Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
The Saint-Ours canal is a place of relaxation and a resort that offers an exceptional setting as well as magnificent views of the Richelieu River. Recreational boaters, strollers and oTENTik campers flock to the site each year to take advantage of this unique setting.
Organizing an event
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Treat yourself to an oTENTik gateway!
Combine comfort and outdoors and come to live the oTENTik experience.
Early bird offer
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Visiting Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Find activities for everyone at the Saint-Ours Canal: family picnics, cycling along the Richelieu River or spending the night in an oTENTik.
Plan your visit
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Lockage and navigation
Information on navigation and lockage: routes, night mooring and much more.
A perfect mix between a tent and a rustic cottage, the oTENTik offers cozy beds and basic equipment. The joys of camping in all its simplicity!
About Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
Culture and history
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Nature and science
Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.
Stewardship and management
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Contact Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
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