We passed through 3 connected locks in Chambly and stayed at Marina Chambly.
View of the Marina
Chambly is lined with a lake walk. You can see the marina to the right of this section.
The Tarnhelm at a Dock
Here is Capt. Phil next to the bow of the Tarnhelm.
Capt. Phil Relaxing
And here is Capt. Phil relaxing in our first dockage, with the stern of our boat facing a small island on the Chambly lake.
Next to us were four "Maisons Flottanetes," which are houseboats turned into overnight guest cottages.
View of the Houseboats at Night
Visitors to the Maisons Flottanetes receive a number of different lake fun toys, plus spectacular evening views framed with holiday lights.
View Across the Chambly Lake at Night
Noteably seen at night is the St. Joseph of Chambly Catholic Church (Église Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly). All signs and names in Quebec are in French.
View of Fort Chambly National Historic Site in the Background
To the back/right of the Tarnhelp is the Fort Chambly National Historic Site (Lieu historique national du Fort-Chambly).
Fort Chambly National Historic Site
The Fort is a very large structure with beautiful grounds for strolling, picnics, and fishing. Inside is a museum.
Restaurants by Marina
By the marina are numerous restaurants, many of which serve beautifully prepared French foods (or, at least, French cooking). This little center had 3 restaurants with patios overlooking the lake. We ate several times at Cafe MJ et Cie.
High Water Flood
In the previous picture, the back porchs overlooked a sunken park and small boat marine area. 2023 was the year of massive flooding and the water still had not receded when we arrived.
Walkway Around Lake
Also behind those restaurants was walkway that ran around the city.
Streets Near the Marina
Restaurants lined Av. Bourgogne, the main street, as well as the lake walk. This is a Google Earth photo taken in spring. When we arrived, flowers were blooming everywhere.
Beautiful Restaurant Seating
This picture is of one of the places we ate. Food was as good as what we had in France itself, although we understand that the French call cooking here, "Canadian."
View of Av. Bourgogne,
As you travel along Av. Bourgogne, there is a developmment of either condos or apartments. Restaaurants that backed onto the lake side of the street featured lakefront patios.
Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking
Across the street from the apartment development was visitor access to the lake. Chambly is a major tourist city for Montreal. It is also a popular rest stop for bikers who ride throughout Quebec and along the Chambly canal.
Popular Lake Activity
Canoing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding are extremely popular, and all equipment can be rented at this point on the park.
Help Mounting a Kayak
For those unsteady mounting a kayak, special docs are set up that lock your kayak in place. When you are ready to enter, a dock attendent pushes you off as well as catches and holds you still you when you return.