What to know before you visit

Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting or driving through Lachine Canal National Historic Site, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the Info-Work section to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.

Parks Canada must take action now to upgrade numerous structural elements of the historic canals. Major work will be carried out on walls, locks, bridges, tunnels, footbridges, weirs, as well as on heritage buildings and visitor facilities (service areas, paths and accesses, etc.).

Throughout these projects, Parks Canada will work with its partners to ensure that Quebec's historic canals reach their full potential as lively and vibrant places.