There are 9 locks on the Richelieu River. As I had to handle the roaps going through them, I do not have photos of that experience. Our next section, will show our arrival at Chambly, which is at the last lock in the system.
Cruising in the Chambly Canal
The trip along the canal is exceptionally beautiful, with a popular bike and strolling path running outside.
The Canal and the River
The Chambly Canal runs along the west side of the Richelieu River. In this photo, you see the canal in front of our north-heading boat and the river to the right.
Entering the Richelieu Canal System
We enter the Chambly Canal System after passing under the lift bridge.
This shows our continued travel under the lift bridge.
Cruising Under the Lift Bridge
This shows our path through the lift bridge.
The Pont Gouin Lift Bridge
The Pont Gouin Bridge lifts the roadway up on a tilt so boats can pass below.
Entering the Canal System
The Chambly Canal starts at the Pont Gouin Lift Bridge 13 at Saint Jean-Sur-Richelieu.
Old Railroad Bridge
This is the picturesque old railroad bridge.
Strolling by the River's Edge
This is one of the strolling and sitting areas provided by the city. This one overlooks an old railroad bridge.
Lock Garden Park
Along the river, the city was beautifully appointed with gardens, numerous restaurants, places to sit, and Lock Garden Park, a sculpture garden.
Exploring Saint Jean-Sur-Richelieu
We stayed two nights at the marina and explored Saint Jean-Sur-Richelieu on our layover. The first discovery we made was Capt. Pouf, a Canadian seafood restaurant chain. Capt. Phil loved it.
Le Nautique Marina
We had two problems at the Le Nautique Marina. Contacting the Dock Master was hard as only French was spoken and the actual space was very narrow and difficult to navigate.
Entering Saint Jean-Sur-Richelieu
Our first overnight stay was at Saint Jean-Sur-Richelieu before entering the Chambly canal system.
Cruising the Richelieu River
The Richelieu River is lined with homes and numerous canals which were also lined with homes.
Canadian customs house. We pulled up to it for "check in."
Border crossing from Lake Champlain, NY/VT, into the Richelieu River, Canada.