2018 programmation

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2017 events

Lobster Clam Jam

A crowd waiting at booths to eat.

May 28, from noon to 9 p.m.

Take part in the 5th edition of this outdoor food festival that offers guests the opportunity to experience the creations of a variety of renowned local chefs and restaurants. Fun activities and games for children in the “Kids Korner”! Two-steps at west of the Atwater Market.

Info : www.lobsterclamjam.com


Movin’On, the international summit on sustainable mobility

June 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Presented by Michelin and organized in collaboration with C2, Movin’On will feature inspiring keynote presentations, hands-on collaborative sessions, networking opportunities and technology exhibitions. It calls on creative thinking to enable us to collaborate in new ways and explore new, actionable ideas in order to solve the concrete challenges that will define the future of mobility. Movin’On 2017 takes place at Arsenal, in Montreal, near de Lachine Canal.

Join the movement by buying your tickets here .

Montréal Folk Fest on the Canal

Montreal folk fest poster
Artists of the 10th edition of the Folk Fest sur le canal! ©Folk Fest sur le canal

June 14 to 18

The Parc de l’Ancienne-Gare-de-Triage will be transformed into a real concert hall for a week bursting with fun activities.

The Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal is a public event where you have the opportunity to discover folk, traditional and acoustic music performed by internationally renowned and up-and-coming artists from Quebec, which is celebrating this year its 10th anniversary.

It’s no wonder that the Folk Fest sur le canal is considered a fixture on the Quebec music scene and the most family-friendly music festival in town!


Come on board the Petit Navire for National Historic Site Day! 

July 8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday July 8, come on board the Petit Navire for a FREE heritage trip through the history of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site! Presented in collaboration with Parks Canada on the occasion of National Historic Site Day, four excursions will be offered from the Atwater Market Pier between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

A host of activities will also enliven the specially fitted-out sector of Place du Marché such as airbrush tattooing, Xplorers discovery booklets, learn to camp activity, not to mention the presence of the popular mascot Parka. Tickets for the excursion on board the Petit Navire will be distributed at the Parks Canada kiosk at 10:00 a.m.: hurry, don't miss the boat!

Petit Navire Departure Schedule

  • Departure 1: 12:00 p.m.
  • Departure 2: 12:30 p.m.
  • Departure 3: 1:00 p.m.
  • Departure 4: 1:30 p.m.

Learn to Camp 2017 with Parks Canada

July 15th, 2017

The outing of the summer in Montreal! To mark the country’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering a special activity for day camps, youth groups, community organizations and families.

On the banks of the Lachine Canal, a short walk from the Old Port, young people and their escorts can take pleasure in discovering the basics of camping through fun and informative workshops: pitching a tent, lighting a fire, organizing a campsite safely... and much, much more!

A crowd cheering up to a DJ
ÎleSonic at the Lachine Canal

ÎleSoniq En Ville at bassin Peel  

August 10, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

On August 10th, a wave of colors, music and lights will sweep over the bassin Peel at the Lachine Canal. Two giant dance floors will be set up and artistic performances will make the bassin Peel vibrate as part of the Sessions 375 experience signed by îleSoniq En Ville. Lovers of urban and electronic music: this is an event not to be missed! It's outdoors and it's free!

For more information, go to ÎleSoniq website.


Douglas Scholes, Wanderer: (re)Marking, 2016-17. Photo : Paul Litherland

LandMarks2017 is a series of contemporary art projects taking place in national parks and historic sites from coast to coast. This summer, Parks Canada is privileged to host their creators on the banks of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site to highlight the country’s 150th birthday!

Lachine Half Marathon

August 20

The 5th edition of the Lachine Half Marathon will take place on August 20, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society of Montréal.

The run, brought to you in partnership with the Borough of Lachine, is open to runners of all levels, competing over distances of 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km. Families and experienced runners are invited to get moving for a good cause along our magnificent route, which takes in Lake St-Louis, the St. Lawrence River and Lachine Canal.

Information and registration

A crowd in a park walking with their dogs
Join us, and don’t forget your dog! ©Dog Fest Montréal

Dog Fest Montreal 2017

August 26 & 27

The 2nd annual Dog Fest Montreal, a celebration of all things canine for dog lovers and dog owners. Join us by the scenic Lachine Canal for a fun-packed day of dog-themed recreation and special events! We’ll have obstacle courses and competitions, presentations by local merchants and manufacturers of dog toys, dog treats, dog food and care products, dog beauty salons, everything dogs and their humans could ever want!

Parc de l’Ancienne-Gare-de-Triage, corner St-Patrick & Pitt.

Infos & tickets: www.dogfestmontreal.com

Plusieurs bateau amarrés au Vieux-Port de Montréal

The Montréal In-Water Boat Show

September 8 to 10, 2017

Meet over 20 nautical exhibitors at Jacques Cartier pier in the Old Port of Montréal, just steps away from the Lachine Canal!

Over 100 boats of all kinds will be exposed at the docks, including the Beneteau GT 46, a last generation sport cruiser worth $ 1.1 million.

During the boat show, many exhibitors will offer end of season discounts.

This is a free event you don’t want to miss! All details on the Montreal In-Water Boat Show website.

A group of yogi doing yoga in the dark
Silent yoga at Peel Basin ©YogaTribes

Silent yoga YogaTribes Montreal

September 9 2017, 9 p.m.

Come discover this soft Vinyasa yoga in a total new shape of class. The silent yoga, with wireless headset and the Sound Off technology, will offer you a unique and personalized experience. Hundreds of people will be experiencing it together as much as sensory and hearing allying yoga and fantastic views over the city of the Lachine Canal. Welcome to all beginners!

Info: YogaTribes.com

Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau

September 14 to 17

Following the success of the two first editions of Circuit bleu, the Fondation Charles-Bruneau invites brave kayakers to circumnavigate the Island of Montreal once again to raise funds in support of children with cancer.

Information and registration

Canada Malting Montreal
Canada Malting. Photo credit: Ville de Montréal, Sud-Ouest borough

The Canada Malting: Outdoor projection of the immersive and interactive documentary

Thursday, September 28th 2017*, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Come and learn about an important symbol of the Lachine Canal’s industrial past in an open air, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

An outdoor screening of the 360º documentary by Gilles Tassé and Marie-Ève G. Rabbath, in collaboration with Parks Canada, UQAM and Uberxmtl will introduce you to the history of the Canada Malting, a former factory built in 1905 and the largest Canadian malting plant after the Second World War.

The screening will take place at the brand new Riverside Terrace Bar, located at 5020 St-Ambroise Street, in Montreal. Bring your family!

Children are welcomed on the terrace!

*In case of rain, the projection will take place on Saturday, September 30th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Plantation of trees
Plantation of trees

Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest

Do you want the Lachine Canal to flourish? Throughout the summer, Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest (French only) is organizing a range of activities to ensure the Lachine Canal looks its best.

Your help is needed to clean the banks, get rid of graffiti and give a hand with planting and several other activities.

More information (French only)

Lunch by the Canal

Lunch by the Canal Lunch by the Canal

Until the end of October 2017

Need some sustenance? Enjoy a typical Montréal culinary extravaganza at the Quebec Street Food Association’s Lunch by the Canal. During the week and on the weekend, delivery tricycles and street food trucks will set up shop along the canal at lunchtime to offer delicious, good quality food that is innovative and sophisticated.

Fire pit with marshmallow

Montréal’s Christmas Village at Place du Marché

The 2nd Edition of the Montreal’s Christmas Village takes place at the Place du Marché (Atwater) on 7-10th and 15-17th of December 2017. The Christmas Market, children's entertainment, shows and gourmet evenings, outdoor film screenings, everything properly wrapped to the delight of the young and the grownups!

Come discover the local and world specialties while sipping the traditional hot wine!

More details on Montréal’s Christmas Village website