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Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Special Activities 2014

Parks Canada, in partnership with the Friends of the St-Ours Canal, is featuring a variety of activities during the summer season.

For more information: 450-517-2059

Art Workshops

Marie-Ève Arpin
Marie-Ève Arpin
Every second Saturday,
from June 14 to August 9

Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal will offer artistic creation workshops under the supervision of a local artist. Marie-Ève Arpin has a degree in visual arts and is currently studying at the Université du Québec en Outaouais in the same field. Under her lead, you will be able to try different mediums like graphite, pastel, charcoal, and acrylic. All materials are provided.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Adults
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Teenagers

$50 for all five days

Contact Christiane Genest to register at 450-517-2059

If you are interested in making bobbin lace, Anne Cazé – another local artist – offers two-hour classes on request. The cost of the activity is $20 and materials are provided.

Contact Anne Cazé to register at 450-402-0514



Organized activities, inflatable games, face painting and much more! Organized activities, inflatable games, face painting and much more!
© Parks Canada

Canada Day

July 1st

Join in the fun on July 1st!

The Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal extend a warm welcome to you on Canada Day: organized activities, inflatable games, face painting and much more!

Free admission



Vallée-du-Richelieu lacemakers
Vallée-du-Richelieu lacemakers
© Friends of Saint-Ours Canal

Tea Time

Every second Sunday from July 13 to August 10, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Friends of the Canal invite you for tea and give you the opportunity to meet with special guests, and attend educational and historical events.

  • July 13: Storytelling and youth activities, paper-making and iced tea is available for children
  • July 27: The Vallée-du-Richelieu lacemakers
  • August 10: Introduction to archaeology, simulated excavations and discovery of many ancient artefacts