To ensure a safe and pleasant visit to the Quays to all its visitors, the Old Port of Montréal Corporation has implemented site regulations. The Prevention/Protection Department sees to their application.


Shirt and shoes required


  • No littering
  • Recycling bins available


  • Walking a pet on site is tolerated provided they are on a leash. To avoid endangering or disturbing others, we ask that persons accompanying the animal promptly pick up all droppings and maintain control of the animal at all times. Please note that animals are not allowed inside any of the buildings and are not permitted on Clock Tower Beach.   

Alcohol and tobacco
  • Alcohol may be consumed only in designated areas
  • No smoking indoors


  • No fires
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • No potentially hazardous activities
  • Noise must be kept to reasonable levels
  • Fishing is forbidden on the site with the exception of the ice fishing village at the Clock Tower Quay, within its hours of operation.

Traffic Regulations

  • Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.
  • Skateboards are not permitted on site.
  • Unless otherwise authorized by the OPMC, motorized vehicles (electric or gas-powered) are not permitted in any area closed to automobile traffic (such as the promenade). Mobility devices (such as motorized wheelchairs and three- or four-wheeled scooters), bicycles, and electric pedal bikes are permitted in these areas.
  • Automobile traffic is only permitted in the Alexandra, King Edward, and Clock Tower parking lots and on their access roads.
  • Any and all traffic anywhere on the OPMC site must respect the 10 km/h speed limit.


  • Obey signage
  • No RVs


  • No stopping on the tracks
  • Do not pass trains
  • No crossing the tracks when a train is stopped

Soliciting and events

  • No soliciting on the site
  • No sale, exhibition, posting or distribution of promotional material
  • Activities may not be held or promoted on the site without permission
  • Filming or photography for other than personal use must be authorized


  • Must follow rules, signage and staff instructions
  • Boats must be moored at the Port d'escale, Yacht Club Montréal or locks (while waiting to lock through)
  • Boats may not be launched without SVPM authorization

Complete regulations are available from the Prevention/Protection Department
Tel. : 514-496-0606