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 or having pets on the site is prohibited. Only service animals are permitted when they are on duty, identified and on a leash. Animals in training are also prohibited.
  • Do not feed the animals
  • No hunting

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.


  • No horse-drawn carriages
  • No skateboarding
  • No motor scooters
  • No cars allowed outside parking lots and their access roads
  • Drivers must obey signage
  • Pedestrians have right-of-way
  • Drivers must drive carefully


  • 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