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The boat ramp will open for the season on April 7 and close on October 2, 2023. 

The LaSalle Boat Ramp is located along the Detroit River at Front Road and Laurier Drive. During the boating season, an attendant is on-site daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, weather permitting. Users must have a seasonal pass or purchase a daily pass to use the boat ramp. Passes can be purchased at the ramp when an attendant is present (debit or credit only), through the Vollmer front desk, or online using debit or credit.

Ramp Fees (Non-Refundable)



Daily rate

All season


Early bird annual pass for seniors (must be a LaSalle resident, aged 55+)

March 1 - March 31


Early bird annual pass (must be a LaSalle resident)

March 1 - March 31


Annual pass for seniors (aged 55+) April 1 - September 30


Annual pass 

April 1 - September 30

  • Early bird annual pass sales begin annually on March 1 and are available until March 31.
  • Regular rates take effect April 1.
  • Cash will not be accepted at the boat ramp.
  • Washrooms will be opened and cleaned daily (when the boat ramp is open for the season).
  • The boat ramp attendants will not assist with launching boats.

Boat Ramp Agreement

Individuals who purchase a boat ramp pass agree to abide by the following requirements:

  • The annual boat ramp pass must be affixed in a highly visible location on the boat trailer. This sticker is only valid for the trailer that it is attached to. Should any other trailer be used, a daily fee for each use will be required to be paid or an additional pass must be purchased. 
  • The Town may close the boat ramp for special events. Should this closure need to take place, the Town will advertise the date(s) five (5) days prior to the event.
  • Annual boat ramp passes are non-transferable and cannot be sold.
  • Any boat ramp pass holder disposing of fish in a municipal trash receptacle will have their pass immediately revoked.
  • The Town will not, under any circumstance, be responsible for any loss or damage to the watercraft, vehicle or trailer etc. while in the parking lot or while the boat ramp is in use by fire, water, wind, power failure, theft, civil disturbance, acts of God, freezing or ice conditions, and further, the Town will not be responsible for personal injury to the Owner or their agent, family, relative, or to anyone on the Town’s property. The Town will not, under any circumstance, be responsible for loss of any articles, gear, accessories and/or equipment that may be left on the Town’s premises and the Owner hereby expressly releases the Town and waives all rights and claims against it for loss, damages, or injuries sustained by the Owner's property while on the premises of the Town, and hereby agrees to save Town of LaSalle harmless from any and all liability arising from loss, injury or damage to persons or property which the Owner or their agents, family or relative may invite or bring on the premises, as well as all costs and expenses which Town of LaSalle may incur in connection herewith, including but not limited to actual attorney’s fees.
  • The Owner is solely responsible for the boat, trailer and vehicle from the time of launch until its removal from Town property.
  • The Town reserves the right to revoke a boat ramp pass at any time should the Owner, their family or guests fail to comply with or perform any of the conditions of this requirement, or in the event of any disorderly conduct or unruly or noisy activity which may cause injury or discomfort to any other boat owner or persons on Town of LaSalle premises, or if Town's rules and regulations are breached by Owner, their family, friends, guests or pets or anyone else they may invite onto Town of LaSalle property, the Town shall have the right to terminate this.

Reporting Vandalism or Damage at the Boat Ramp

If you notice vandalism or damage at the boat ramp, please report it to the Town. Submit online through our Citizen Issue/Request Submission portal. The portal can also be used to connect with the Town over concerns, complaints and questions.

Boating Safety

The Detroit River and surrounding waterways that are accessible from the LaSalle Boat Ramp are patrolled by the LaSalle Police Service, OPP, RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Windsor Port Authority as well as U.S. law enforcement agencies. The Canadian Office of Boating Safety has boat safety requirements and recommendations for boating safety. All boaters shall follow the law and carry the appropriate life saving equipment on their vessel:

  • As of September 15th, 2009 all boat operators in Canada must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or risk expensive fines.
  • Personal floatation device for every person on the vessel
  • Lifebuoys
  • Visual signals such as lights and flares
  • Sound signals such as whistles, radios and speakers
  • Portable fire fighting equipment

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. The Town of LaSalle continues to monitor the conditions and are in regular contact with the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

Watch Your Wake

LaSalle Police have issued a reminder of the speed limits in the Detroit River where the water is in the jurisdiction of the Town of LaSalle. The posted speed limit is 10 km/h.