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Sur l’air de Chambly at park des Ateliers

Events 2016

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

June 24

Near the Richelieu River, the Société nationale des Québécois de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu invites you to the Place du Quai area for a varied program including family activities, tastings, musical shows, all topped off with spectacular fireworks.

In Chambly, come celebrate with the whole family at the Parc des Ateliers!


Canada Day

Canada Day
Canada Day at parc des Ateliers
© Royal Canadian Legion, Arras 34 Chambly
July 1st

The Canada Day festivities will bring the Vieux-Saint-Jean and Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers to life.

At the Parc des Ateliers, the Royal Canadian Legion Arras 34 invites the public to take part in family activities and to attend a parade as well as an official flag-raising ceremony.

In Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, enjoy entertainment for the whole family, attend the flag-raising, and cap off your evening taking in the fireworks, courtesy of the Fêtons le Canada committee.


Sur l’air de Chambly

Every Wednesday, from June 29 to August 10, 7:30 p.m.
Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers
© Parks Canada

Every Wednesday from June 29 to August 10, the city of Chambly, in conjunction with Parks Canada, invites families to the Sur l’air de Chambly concert series in the Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers.

Don’t miss the latest artists performing outdoors at the Chamby Canal’s locks 1, 2 and 3 in a unique festive atmosphere.


Nautical Fest

Saturdy, July 9th
Postponed to Sunday, July 10th

Following the success of the 2015 edition, the Nautical Fest is back this year to introduce both young and old to the joys of nautical activities. All aboard!

Nautical fest Learn to Paddle on July 9th!
© Parks Canada

On Saturday, July 9th, Parks Canada and its nautical partners will come together to bring you a variety of FREE family-friendly activities and events on the Chambly Canal, including: kayaking, entertaining activities and much more!

The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chambly Canal Parc Commémoratif, located at the corner of Bourgogne Avenue and Maurice Street. In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 10th.

This event is part of the Quebec Marine Association’s Nautical Fest, a unique celebration held all around Quebec.


MEC Run

July 10 and October 16
MEC Run Take the challenge!
© MEC

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has a challenge in store for you: line up in the Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers for a 5 km, 10 km, or 21.1 km run, as well as a 42.2 km marathon on October 16.

Open to all categories of runners, from beginners to elite, this event will enable you to discover the Chambly Canal in all its glory.

If you’re up for the challenge, register on the MEC Website!


Learn to Camp at the Chambly Canal

Few people are working to set up a tent Live an out-of-the-ordinary camping experience
© Parks Canada
July 30 and 31 - FULL

Would you like to experience out-of-the-ordinary camping in the heart of the Richelieu Valley? Would you like to spend the night in a tent, but forget about bringing all the equipment you'd need to survive for a few hours outside your home? What a happy coincidence!

On the occasion of a very lively weekend presented by Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the banks of the Chambly Canal at the Halte des moulins Langelier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu will be transformed into a real campground, to mark the 350th anniversary of the City.

Curious? Here's a foretaste of the programming: balancing on straps, inflatable games, open trails, a culinary competition, campfires and marshmallows, chat sessions and much more... plenty to keep you occupied and dazzled!

To participate, you have to register!

Equilibrist on straps Become an equilibrist on straps!
© Parks Canada

Since places are limited, you have to register in advance. Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot and enjoy this unique experience, starting May 6, 2016, call 1-888-773-8888.

The experience is available starting at $88 for four people, including the tent, ground mats and breakfast for everyone. All you need to bring is your bedding and your Saturday night picnic supplies!


The Saint-Louis Day and the Artistes sur le Champ symposium

A multitude of activities for a great time at the Fort
A multitude of activities for a great time at the Fort
© Parks Canada
August 20 and 21

Enjoy an entire weekend of special events at the Fort Chambly National Historic Site as part of the Saint-Louis Day and the 21th edition of the Artistes sur le Champ symposium.

All special activities at Fort Chambly


Défi Je bouge

Défi Je bouge
© Défi Je bouge
September 10

In a festive atmosphere, the Défi Je Bouge (only in French) 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.