2017 Boating Season - Parks Canada's Historic Canals in Quebec

CHAMBLY, QC, May 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Parks Canada announces the gradual opening of the 2017 boating season on Parks Canada's historic canals in Quebec. Due to the recent exceptional flooding that affected facilities, the opening to boating will be delayed in some locations and sites will remain closed to visitors along the banks for an indefinite period.

Chambly Canal National Historic Site
The Chambly Canal will welcome recreational boaters for the boating season from Friday, May 19th until Monday, October 9th, 2017.

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
The Saint-Ours Canal will welcome recreational boaters for the boating season from Friday, May 19th until Monday, October 9th, 2017. It should be noted that the facilities located on Darvard Island will be closed to visitors along the banks as well as to recreational boaters for an indefinite period. Parks Canada is asking for the cooperation of visitors in complying with the traffic signs in place.

Lachine Canal National Historic Site
The Lachine Canal will welcome recreational boaters for the boating season from Friday, May 26th until Monday, October 9th, 2017. It should be noted visitors along the banks can still enjoy their favourite outdoor activities, since the canal path remains accessible at all times and activity partners will start their activities on May 20th.

Carillon Canal National Historic Site
The Carillon Canal will welcome recreational boaters for the boating season from Friday, May 26th until Monday, October 9th, 2017. It should be noted that the Carillon Canal Park will be closed to visitors along the banks and that some wharves will not be accessible to recreational boaters for an indefinite period. Parks Canada is asking for the cooperation of visitors in complying with the traffic signs in place.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site
The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal as well as the park are currently closed to visitors along the banks and on the waterway. Parks Canada will inform the population of the reopening of facilities as soon as possible.

Parks Canada is making every effort to ensure the rehabilitation and safe operation of the historic canal facilities and will inform the population of their reopening as soon as possible. The Agency is seeking the cooperation and support of all users in showing their understanding exercising caution, and complying with the temporary traffic signs.

For further details on the service periods and the opportunities for discovery on Quebec's historic canals, Parks Canada invites you to consult parkscanada.gc.ca/canals or contact 1-888-773-8888.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, admission to all the parks and national historic sites is free for the year 2017 on presentation of the Discovery card. As part of Parks Canada network of historic sites and national parks, the national historic canals offer more than a million recreational boaters and visitors exceptional visitor services and recreational and heritage experiences.

 

SOURCE Agence Parcs Canada - Unité des voies navigables

For further information: Audrey Godin-Champagne, Communications and Public Relations Officer, Quebec Waterways, Parks Canada, Tel.: 450-447-4888, audrey.godin-champagne@pc.gc.ca

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