The opening of the 2013 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:
Montreal / Lake Ontario March 22, 2013 ‐ 0800 hours (D.S.T.)
Welland Canal March 22, 2013 ‐ 0800 hours (D.S.T.)
Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions.
This marks the third season in a row which March 22 will be the day to open the
lock gates and begin navigation. Top Hat
Ceremonies will take place, honoring the first ships of the season, at St Lambert Lock and the Welland Canal.