Montreal boat show

The Montréal Boat and Water Sports Show

From January 31 to February 3 2019

Stop by the Parks Canada booth (2070) at Place Bonaventure to plan your next trip.

And while you’re discovering some of the most beautiful waterways in the world, Parks Canada is offering you an unbeatable pre-season offer: save 20% on the current prices of seasonal lockage permits. With the purchase of the lockage permit, also take advantage of a 10% reduction on the night mooring permit! Just make sure to have your registration number handy as well as information about the length of your craft.

There you’ll find new travel ideas, contests, and surprises galore. Don’t miss the boat!

 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)


Cardio plein air

Cardio plein air au canal de Lachine

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.

2018 events 

C2 Montreal

C2 Montréal floating dock on canal's bank.
C2 Montreal space along the banks of the canal

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:

Learn to camp: A city full of memories !

learn to camp at lachine canal
Learn to camp at Lachine Canal

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

Montreal folk fest event poster
The lineup for the 11th annual Folk Fest sur le canal!

June 14 to 17

The Parc de l’Ancienne-Cour-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 7

This 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

August 19

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.

Information and registration

Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Learn to camp at Lachine Canal

Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau

September 13 to 16

For it's 5th edition, 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