Chambly Canal National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

From: Parks Canada

Chambly Canal National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

News release

Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to heritage in the Montérégie Region

December 10, 2018 Chambly, Quebec Parks Canada Agency

The management plan for Chambly Canal National Historic Site was tabled in Parliament yesterday.

Reviewed every 10 years, management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the management of Parks Canada’s places.

National historic sites reflect the rich and varied heritage of our nation.

The new plan for the Chambly Canal National Historic Site outlines the following key objectives:

· Protect and promote, for the benefit of current and future generations, the built heritage, atmosphere, and the cultural and natural landscapes of the Chambly Canal;

· Improve and diversify the visitor experience from one end of the canal to the other;

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· Increase community pride in the Chambly Canal in a way that contributes to its appreciation, while increasing the sense of belonging and interest in contributing to the site.

The plan was developed through public consultation and based on input from local residents and organizations, visitors, stakeholders, partners, and Indigenous communities of the Montérégie region. Through this management plan, Parks Canada is meeting its promise to protect and present Canada’s cultural heritage while also providing an opportunity for Canadians to experience and discover our diverse history in new and exciting ways.

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