The LaSalle Boat Ramp, located at Gil Maure Park at the corner of Front Road and Laurier Drive, will open for the 2022 season on April 8, 2022. Users must have a seasonal pass or purchase a daily 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 open.

Boat Ramp

The boat ramp is open annually from mid-April until Thanksgiving weekend.

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+)

Until March 31

$110.00

Annual pass for seniors (aged 55+)

April 1 - September 30

$130.00

Early bird annual pass (must be a LaSalle resident)

Until March 31

$150.00

Annual Pass 

April 1 - September 30

Early bird pass sales start annually on March 1 and are available for LaSalle residents only until March 31. The regular rates take effect April 1.

The washrooms will be opened daily and will be cleaned twice throughout the day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon. 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.

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 and other 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. 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
  • 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.