Major rehabilitation work at the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
Chambly (Quebec), October 11, 2016 – Major rehabilitation work will be done on the marine structures of the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal. The first phase of the work will be carried out on structures located upstream of the canal including the jetty, the tip of the lock and the wall of the old lock (between the tip and the jetty).
Starting in mid-October 2016, the work will continue until summer 2017 and aims to ensure the safety of users and significantly increase the lifespan of the canal assets.
To facilitate the completion of this project, temporary closures of areas affected by the work and the suspension of marina operations will be required. Navigation access will be maintained throughout the navigation season. Work zones will be clearly identified and secured and Parks Canada requests that visitors exercise patience and caution, in addition to respecting the temporary signage.
Throughout the work, Parks Canada will work closely with its partners to minimize the impact on all users. Rest assured that the work is planned in a way to ensure minimal inconveniences.
A must-see regional tourist attraction, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site features fine spaces for walks or relaxation and is the gateway to a waterway filled with over 150 years of history. Over the next five years, $14 million will be invested to protect this valued site and to ensure safe, high-quality visitor experiences.