Boating in North Hatley
Massawippi Lake is popular with boaters, and to make sure you enjoy it thoroughly, we recommend you follow the rules for safe boating. See Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide.
At the North Hatley Marina, you will find launch ramps and rental services offering kayaks, pedal boats, and canoes as well as nautical equipment. In addition, the marina is specifically designated by the Municipality as the place to wash boats for environmental protection.
Stop the Zebra Mussel!
The zebra mussel is a serious threat to our lakes and rivers. In order to curb its spread, every boat must therefore be washed before it enters Lake Massawippi. Boats are washed at North Hatley’s Marina. After cleaning, you will be given a sticker which you must affix to the boat to testify that it has been cleaned. If you own a dock, please make sure that every boat launched from your dock has been properly washed and certified. It should be noted that a marine patrol cruises the lake during the summer. If a boat is found to be without a valid sticker, its owner is liable to be fined.
If your boat never leaves Lake Massawippi, it does not need to be washed.
The municipal wharf, located on Main Street, south of Veterans Park, is open to pedestrians throughout the summer. Note that the wharf is also subject to Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide.
- The Massawippi river flow
- The Water Level at the Promenade
- The North Hatley Dam
- The Centre d’expertise hydrique du Québec