Boat Ramp

The LaSalle Boat Ramp, located at Gil Maure Park at the corner of Front Road and Laurier Drive, opened for the season on April 9, 2021. Users must have a seasonal pass or purchase a day pass to use the boat ramp. Passes can be purchased at the ramp using debit or credit only. An attendant will be on site daily once opened.

Advanced seasonal passes can be purchased from the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex. This can be done online, over the phone or by appointment. Passes purchased online or by phone will be mailed. 

The boat ramp fees for 2021 (non-refundable) are as follows:

  • $ 13.00 daily rate
  • $110.00 for an annual pass for seniors (55 years of age and over)
  • $ 90.00 for an early bird annual pass for seniors (must be a LaSalle resident, 55 years of age and over, purchased by March 31)
  • $150.00 for an annual pass 
  • $130.00 for an early bird annual pass (must be a LaSalle resident, purchased by March 31)

Early bird passes are available for LaSalle residents who are either on the wait list at the Vollmer Complex, or purchase their pass before March 31. The regular rate is in effect for all as of April 1, 2021. To purchase a pass or book an appointment, please call the Vollmer front desk at 519-969-7771, ext. 0.

Once the boat ramp opens, the washrooms will be opened daily and will be cleaned twice throughout the day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Due to physical distancing guidelines, only two people should be in either washroom at any time. The boat ramp attendants will not assist with launching boats.  

Due to COVID-19, it is important to continue to follow the advice of the public health officials:

  • Maintain a 2 metre distance from others.
  • Limit your contacts to your household only.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use a medical or non-medical mask (e.g, cloth) in public settings.
  • Cover mouth & nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home and do not go to work or school if you are sick.

Please respect physical distancing guidelines when interacting with the boat ramp attendant and while using the washroom facilities. Thank you for your cooperation.

Please note that under the current restrictions and legislation, the Province has provided for an ‘emergency brake’ allowing medical officers of health and the provincial officials to implement restrictions rapidly. Should changes to services and programs happen, Town administration will provide information as quickly as possible on the Town’s website and social media pages.

Water Levels

In addition, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) reminds us that the water level in the Great Lakes remains above average to high. Significant precipitation, strong winds and high waves may increase the risk of flooding in our area. Spring weather often means wet and windy conditions. Front Road and the streets west of Front Road, including the LaSalle Boat Ramp, may experience overland flooding during rainfall events and/or in cases of high winds, wind speed and wind direction. This means that the LaSalle Boat Ramp and the surrounding roads may be closed due to flooding conditions. Town of LaSalle officials continue to monitor the conditions and are in regular contact with the Essex Region Conservation Authority, as well as the neighbouring municipalities.

Boating

As of September 15th, 2009 all boat operators in Canada must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or risk expensive fines. For more information visit https://tc.canada.ca/en/marine/marine-safety-canada or visit http://www.boaterexam.com to complete an online test to obtain your card.