Mar 8, 2016

Lock No 1 ChamblyEarly Bird Pricing on Seasonal Lockage Permit

This permit is valid for the entire navigation season, and provides passage for your recreational vessel through any number of Parks Canada's lock systems, at all National Historic Canals across Canada*:

Locations in Quebec:

    Carillon Canal National Historic Site

    Chambly Canal National Historic Site

    Lachine Canal National Historic Site

    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

    Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

 

Locations in Ontario:

    Rideau Canal National Historic Site

    Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

* St. Peter's Canal (Nova Scotia) and Sault Ste. Marie Canal (Ontario) National Historic Sites do not charge lockage fees for recreational vessels.

6-Day Lockage Permit

This permit shares the characteristics of the Seasonal Lockage Permit above, and is intended for folks who only require 6 days of lockage in a season. These 6 days do not need to be consecutive, making this permit an excellent value for someone with fewer days available to spend on the water.

If you plan on navigating Parks Canada's locks on more than 6 days in a season, the Seasonal Lockage Permit may be the best option for you.

Transit One-Way Lockage Permit

Transit One Way Lockage

This permit allows the boater to travel through the entire Trent-Severn Waterway or the entire Rideau Canal system on a one-way passage. Boaters looking to make a return trip or traverse both systems should opt for the Seasonal Lockage Permit.

Seasonal Overnight Mooring Permit

Seasonal Lockage Permit

Parks Canada offers a seasonal mooring permit that is valid for overnight mooring at seven national historic canals, two national parks, and one national marine conservation area. Your seasonal overnight mooring permit provides overnight mooring for your recreational vessel for the entire navigable season.

Please note that mooring is on a first-come, first-served basis and space is not guaranteed during peak periods. Certain restrictions may apply at National Parks.

Sample of Seasonal Mooring Permit

Dinghy Permit

Locations in Quebec:

    Carillon Canal National Historic Site

    Chambly Canal National Historic Site

    Lachine Canal National Historic Site

    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

    Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Locations in Ontario:

    Rideau Canal National Historic Site

    Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

    Georgian Bay Islands National Park

    Thousand Islands National Park

    Fathom Five National Marine Park (Flowerpot Island)

Benefits

Love to travel by pleasure boat or canoe? Launch your own adventure along Canada's original highways. Going through the locks, you'll appreciate the "cutting edge" engineering technology – from over 150 years ago! Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes, fascinating stories and lively local culture. Think of your permit as a personal invitation to come and make your own memories, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Canada's waterways.

Consider These Benefits

    Unlimited opportunities to explore Canada's natural treasures using this country's original "expressway" – water.

    Permits pay for themselves quickly, leaving you free to continue enjoying at no additional cost.

    Faster passage and greater convenience.

    Makes a great gift.

    Your fees are reinvested in Canada's National Historic Sites, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Parks help us maintain & improve the places you love.

    By purchasing the Parks Canada Seasonal Lockage or Mooring Pass, you are acquiring endless opportunities to experience Canada at its best for the whole season.

Click here to view pricing details and to order yours with early bird pricing until March 31st.  

 

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