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.

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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

How to get there, fees, hours of operation, passes, permits, guidelines and more.

Lockage and navigation

Information on navigation and lockage: routes, night mooring and much more.

oTENTik - Ready to camp

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

History, archeology, cultural landscape, architecture, historic engineering.

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, communications, partners, occupancy permits, public consultations, plans and policies and more!

Contact Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

General inquiries:

514-283-6054 or 1-888-773-8888 infocanalqc@pc.gc.ca

Lockstation:

450-755-8140  

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Hours of operation

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