The Chambly Canal is a National Historic Site of Canada in the Province of Quebec, running along the Richelieu River past Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Carignan, and Chambly. Building commenced in 1831 and the canal opened in 1843. It served as a major commercial route during a time of heightened trade between the United States and Canada. Trade dwindled after World War I, and as of the 1970s, traffic has been replaced by recreational vessels.It is part of a waterway that connects the Saint Lawrence River with the Hudson River in the United States. Lake Champlain and the Champlain Canal form the U.S. portion of the Lakes to Locks Passage.The Canal has 10 bridges—8 of which are hand operated—and nine hydraulic locks. Draft: 6.5ft Clearance: 29ft Canal Length: 12km Dimensions of smallest lock: 110x Passage time: 3 to 5 hoursBy using our Chambly vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Chambly Canal and other attractions in Chambly.
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Les gens de parc Canada qui travaillent aux écluses se font un plaisir de répondre aux questions. De plus les écluses sont toujours ouvertes comme dans l'temps....à la main. more »Canada Park people who work at the locks are happy to answer questions. The locks are still open as at the time--by hand.
The lock and canal were needed to move traffic around the rapids in front of the fort. Imagine completing a project like this with only hand tools and livestock. No power tools! The need to pay to par... more »
Avec le Richelieu et ses rapides tous prêt du fort de Chambly, je crois que ce site est très intéressant et incontournable pour les visiteurs. more »With the Richelieu River and its Rapids all ready of fort Chambly, I think that this site is very interesting and must-see for visitors.
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