Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Along the Richelieu River, the Chambly Canal stretches nearly 20 kilometres between the municipalities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. A small paradise for cyclists, boaters and hikers, the site offers pure relaxation in an environment carved out by more than a century of history.
Visiting Chambly Canal National Historic Site
Activities for everyone at the Chambly Canal: outdoor shows, family picnics or skating in winter. Relaxation and pleasure guaranteed!
Plan your visit to the Chambly Canal National Historic Site by consulting the lockage and shoreline activity schedules.
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About Chambly Canal National Historic Site
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Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
Treat yourself to a stroll through history. First, take the ferry from Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix then, five minutes later, step into the Fort Lennox Garrison. Built between 1819 and 1829, every nook and cranny in this British fortification has been preserved.
The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
A veritable open-air museum, the Lachine Canal recounts the beginnings of industrialization in Montreal. Explore the ingenuity of this 1825 structure. Follow its urban course, sail through the locks by boat, and enjoy an oasis in the city.
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