Activities and experiences

Chambly Canal National Historic Site

By bike, on foot or by boat, come and admire the lockage operations and enjoy a family picnic in the Parc les Ateliers. Explore the Old Chambly or the Old St-Jean with a stroll. The Chambly Canal is also a welcoming place in winter when you can practice skating, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

Learn-to Adventure Activities

Free initiation to outdoor activities on the banks of the canal.

The Chambly Canal path

Check out the trail map.

Navigate the Chambly Canal

Circuits and itineraries, overnight mooring and locking through safely.

Other activities

Calendar of events

Schedule of events and interpretive programs.

Lockage and navigation

Maps, suggested routes and rates when planning your visit.

Path and parks

By bike, on foot or with snowshoes, discover the trail and the magnificent parks of the Chambly Canal.

Chambly Canal, a family experience


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A timelapse of boats coming and out of the locks of the Chambly Canal. [Title: Chambly Canal National Historic Site]

A mother and her children walk with their bikes to an interpretation panel.

Afterward, the family explores the marina.

A Parks Canada employee who activates the door lock crank.

The locks that fill.

A Parks Canada employee who helps a boat owner to moor the ship to cross the locks.

Another employee of Parks Canada activates the crank to open the locks gates.

The family goes for a bike ride on the bike path.

A drawbridge is up to let a boat continue his path.

The family is having a picnic in the shade of a tree.

Children play ball and enjoy an ice cream cone while watching the air balloons that rises in the distance.

A timelapse of the locks a dusk.

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