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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Learn to Camp and
Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal

Imagine camping in the heart of Montréal
Imagine camping in the heart of Montréal
© Parks Canada
June 21 and 22, 2014

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 of activities

Saturday, June 21

Noon: site opens
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: campers arrive
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: learn-to-camp workshops with MEC
5:30 p.m.: Camping Chef Off!
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. : urban campfire (brazier), rabaska canoe
8:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.: La Mauricie National Park talk (Wolves)
And series of concerts of the Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

Sunday, June 22

Beginning at 8 a.m.: breakfast
Open activities
Takedown of campsite by noon
Concerts of the Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal


$88 for up to 4 participants (includes tent, floor mats and breakfast)

Space is limited so reservations are required. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


Reserve your camp site now
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 1-888-773-8888

Already registered? Please bring:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Suitable, comfortable clothing
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottles
  • Personal toiletries
  • Your health card

  • Pillow
  • Comfortable and supportive shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Camera

What’s included:

  • Camping equipment (tent and 4 floor mats)
  • All scheduled workshops and activities
  • Camping fees
  • Marshmallows (Saturday evening)
  • Breakfast (Sunday morning)