Parks Canada wishes to remind everyone that for safety reasons, it is forbidden at any time to venture onto the ice of the Lachine Canal.

Come on out, take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the best of winter!

Parks Canada shares the public's interest in the Lachine Canal during the winter season and works with its partners to promote recreational activities at this exceptional site located in the heart of Montreal.

Fat bike rental at the Lachine Canal!

Closed for the season 

Vélo à pneus surdimensionnés stationnés au bord du canal de Lachine dans le Vieux port de Montréal

You can now rent a fat bike at the Lachine Canal with Bruno vélo (french only). This new outdoor activity is perfect to enjoy the new winter trail and discover the beauty of the Lachine Canal historical site!

This activity will be provided with a short training session so that everyone is comfortable with their fat bike and can make the most of their experience.

Go to the Charlevoix Station (between Atwater footbridge and Charlevoix street) to rent your fat bike.

Rate of the rental

  • $25 for 1 hour
  • $35 for 2 hour

For more information visit the Bruno Vélo website (french only). You can also call 438-497-6258 or email.

Winter Trail

Starting from January 2021, Parks Canada, in association with the City of Montreal, is lunching a pilot project of winter trail on the Lachine Canal.

Come and enjoy the 10-km winter trail and the 2.5-km snow-clear path. Fun times and rosy cheeks guaranteed!

For more details about the activities and the trail conditions, visit the Lachine Canal Winter Trail page.



Montreal’s Christmas Village

Village de Noël, à la place du marché Atwater, du 26 novembre au 20 décembre 2020
Montreal's Christmas Village

The most magical Christmas markets of Montreal returns on the outskirts of the Atwater Market every weekend until December 20th, 2020.

This 5th edition offers visitors the opportunity to discover or rediscover talented local artisans and their delicious products in a magical atmosphere.

  • Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The admission is free for all.

For more details about the event, visit Montreal’s Christmas Village website.

Get directions to access the Montreal's Christmas Village here.

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