SUNDAY, MARCH 6 – LEARN-TO WINTER CANCELLATION

Learn-to Winter activities planned on Sunday, March 6th are cancelled due to the weather forecast. The expected rain and temperature won’t allow offering a quality experience.

Red cheeks and fun guaranteed at the Lachine Canal for spring break! From February 26 to March 6, 2022, the Parks Canada team welcomes you to Hangar 1825 on the Lachine Canal for a free introduction to outdoor winter activities.

On the menu: cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and other activities. 

Places are limited, reserve now!


Please note that in accordance with current health regulations, masks are required in all indoor facilities. Thank you for your cooperation!

How to Dress for Cross-Country Skiing or Fat Biking

For an enjoyable experience, wear appropriate winter clothing for the outdoors and weather conditions. In addition to a winter coat and snow pants, choose wool or polyester clothing. Remember that you will be warm during the activity. Here are some of the items you should wear:

  • Good dry socks (bring an extra pair and change socks before the activity)
  • Multi-layered basic clothing
  • A neck warmer
  • A toque
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sunglasses, as needed and depending on the weather

For fat biking, we recommend:

  • A hat without a pompom that allows you to put on a bicycle helmet
  • Warm boots that are soft and comfortable
  • Five-finger gloves to facilitate braking and gear changes

Please note that you can use your own bike helmet for the activity.

Have fun!

Access to the Hangar 1825

The Hangar 1825 is on the north side of the canal, between the Atwater footpath and the Lock Saint-Gabriel. You must walk to the building from Des Seigneurs Street or from Des Éclusiers Street.

Parking

There is not parking space at Hangar 1825. Parking spots are available in the surrounding streets.


Learn more about wildlife tracks.

Activities at Hangar 1825

Parks Canada's Learn to Camp team will be on hand the weekends of February 26–27 and March 5–6 for young and old alike.

You can warm up around the wood stoves, roast a marshmallow on the fire, try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (free rentals and upon availability), discover how to recognize wildlife tracks and maybe even meet Parka, our friendly mascot!

 


Learn-to Cross-Country Skiing – For 4- to 12-Year-Olds
By Reservation

Children from 4 to 12 will be able to discover the joys of cross-country skiing with the Parks Canada team. This activity is free and by reservation only.

Activity overview
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • How to choose your equipment
  • The basic techniques of cross-country skiing
  • Games
Equipment provided
  • Cross-country skis
  • Boots

 

 
Book now!

* Parks Canada reserves the right to cancel the event for everyone's safety due to weather conditions. Notice to latecomers: your place will be given away.

 Schedule - Learn-to Cross-Country Skiing

In order to offer learning adapted to the children's abilities, time slots are allocated according to specific age groups.

Weekends – February 26–27 and March 5–6
  • 4-6 years - 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 7-9 years - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • 10-12 years - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday – From February 28 to March 4
  • 4-6 years - 9 a.m
  • 7-9 years - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 10-12 years - 4 p.m.

Additional information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Restrooms and picnic tables are available at Hangar 1825.
  • You must bring your own water bottle and snacks.

 
Book now!

* Parks Canada reserves the right to cancel the event for everyone's safety due to weather conditions. Notice to latecomers: your place will be given away.

Learn-to Fat Biking - For All
By Reservation

Try your hand at fat biking on the banks of the Lachine Canal. We will provide you with valuable tips on how to drive a bike in winter. This activity is free and open to all. Duration: 45 minutes

 Schedule- Learn-to Fat Biking
Weekends of March 5–6
  • From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Restrooms and picnic tables are available at Hangar 1825.
  • You must bring your own water bottle and snacks.