Lockage Schedule

Please note that the rights of way payment at Canadian locks must be made via the Secunik app on a smartphone . The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation will no longer accept cash, and the automatic ticket dispensers located on the pleasure craft docks next to the locks will not be available for the 2020 navigation season.

There are no changes for payment at US locks.

To receive updates concerning Pleasure Craft Transits, please go to www.greatlakes-seaway.com and click on “Sign Up for Email Updates” which can be found below the “News” column on the home page.  Input your email address and follow the step-by-step process to register for this free service.

 

Lockage Schedule for Pleasure Craft (Welland Canal)

Effective June 15th 2020, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is continuing to utilize the pleasure craft schedule first introduced in 2019 for transits through the Welland Canal.

The service offering will be based upon the following schedule:

Upbound Transits – from Port Weller to Port Colborne

Transits are available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

On the day of transit, pleasure crafts must be in position at the Port Weller small boat dock with Secunik payment confirmed and registration completed with the Seaway’s Operations Control Centre by 9:00 a.m. The number to call is 289-690-4344.

**Pleasure crafts registered after the 9:00 a.m. cut off time will not transit until the next scheduled operating day.**

 Downbound Transits – from Port Colborne to Port Weller

Transits are available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

On the day of transit, pleasure crafts must be in position at the Port Colborne small boat dock with Secunik payment confirmed and registration completed with the Seaway’s Operations Control Centre by 7:00 a.m. The number to call is 289-690-4344.

**Pleasure crafts registered after the 7:00 a.m. cut off time will not transit until the next scheduled operating day.**

During transits, pleasure crafts are to communicate with the Operations Control Center (OCC), utilizing Seaway working frequency Channel 14 (unless otherwise instructed by the OCC).

 

Lockage Schedule for Pleasure Craft (Montreal / Lake Ontario)

US Snell and Eisenhower Locks / Iroquois Lock (Ontario)

For the U.S. Snell and Eisenhower locks, as well as for the Iroquois lock in Ontario, there will be no preset lockage schedules for pleasure craft.

Saint-Lambert, Côte Sainte-Catherine and Beauharnois locks

A reservation system will be in effect for the Saint-Lambert, Côte Sainte-Catherine and Beauharnois locks.

Beginning on June 22 and continuing daily, there will be one upbound and downbound lockage in the morning and one upbound and downbound lockage in the afternoon at each lock.  The availability is limited.  In order to ensure a passage through the lock, pleasure craft users are required to make a reservation in advance.

      To reserve a lockage time, pleasure craft users are required to:

  1.  Consult the lockage availability calendars to select a preferred transit date and time:
  2. Make a reservation by calling 450-672-8139 (Open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. seven days per week, starting on August 10 and extending up to September 6)
  3. Provide the following information:
    • Lock name, direction, date and time (morning or afternoon)
    • User name and pleasure craft name or registration number
    • Length of pleasure craft
  4. Once the reservation is confirmed, purchase an e-ticket with Secunik within one hour of booking (consult Pleasure Craft Tolls)
    • Lock name, direction, date and time (morning or afternoon)
    • User name and pleasure craft name or registration number
    • Length of pleasure craft
  5. On the day of transit, consult the lockage schedule to determine lockage times for that day

Lockage information is updated daily, at approximately 7:30 a.m.

The schedule for the Larocque Lift Bridge in Valleyfield is also posted on our website.

This information provided is as accurate as possible but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Changes in traffic patterns or unforeseen incidents may result in changes or delays to the posted schedule.

You can send us your comments to the following address: mlo@nullseaway.ca

We wish you a good 2020 season!