Bring a picnic to the island and spend beautiful, relaxing hours in a unique, natural setting.

Want to spend the night? oTENTik accommodations are now available on the downstream end of Darvard Island

The Saint-Ours Canal lock enables boats to navigate 4 to 11 feet difference in water levels.

In order for different species of fish to be able to pass through the dam, a structure unlike anything else in the world was erected in the spring of 2001. It's a new experience for the whole family!


  • Pleasure boating

    With family or friends, explore the Richelieu River aboard your pleasure boat.

  • oTENTik

    With friends or family, the Parks Canada oTENTik accommodation offers a unique experience in ease and comfort in an enchanting site by the Richelieu River.

  • Picnicking

    Although the Saint-Ours Canal was created with the aim of improving navigation on the Richelieu River, visitors on foot will also enjoy it with picnicking, relaxing and a nice stroll on the menu.

  • BioBlitz Canada 150 : Contribute to the promotion and protection of biodiversity

    Jointly with experts, you will have the opportunity to take part in a national inventory of fauna and flora for the Country's 150th anniversary.

All activities

Dog walking
Picnic Area Picnicking