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Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Special Activities 2016

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

Big Family Picnic

Family celebration
Family celebration
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May 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the 150th Anniversary of the town of Saint-Ours, the Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal and the Cercle de Fermières of Saint-Ours, in partnership with Parks Canada, invite the public to meet at Darvard Island over a Big Family Picnic.

Residents can come and participate in handicraft workshops and tales reading, enjoy the exibit at the Surintendant House about the 100th Year of Fermières and inflatable games. You will also have the opportunity to admire the vintage cars of the club's La Manivelle.

Come discover the various seasonal activities offered at the Saint-Ours Canal!


Outdoor Exercises

Outdoor exercises
Outdoor exercises
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From May 23 to August 8

Need to recharge your batteries? The Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site invites you to get moving in the open air through the courses offered by Céline Gariépy, every Monday and Wednesday, from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. On the menu: yoga, stretching, walking and more.

To learn more, come to the free trial session on May 23, 10:45 a.m. Cost: $60 for 10 classes

For more information and to register, contact Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal:
450-785-3355 or amisducanalsaintours@hotmail.com


Art Workshops

From May to August, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marie-Ève Arpin
Marie-Ève Arpin

On Saturday morning and once a month, during the warm season, the Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal will be offering 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 à Trois-Rivières 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.

Dates and workshops to be confirmed

Cost: $35 per workshop ($120 for 4 workshops)

For more information and to register, contact Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal:
450-785-3355 or amisducanalsaintours@hotmail.com



Family fun! Organized activities, inflatable games, face painting and much more!
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Canada Day

July 1st

Join in the fun!

The Friends of the Saint-Ours Canal extend a warm welcome to you on Canada Day at the Saint-Ours Canal: organized activities, inflatable games, face painting and much more! Share the birthday cake and experience a beautiful day for the whole family!

Free admission



Tea Time
It's tea time!
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Tea Time

Every Sunday during the warm season, 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.


Introduction to Archaeology

Discover archaeological excavation techniques
Discover archaeological excavation techniques
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August 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Have you always dreamed of following in the footsteps of the famous archaeologist Indiana Jones? To mark the Archaeology Month, the Friends of Saint-Ours Canal is inviting families to the Superintendent’s House of the Saint-Ours Canal to participate in an introduction to archaeology activity.

On the menu that day: simulated archaeological digs, presentation of artifacts, prints and impressions workshop and more. Have your trowels handy!