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Lieu historique national du Canal-de-Saint-Ours

2930, chemin des Patriotes
Saint-Ours (Quebec)
J0G 1P0

Telephone: 450 785-2212
Toll-free: 1 888 773-8888
Toll-free: 450 658-2428

Website info.canal@pc.gc.ca

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The Saint -Ours Canal is the ideal place for a break and outdoor fun! Come explore the navigable channel in a kayak, picnic on the Darvard island, observe fishes passing through the fishway or admire the boats sailing between the locks of the Richelieu River.

 

Come and visit the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site!  You will discover:

  • A modern lock with its dam
  • The Vianney-Legendre multi-species fishway ladder
  • Île Darvard with its enchanting landscape
  • Woodland groomed walkways on the island allow visitors to observe the wildlife and the flora of the site.
  • Picnic areas and pleasure boat observation areas are at different locations.

The Superintendant's House has an exhibit on canals. Inaugurated in 1849, the Saint-Ours Canal, together with the Chambly Canal bridges the last navigation obstacle between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain. The Saint-Ours Canal, also called the tenth lock of the Richelieu River is situated on Île Darvard and was indispensible to international commerce for almost a century.

To find out more about the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site, visit the exhibit at the Superintendant's House and the Vianney-Legendre multi-species fishway ladder
and the dam that regulates the Richelieu River's water levels. Discover the wildlife and the flora and the history of the Saint-Ours Canal.

Dimensions of the lock: 99.06 m (325 ft) x 12.04 m (39 ft)
Height: 8.84 m (29 ft)
Draught: 3.66 m (12 ft)

Parking: 4$ / day


Web site  : parccanada.gc.ca/canaux
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Operating Period From mid-May to mid-October