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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

A few tents and a bicycle are installed on the shores of the Lachine Canal

Events 2016

 Plantation of trees
Plantation of trees
© Parks Canada

Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest

Do you want the Lachine Canal to flourish? Throughout the summer, Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest (only in French) is organizing a range of activities to ensure the Lachine Canal looks its best.

Your help is needed to clean the banks, get rid of graffiti and give a hand with planting and several other activities.

More information (only in French)

Défi du Canal Lachine

Rowing activity Watch impressive races!
© Parks Canada

Aviron Lachine is inviting rowers to take part in the 8th edition of the Défi du Canal Lachine (Lachine Canal Challenge).

The approximately 5 km route will take you back in time as you paddle the waters where our ancestors founded the first rowing club in North America.

Spectators are invited to watch the impressive races from the banks of the canal and to cheer on participants. Rowers of all levels are welcome.

Learn to Camp

Imagine camping in the heart of Montréal
Imagine camping in the heart of Montréal
© Parks Canada
June 18 and 19

Presented by Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the sixth Learn to Camp week-end is taking place at the same time as the 9th Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal.

The Parks Canada’s Esplanade du Centenaire (corner Pitt and St-Patrick street) will be transformed into a campground for a weekend bursting with fun activities.

Space is limited so reservations are required. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. $88 for up to 4 participants (includes tent, floor mats and breakfast).

Reserve your camp site by calling between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. starting on May 6: 1-888-773-8888.

Montréal Folk Fest on the Canal

From June 15th to 19th

The Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal is a public event where you have the opportunity to discover folk, traditional and acoustic music performed by internationally renowned and up-and-coming artists from Quebec.

Lachine Half Marathon


The 4th edition of the Lachine Half Marathon will take place in August, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society of Montréal.

The run, brought to you in partnership with the Borough of Lachine, is open to runners of all levels, competing over distances of 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km. Families and experienced runners are invited to get moving for a good cause along our magnificent route, which takes in Lake St-Louis, the St. Lawrence River and Lachine Canal.

Information and registration

Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau


Following the success of the first two editions of Circuit bleu, the Fondation Charles-Bruneau invites brave kayakers to circumnavigate the Island of Montreal once again to raise funds in support of children with cancer.

Information and registration