May 23 to 28
The immersive event of international scope C2 Montreal that brings together, each year, more than 5,000 influencers from the world of commerce, creativity, and innovation, will be taking place along the banks of the Lachine Canal from May 24 to 26, 2018.
This year again, Parks Canada is partnering with C2 MTL to showcase its heritage sites locally and internationally. The surprising outdoor set-up will include among other elements an impressive floating terrace on the canal waters to allow participants access the water and discover the richness of this iconic historic place. Information and program: www.c2montreal.com.
Learn to camp: A city full of memories !
June 16, July 14 and August 11
Do you want to have a camping experience but you would like a little helping hand? Participate in a Parks Canada Learn to Camp activity, presented in collaboration with MEC! Three times this summer, you will have the chance to spend the night on the Lachine Canal and learn more about the basics of camping at the side of experts. On the menu: fun activities for the whole family, introductory workshops and more.
Book your place quickly. Check out the event page for all the details.
Montréal Folk Fest on the Canal
June 14 to 17
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!
Free lockage day
July 7This one’s on us!
In 2017, to celebrate Canada 150, Parks Canada offered free admission and welcomed over 27 million visitors to our national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites. What better way to say “thank you” to our visitors than to offer a free admission day?
Admission is already free on Canada Day, but we’re adding another day for you to enjoy your favourite activities without paying any admission fees.
In 2018, we will offer free lockage on July 7th.
Lachine Half Marathon
The 6th edition of the Lachine Half Marathon will take place on August 19, 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.
Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau
September 13 to 16
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.
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)
Cardio plein air
Want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site in the company of other fitness enthusiasts? The qualified and friendly staff of Cardio Plein Air has concocted a series of programs and activities for the 2018 season, for more information and to register, visit their website.