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Parks, Nature and Sports Facilities

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.


Commissioning Period

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.

Two docks at de la Commune park ,in proximity of Saint-Bernard Island.
One dock at Marcel-Seers park
One dock at Joseph-Laberge park


Boat launching ramps

Installation of the docks

Last update: May 10, 2021

The installation of one dock out of two at parc de la Commune (the one the île Saint-Bernard shore) has been completed. The other docks will be installed over the next few weeks.

Boat launching ramp and dock

Motor boats

Two ramps are available to boaters:

Descente Reid , located on Boulevard Salaberry Nord, near Rue Reid, at the foot of Pont de la Sauvagine.
Descente Higgins , located on Boulevard Salaberry Nord, at the corner of Rue Higgins.


  • 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.

Non-motorized boats

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.

Châteauguay Nautical Centre on interactive map

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.

Pointe nautique on interactive map

Access is free for Châteauguay residents and non-residents are charged a $5 flat fee.

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