Plan your visit
From Montreal, the Trans-Canada highway leads to Saint-Hilaire. Follow the signs for Route 133 to the lock. Alternatively, take the Richelieu West Road, Route 233, and cross the river using one of three cable ferries.
Although the visit to the superintendent's house, the fish ladder and Darvard Island only takes about one hour, it's easy to spend a very pleasant afternoon at the site.
2930 Chemin des Patriotes
Saint-Ours QC J0G 1P0
The Saint-Ours Canal runs along Route 133 North.
Take Highway 10, Richelieu Exit. Take Chemin des Patriotes (Route 133) North towards Sorel.
take Highway 20, Exit Mont Saint-Hilaire and follow the signs.
The national historic site is open every day of the year from sunrise to 10 p.m. The navigation season runs from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving (mid-May to mid-October).
Site access is free. Parking fees of $3,90 apply.
Otherwise, there are fees for locking and overnight mooring. Daily access and season permits are offered.