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


Fryer Island – Habitat Restauration

In collaboration with Nature-Action Québec, Parks Canada is proceeding with the restoration of riparian and aquatic habitats on Fryer Island, mainly for the benefit of the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) and aquatic fauna found there.

Period: Mai to October, 2022

Proponent: Parks Canada and Nature-Action Québec

Notice to users: We ask all visitors to please stay on the designated trails and avoid approaching the targeted areas. Signage will be posted on the site to clearly identify areas to be avoided.


Bridge No 4 – Expected closures to allow the passage of boats

Bridge No. 4 will be again occasionally left open this summer to allow easier passage for boats in the canal. As a result, from May 20 to June 22, the bridge will be closed to pedestrians and motorists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, as well as on Opening Day, May 20. From June 23 to September 5, Bridge No. 4 will not be accessible from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This schedule is subject to change without notice due to operational requirements or equipment failure.

Period: June to September, 2022

Proponent: Parks Canada

Notice to users: A detour of a few minutes will be planned via Bridge No. 7 (along Chemin Sainte-Thérèse or Route 223) or via the Chemin du Canal. Signage will be in place to indicate when the bridge is not accessible.