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Piknic Electronik @ Lachine Canal

Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Your Event at Lachine Canal!

Venues for Rent

Information: 514-283-6054; info.canal@pc.gc.ca

Five unique locations available
  1. Peel Basin
  2. Îlot des Seigneurs
  3. Îlot Charlevoix
  4. Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge Area
  5. Lachine Visitor Services Centre

1) Peel Basin

A unique industrial landscape
A unique industrial landscape
© Jean-Michael Semirano
Dangle your feet at the Peel Basin!

A well-kept secret, the Peel Basin offers a unique landscape a few steps from the city centre and Old Montréal: waterways, the Farine Five Roses sign, downtown Montréal, and the waltz of trains as they come and go...

Features

  • Approximate area: 8 500 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 5 000 people
  • Facilities: streetlights, benches, garbage cans
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: Peel Street, Bonaventure/Square Victoria Métro station, canal path
  • Nearby: Old Montréal, Cité du Multimédia, Old Port, and more!

Recent events

A few steps from the city centre and Old Montréal A few steps from the city centre and Old Montréal
© Jean-Michael Semirano
  • Village éphémère by the Association du design urbain du Québec (ADUQ)
  • Pier Party by Pop Montréal

A bit of history

The Peel Basin was formerly a key transhipment point. The transatlantic ships were unloaded along the docks and the merchandise loaded onto lakers to continue their route to the interior.



2) Îlot des Seigneurs

C2MTL event C2MTL event
© Jimmy Hamelin
Giving honour where honour is due!

Îlot des Seigneurs is an area steeped in history in the heart of Montréal’s renewal area. An excellent and a highly versatile location, offering easy access, parking and accommodation for a wide variety of events.

Features

  • Approximate area: 10 150 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: electricity, drinking water
  • Parking: variable based on the event (maximum 100)
  • Access: Des Seigneurs Street, George-Vanier and Charlevoix Métro stations, canal path
  • Nearby: Arsenal, businesses and restaurants on Notre-Dame Street
In the heart of Montréal’s renewal area In the heart of Montréal’s renewal area
© Eva Blue

Recent events

  • C2MTL
  • Block Party Osheaga

A bit of history

This space was once an artificial island. It was formed to the north by the canal structure of 1825, which was backfilled in the 1970s, and to the south by the canal of 1843, which remains today.



3) Îlot Charlevoix

Initiation au camping et Festival Folk de Montréal sur le canal
Learn to Camp and Folk Festival
© Parks Canada
At the heart of Montréal’s renewal!

Located on the corner of St. Patrick and Charlevoix streets, Îlot Charlevoix is a landscaped green space, a pivotal point of the Lachine Canal, where users of the path and the Métro readily converge. The Atwater Market and nearby converted buildings recall the neighbourhood’s industrial past.

Features

  • Approximate area: 17 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: brick aedicule, electricity, tables, benches, garbage cans
  • Access: St. Patrick/Charlevoix streets, Charlevoix and Lionel-Groulx Métro stations, canal path
  • Nearby: H20 Adventures, My Bicyclette, Atwater Market, Taverne Magnan
Piknic Electronik @ Lachine Canal Piknic Electronik @ Lachine Canal
© Parks Canada

Recent events

  • Concerts
  • Bike In
  • Piknic Electronik
  • Folk Festival
  • Learn to Camp
  • Corporate events (team building, etc.)

A bit of history

The Charlevoix Bridge brings back childhood memories for people from the neighbourhood. When ships had to pass, the bridge operator would turn the bridge sideways. Little did the operator know that children would hang on to the bridge for a fun ride.



4) Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge Area

Redefining the urban event! Redefining the urban event!
© Quebec Street Food Association
Redefining the urban event!

Tucked away under the Turcot Interchange, with the pedestrian bridge as its focal point and its location along the banks of the canal, this alternative framework has given a new definition to the urban event.

Features

  • Approximate area: 7 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: streetlights, benches, garbage cans, tables
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: St. Patrick Street, corner of Église Avenue; Place-Saint-Henri and Monk Métro stations, canal path
  • Nearby: Gadbois Park
Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge
© Parks Canada

Recent events

  • Film shoots
  • Les Survenants: street food festival

A bit of history

The Côte-Saint-Paul pivoting bridge, built in 1904 by Dominion Bridge, bears the historic green apple colour. Its design reflects the presence of maritime traffic along the canal.



5) Lachine Visitor Services Centre

Lachine Visitor Services Centre A major rest area amidst blue waters and green space
© Parks Canada
Doorway to Lake St. Louis!

A major rest area amidst blue waters and green space, the quietness of the site, along with the surrounding cultural attractions, makes this a perfect area for family activities.

Features

  • Approximate area: 24 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: streetlights, benches, garbage cans, tables, washrooms
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: Musée and Canal streets, canal path
  • Nearby: restaurants, exhibition, marina, Musée de Lachine, Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
A tour in a rabaska canoe near Lock No. 5 A tour in a rabaska canoe near Lock No. 5
© Parks Canada

Recent events

Lachine Half-Marathon

A bit of history

Gateway to the Lachine Canal from Lake St. Louis, the successive improvements to the canal in this area—many of which are still visible in the scenery—provide protection from the sometimes rough lake waters.