

Proponent : Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Work Site mobilization on Parks Canada lands along Locks 1, 2 and 3 and in the Parc des Ateliers on Avenue Bourgogne. Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please read the announcement. 


Closed section

Closure of the path between Lock number 9 and Gouin Bridge.

Period: Fall 2017 to Fall 2020.

Work: Replacement of the Gouin Bridge.

Proponent: MTMDET (Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports).

Notice to users: Section and path closed between Lock number 9 and Gouin Bridge. Detour via city road network. Please comply with onsite signage and be cautious while adapting travels. For more information, visit MTMDET website (in French only) or ville St-Jean-sur-Richelieu website (in French only).

Upcoming work


Works on the embankment located between Lock No. 8 and Bridge No. 7 at the Chambly Canal.

Period: September 2019 to May 2020

Proponent: Government of Canada

Notice to users: A project to rehabilitate the embankment located between Lock No. 8 and Bridge No. 7 at the Chambly Canal, in Carignan, will take place in fall 2019. These works will result in the removal of the surplus of trees and vegetation from ditches under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada. To enable us to prepare properly for this large-scale work, Parks Canada is asking all shoreline residents to take the necessary steps to remove all installations (walkways, stairways, gardens, flower beds, etc.) located on the Parks Canada property. This information will be updated on a timely basis.