Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Events 2014

Superb concert at Esplanade du centenaire
Superb concert at Esplanade du centenaire
© Parks Canada

Concerts at the Esplanade du centenaire

At the corner of Pitt and St-Patrick streets, this grand venue on the Lachine Canal is ideal for outdoor performances.

It is easily accessible by public transportation and only a few minutes from downtown Montreal. Parks Canada’s Esplanade du Centenaire at the Lachine Canal also offers a beautiful view of downtown.

Schedules and fees to come


Learn to Camp and
Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal

Folk Festival on the Canal
June 20 to 22

Presented by Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the fourth Learn to Camp week-end is taking place at the same time as the 7th Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal.

Îlot Charlevoix will be transformed into a campground for a weekend bursting with fun activities.

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.

Schedule and fees to come


The Village Éphémère at the Peel Basin

Date to be confirmed

Parks Canada and the Association du design urbain du Québec invite you to the Village Éphémère (temporary village) event taking place at the Peel Basin.

The village will be divided into three zones – market, terrace, and lookout – and will feature the works of renowned artists and designers in the field of urban planning, as well as street food with food trucks. Come enjoy the area by taking part in the creation of urban design installations or by simply visiting the Village Éphémère.

Village Éphémère The Lachine Canal Village Éphémère
© ADUQ

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Shoreline Cleanup at Lachine Canal
Great Shoreline Cleanup
at Lachine Canal

© Pro-vert Sud-Ouest
Date to be confirmed

Join Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest (only in French) to celebrate the 21th anniversary of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. To date, the conservation program has mobilized more than 500 000 Canadians from coast to coast in various initiatives to protect rivers, lakes, and oceans on behalf of the wildlife and communities that depend on them.