Deadline for event proposal

Any organization or individual wishing to hold an event at the Lachine Canal must ask for a permit application form through e-mail at pc.infocanalqc.pc@canada.ca, complete it, provide the necessary documents and return it for evaluation before April 15 2020 for the 2020 summer season.

After this date, Parks Canada will continue to evaluate event proposals but cannot insure the availability of its sites and resources or that the analysis will take place within the required timeframe.

Information: 514-283-6054

Your Event at Lachine Canal!

Each year, the Lachine Canal National Historic Site is pleased to host many events and activities during the year. Take a look to our unique rental spaces near the canal!


Îlot Charlevoix

Initiation au camping et Festival Folk de Montréal sur le canal
Learn to Camp and Folk Festival
At the heart of Montréal’s renewal!

Located on the corner of St. Patrick and Charlevoix streets, Îlot Charlevoix is a landscaped green space, a pivotal point of the Lachine Canal, where users of the path and the Métro readily converge. The Atwater Market and nearby converted buildings recall the neighbourhood’s industrial past.

Features

  • Approximate area: 17 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: brick aedicule, electricity, tables, benches, garbage cans
  • Access: St. Patrick/Charlevoix streets, Charlevoix and Lionel-Groulx Métro stations, canal path
  • Nearby: H20 Adventures, My Bicyclette, Atwater Market
Piknic Electronik @ Lachine Canal Piknic Electronik @ Lachine Canal

Recent events

  • Concerts
  • Film shoots
  • Corporate events (team building, etc.)

A bit of history

The Charlevoix Bridge brings back childhood memories for people from the neighbourhood. When ships had to pass, the bridge operator would turn the bridge sideways. Little did the operator know that children would hang on to the bridge for a fun ride.



Lachine Visitor Services Centre

Lachine Visitor Services Centre A major rest area amidst blue waters and green space
Doorway to Lake St. Louis!

A major rest area amidst blue waters and green space, the quietness of the site, along with the surrounding cultural attractions, makes this a perfect area for family activities.

Features

  • Approximate area: 24 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: streetlights, benches, garbage cans, tables, washrooms
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: Musée and Canal streets, canal path
  • Nearby: restaurants, marina, Musée de Lachine, Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site
A tour in a rabaska canoe near Lock No. 5 A tour in a rabaska canoe near Lock No. 5

Recent events

Lachine Half-Marathon

A bit of history

Gateway to the Lachine Canal from Lake St. Louis, the successive improvements to the canal in this area—many of which are still visible in the scenery—provide protection from the sometimes rough lake waters.

For more information about this site, or for rental, please contact the Lachine borough



Lachine Canal gets a makeover!

A lot of work is underway as part of an announced $170 million investment over five years to upgrade its facilities and thus enhance the overall experience of more than a million people who visit the site annually. The availability of many of popular locations at the Lachine Canal is therefore limited in 2018.

For more information about works, go to Info-work page.

Unavailable sites

Peel Basin

Dangle your feet at the Peel Basin!

A well-kept secret, the Peel Basin offers a unique landscape a few steps from the city centre and Old Montréal: waterways, the Farine Five Roses sign, downtown Montréal, and the waltz of trains as they come and go...

Features

  • Approximate area: 8 500 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 5 000 people
  • Facilities: electricity, streetlights, benches, garbage cans
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: Peel Street, Bonaventure/Square Victoria Métro station, canal path
  • Nearby: Old Montréal, Cité du Multimédia, Old Port, and more!

Recent events

  • Sessions 375 X îleSoniq En Ville
  • YogaTribes

A bit of history

The Peel Basin was formerly a key transhipment point. The transatlantic ships were unloaded along the docks and the merchandise loaded onto lakers to continue their route to the interior.




Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge Area

Redefining the urban event! Redefining the urban event!
© Quebec Street Food Association
Redefining the urban event!

Tucked away under the Turcot Interchange, with the pedestrian bridge as its focal point and its location along the banks of the canal, this alternative framework has given a new definition to the urban event.

Features

  • Approximate area: 7 000 m2
  • Maximum capacity (standing): 2 000 people
  • Facilities: streetlights, benches, garbage cans, tables
  • Parking: variable based on the event
  • Access: St. Patrick Street, corner of Église Avenue; Place-Saint-Henri and Monk Métro stations, canal path
  • Nearby: Gadbois Recreation Complex
Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge Côte-Saint-Paul Bridge

Recent events

  • Film shoots

A bit of history

The Côte-Saint-Paul pivoting bridge, built in 1904 by Dominion Bridge, bears the historic green apple colour. Its design reflects the presence of maritime traffic along the canal.