Carillon lock will be closed this summer, repairs to vertical door are needed

Parks Canada has announced the cancellation of the navigation season at the Carillon Canal. Boaters will have to find an alternative route this summer to reach their destination without passing through the Carillon lock.

Parks Canada apologizes for the inconvenience of this closure and thanks boaters as well as the community and local businesses for their patience and understanding.

Since September 2019, the number of daily lockages had already decreased considerably due to mechanical issues with the vertical door. To correct the situation, major work aimed at rehabilitating the structural components of the vertical door is to be carried out over the course of the summer.

During the work, visitors will however have access to the site and be able to enjoy the beautiful days to come. They should not expect to have the kind of experiences that they have had in the past. As Parks Canada adapts to the COVID-19 situation, visitor access and services on the canals will be limited.

Those who choose to access historic canals and waterways should follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. Everyone will need to be careful in their choices to avoid injury and to minimize any need for emergency response.

For more details about the service periods and the measures taken by Parks Canada to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the historic canals of Quebec, please visit parkscanada.gc.ca/canals
(https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/canaux-canals) or call 1-888-773-8888 in order to plan your visit.

Louise Sproule

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