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The boat ramp is open for the season and will close on October 15, 2024.

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)

FeeCategoryAvailable

$13.00

Daily rate

All season

$90.00

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

March 1 - March 31

$130.00

Early bird annual pass (must be a LaSalle resident)

March 1 - March 31

$110.00

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

$150.00

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.

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.

Canoe and Kayak Docks

Canoe and kayak paddlers can find docks available at the following Town owned locations:

  • Vince Marcotte Park, north of the pedestrian bridge over Turkey Creek
  • Retention pond at the Vollmer Complex
  • Near Riverdance Community Centre at LaSalle Landing waterfront
  • River Canard Park

Bring your own equipment. If you are new to paddling, resources to keep you safe on the water can be found at Paddle Canada

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

Parking

Parking is available on-site at the boat ramp parking lot. Parking on the road or grass is not permitted. The Riverdance Community Centre lot can be used for additional parking. Municipal parking lots are first come, first served.

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.