Boat Ramp

Since 2020, in order to reduce the number of visitors and to prevent shoreline erosion and to protect the fragile biodiversity of the shoreline, only Rosemerites are allowed to launch a motorboat at the Charbonneau Park landing at any time. 


NEW! PIN REQUIRED AS OF APRIL 27, 2021

A gate is now in place to control access, using a confidential personal identification number (PIN) specific to each citizen. The access code is valid for one year only and will have to be renewed.
 
To obtain this PIN, Rosemère residents must fill out the form available in the "Download" section (on the left of this page) and make an appointment by phone at 450 621-3500, ext. 7380, before coming to the Town's office.

Only the owner of the boat can apply. Proof of ownership is required (boat serial number and Pleasure Craft Operator Card).

Make sure you have the completed form and 2 pieces of identification (1 with photo) on hand for your appointment. 

Community Services
325 Grande-Côte Road
450 621-3500, ext. 7380


IMPORTANT 

It is strictly forbidden to share your PIN number or you will lose your access to the boat launch. 

The PIN holder must be on site at all times during the use of the boat launch and the aquatic recreational activity, otherwise his or her access code may be withdrawn.



BOATS WITHOUT MOTORS

Despite this restriction, Rosemere residents and visitors can continue to launch their human-powered boats. It is not possible to approach the waterfront without a PIN

For Rosemere residents: a PIN is required to access the boat launch, regardless of the type of boat. The procedure is the same as for motor boats. 

For visitors: you must plan on carrying your boat "by hand" to get through the gate. 


PARKING

During your trip on the river, vehicles must be parked at Town Hall or at the arena.  

It is strictly forbidden to park your vehicle near the gate or to use the spaces in front of Charbonneau Park.


PROTECTION OF THE RIVER AGAINST BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

To avoid contaminating the river, citizens must rinse clean their boat at home, whether it is motorized or not. 

Cleaning your equipment and watercraft, at a safe distance from any body of water, will help to preserve a balanced environment. Help prevent the spread of invasive species by following these four steps before leaving a site, or before visiting another body of water.
  • Inspect any equipment that has been in contact with the water and remove all living organisms
  • Before you leave, drain any water found in or on your equipment (outboard motor, fish bags, coolers, etc.) and your watercraft
  • Clean the boat and all equipment with cold water for at least 30 seconds (for other methods, see the guide below)
  • Repeat these steps each time you visit a new body of water

To find out more about how to clean your equipment, see the Guide to best practice in aquatic environments to prevent
the introduction and propagation of aquatic invasive species on the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs website at https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/la-faune/especes/envahissantes/methodes-prevention/



SAINTE-THÉRÈSE BOAT LAUNCH

Please note that although it is located in Rosemère (111 Curé-Labelle Boulevard), the boat launch near the Marius-Dufresne Bridge belongs to the City of Sainte-Thérèse (as does the water purification station located on the same property).


The Marius-Dufresne Bridge boat launch, particularly with regard to the type of boat accepted or not, is therefore not under the authority of the Town of Rosemère.  


If you have any questions on this subject, please contact the City of Sainte-Thérèse at 450 434-1440. 





WATER SAFETY

The Town of Rosemère would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the boating safety tips to adopt on the Mille Îles River, as prescribed by the Sûreté du Québec.


In case of emergency, call 911.



Navigate while remaining sober

Although it is not forbidden in Quebec to consume alcohol aboard a boat, even if it is a motorboat, boaters who consume alcohol expose themselves to the same penalties as a driver on the road, as provided for in the Criminal Code.


Operate at a safe speed

Use the factors below to determine safe speed:
  • Ability to see ahead (fog, mist, rain and darkness)
  • Wind, water and current conditions
  • The speed at which your boat can change direction
  • The number and types of vessels operating near your boat
  • The presence of navigational hazards, such as rocks and stumps


Be aware of your surroundings

At all times, boaters are encouraged to be forward-thinking, vigilant and attentive while on the water:
  • Anticipate careless maneuvers by other boaters
  • Keep a reasonable distance from other boats
  • Be aware of other boaters' sound signals
  • Maneuver appropriately and quickly when a problematic situation arises

View a webinar about navigation and aquatic life (in French) by the C.I.EAU organization by clicking here.

Prepare your trips

You must have the required equipment on board your boat and check its condition before you leave:
  • Wear a personal flotation device in good condition and of adequate size at all times
  • Have a means of telecommunication on board (cell phone, marine radio, etc.)
  • Plan your itinerary and consult the weather forecast before leaving
  • Have a map of the water with you
  • Inform someone of your route plan (itinerary, details on the boat and the people on board, etc.)
  • Bring what you need to prevent dehydration, heat stroke and hypothermia











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