Recreational Boating

Pleasure Craft - Valleyfield Bridge

Recreational boating under the Valleyfield Bridge
in the Beauharnois Canal

  • No bridge lifts for pleasure craft will be conducted at the Valleyfield Bridge during peak hours on working days between 06:00 – 09:00 and 16:00 – 18:00 for the entire navigation season.
  • During the summer period (June 15th to September 15th), bridge lifts will be performed at fixed times (if there are pleasure craft present).

Bridge Lift Schedule for Pleasure Craft

17:00 (weekends and holidays)
  • The passing of pleasure craft will be done as required between 20:00 and 06:00 during the summer period.
  • Outside of the summer period, the passing of pleasure craft at the Valleyfield Bridge will be done as required with the exception of the peak hours as described above.
  • Pleasure craft transiting under a red light must do so at their own risk.
  • There is always the possibility for one or more pleasure craft to pass during a bridge lift for a commercial vessel. If this is the case, always be alert and careful.
  • Pleasure craft operators must wait for the bridge lift outside of the main channel so as not to interfere with commercial vessel navigation.
  • Pleasure craft operators are advised to beware of ships’ wakes.