Chambly Canal National Historic Site

Events 2014

Summer or winter, by boat or on your skates, a trip down the canal will take you back to a bygone era. You can walk, ride, or snowshoe the 19 km of the former towpath and enjoy the charm of the canal, which has seen more than a century of history.

Warm Season

Activities for Everyone! Activities for Everyone!
© Parks Canada

Friends of the Chambly Canal will welcome you at the entrance to the Chambly and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu path.

Whether you’d like to spend the afternoon cycling, kayaking, or heading out on a geocaching adventure, they will be able to guide you in your activity.

More informations - 450-658-9167


Saint-Jean-Baptiste

June 24

The city of Chambly invites you to celebrate the Saint-Jean-Baptiste outdoors in the parc des Ateliers.

Canada Day

July 1st

Event organized by the Événement organisé par the Royal Canadian Legion, Arras 34. Participate to family activities at the parc des Ateliers, watch a parade and join a ceremony with a flag raising.


Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers
© Parks Canada

Sur l’air de Chambly

Every Wednesday, from July 2 to August 6, 7:30 p.m.

The city of Chambly invites you to enjoy a variety of outdoor shows in the parc des Ateliers.


Enjoy dancing the Tango outdoors Enjoy dancing the Tango outdoors
© Tango Rico

Argentinian Tango Under the Stars

Every Thursday in August, 7 p.m.

Enjoy dancing the Tango outdoors.

Demonstration at 7 p.m., followed by a 45-minute class. After that, enjoy dancing until 10 p.m.

More information: Tango Rico 450-447-7299


Grande fête de la famille Grande fête de la famille
© Ville de Chambly

Grande fête de la famille

August 13, 5 p.m.

The city of Chambly invites you to the Grande fête de la famille in the parc des Ateliers.


Défi Je bouge

Défi Je bouge
© Défi Je bouge
Date to be confirmed

In a festive atmosphere, the Défi Je Bouge offers three types of challenges: a 5, 10 or 21,1K run recognized by the Quebec Athletic Federation (Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme), a 5 or 10K walk and a 20K bike ride for the whole family. A 1K run is also organized for children as well as a 1 km walk for persons with mobility impairment.


Cold Season

Ice Skating on the Canal

Hockey and Ice Skating on the Canal
Hockey and Ice Skating on the Canal
© Parks Canada
From Mid-January to March,
subject to weather conditions

Alone, with your friends or family, come get moving by ice skating on the Chambly Canal!

Three areas are maintained:


Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
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Snowshoeing and Cross-country Skiing

Subject to weather conditions

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to use the strip along the canal. During winter, it is perfect for off-trail cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Although the canal’s path is accessible at all times, it is maintained from April 15 to November 15 only.