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
Closed section
Suggested detour
Area with obstructions

Ongoing work


Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Stabilization work on West bank of the Chambly Canal

Period: January to March, 2020

Proponent : City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Notice to users: Stabilization work on the West bank of the Chambly Canal along Champlain Street between Loyola and LeSieur Streets in order to prevent subsidence. Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please read the What's new page.

 

Chambly

Rehabilitation of Locks Nos 1, 2 and 3 

Period: November 2019 to end of April, 2020

Proponent : Government of Canada 

Notice to users: The area of the Superintendent’s house will be used by the contractor as a mobilization site, however the path will remain accessible to the public while the work is being done. To ensure visitor safety, the work zones will be surrounded by fences. Visitors will not be permitted in this area.

For more details, please read the What's new page

 

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Rehabilitation of Lock No 9 

Period: End of October 2019 to end of April, 2020

Proponent : Government of Canada 

Notice to users: The banks near the lock will be used as a mobilization area for the contractor, however the path will remain accessible for visitors throughout the work. A temporary footbridge was installed to circulate on either side of the lock. For the safety of visitors, work zones will be surrounded by fencing.

For more details, please read the What's new page

 

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Re-enforcement of sections of the walls 

Period: End of October 2019 to end of December 2019 

Proponent : Government of Canada 

Notice to users:  Sections of the retaining walls also require repair of the concrete in four areas located along du Quai Street. This project aims to improve handrail safety in priority areas.

For more details, please read the What's new page.

 

Carignan

Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 7

Period: October 16 to February 2020

Proponent : Government of Canada.

Notice to users: The contractor is scheduled to begin mobilizing on September 16. Closing of Bridge No. 7 starting on October 15; users are asked to use the temporary bridge. Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please read the What's new page.

 

Carignan

Dike rebuilding between Lock No. 8 and Bridge No. 7

Period: October 2018 to May 2020.

Proponent : Government of Canada.

Notice to users: : The section of the path located on the south side of the canal, between lock No 8 and Bridge No 7, is inaccessible. Pedestrians and cyclists are invited to use the detour put in place on the North side of the canal.

For more details, please read the What's new page.

 

Chambly

Rehabilitation of the Chambly Jetty.

Period: September 2019 to May 2020.

Proponent : Government of Canada.

Notice to users: Vegetation removal and work on the dike. Detours could be planned. Please comply with on-site signage.

For more details, please read the What's new page.

 

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

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).