Ice skating on the canal

From the mid-December to mid-March, subject to weather conditions

Three rinks maintained and monitored by the cities of Chambly and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu await your figure skating spins and your children's laughter.


In Chambly, a 400-meters stretch of ice is prepared between the Bourgogne Avenue bridge and lock No. 4. A warming trailer is also available for putting on your skates.

For complete schedule and details, go to Ville de Chambly website (Only in French)


Two magnificent sites welcome skaters and winter sports enthusiasts.

Vieux-Saint-Jean Area

A 1,5 km stretch of ice is prepared between lock No.9 and Notre-Dame street.

For complete schedule and details, go to Vieux-Saint-Jean Area website (Only in French)

Saint-Luc Area

A 500-meters stretch of ice is prepared on Pavillon Jeunesse Yvan-Viens site.

For complete schedule and details, go to Saint-Luc Area website (Only in French)

Parks Canada wishes to remind the public that it is dangerous to venture onto the ice that forms elsewhere on the canal, beyond maintained skating rinks.

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

a man snowshoeing on the Chambly canal

Subject to weather conditions

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to use the strip along the canal. During winter, it is perfect for off-trail cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Although the canal’s path is accessible at all times, it is maintained from April 15 to November 15 only.