Docks and Boat Launching Ramps
Châteauguay River flows through the city which also borders on Lake St-Louis and St. Lawrence River offering many different ways to access the waters.
In spring, when the water level is right, various access facilities are available.
The docks are installed from May and remain in service until October.
Many docks are put at the disposal of fishermen and other nature lovers and to put all small boats (canoes, kayaks, etc.) in the water.
Boat launching ramps
Two ramps are available to boaters:
- Free for Châteauguay residents. Only the driver’s licence and Passeport-loisir are accepted for identification purposes.
- Only one boat is identifiable per address.
- A rate of $40 per visit applies for non-residents, valid for the day.
- No seasonal pass.
Other than docks, the Nautical Centre allows water sports enthusiasts to launch their paddle boats and sailing boats (less than 3.7 m (12 ft) during the nautical centre’s opening hours.
Light paddle watercrafts can access the water at la Pointe Nautique. City attendants assist citizens during opening hours. A high pressure washing station is available free of use.
Access is free for Châteauguay residents and non-residents are charged a $5 flat fee.