Winter fun: the Chambly Canal is wearing its most beautiful white coat

Pleasures of winter at chambly canal

City of Chambly

On Saturday, February 3rd, come enjoy the pleasures of winter all day at the canal. At the Parc des Ateliers at Chambly Canal, an igloo and inflatable games will be installed for youth entertainment. Before 5 pm, animators will be on site to tell tales and legends for the whole family to enjoy. As of 5 pm, the city of Chambly will be offering music, a hot chocolate bar, coffee and marshmallows to grill over a fire.

These activities are free for all!

For more information, go to City of Chambly website (French only) or contact the Recreation and Culture Department of the city of Chambly, at 450 658-1778 or loisirs@ville.chambly.qc.ca.

City of Carignan

On February 3rd, come and enjoy the unique experiences of dog sledding, renting snowshoes for free to walk along the canal’s path and enjoy the inflatable structures as well as winter animation. All of these exciting activities will be taking place near the Chambly Canal between 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm, at the intersection of O'Reilly Street and Sainte-Thérèse Road. Don’t forget to warm up on site with a coffee or hot chocolate- it’s on us! Pastries and grilled cheese will also be available for purchase.

For more information, go to City of Carignan website or contact the municipality of Carignan at 450 658-1066.


2017 events

Parks Canada BioBlitz Canada 150 activities at the Chambly Canal !

Painted turtles at the Chambly Canal
Painted turtles at the Chambly Canal

Create close links with nature this summer at the Chambly Canal by taking part in BioBlitz Canada 150! Jointly with experts, you will have the opportunity to take part in a national inventory of fauna and flora for the Country's 150th anniversary. These events are intended for nature lovers as well as families and groups of friends. An original way of exploring the canal differently while helping to protect our natural environment!


Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

June 24

Near the Richelieu River, the Société nationale des Québécois de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu invites you to the Place du Quai area for a varied program including family activities, tastings, musical shows, all topped off with spectacular fireworks.

In Chambly, come celebrate with the whole family at the Parc des Ateliers!



Canada Day

Canada Day
Canada Day at parc des Ateliers
© Royal Canadian Legion, Arras 34 Chambly
July 1st

The Canada Day festivities will bring the Vieux-Saint-Jean and Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers to life.

At the Parc des Ateliers, the Royal Canadian Legion Arras 34 invites the public to take part in family activities and to attend a parade as well as an official flag-raising ceremony.

In Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, enjoy entertainment for the whole family, attend the flag-raising, and cap off your evening taking in the fireworks, courtesy of the Fêtons le Canada committee.


Sur l’air de Chambly

New dates to come!
Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers Outdoor shows at Parc des Ateliers

Every Wednesday from June 29 to August 10, the City of Chambly, in conjunction with Parks Canada, invites families to the Sur l’air de Chambly concert series in the Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers.

Don’t miss the latest artists performing outdoors at the Chamby Canal’s locks 1, 2 and 3 in a unique festive atmosphere. Be there early!

  • June 28: Marie-Élaine Thibert
  • July 5: Dumas
  • July 12: Hommage à l’Expo 67
  • July 19: Jonathan Painchaud
  • July 26: Isabelle Blais et Pierre-Luc Brillant
  • August 2: Pierre Flynn
  • August 9: Dominique Hudson

Archeology month: Discover the Chambly Canal and the Fort-Sainte-Thérèse National Historic Sites

Map of forts from 1655 situated along the Richelieu River.
Map of forts from 1655 situated along the Richelieu River.

Every Sunday in August, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout all of Archeology month in August, Les Amis du canal de Chambly invites curious people of all ages to discover the secrets of the Chambly Canal and the Fort Sainte-Thérèse National Historic Sites. This is the perfect occasion for learning about our history while having some well-deserved family fun!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., archeology and history experts are offering guided visits. No pre-registration is required. Simply arrive at the direct entrance on-site (Île Fryer), which is accessible by foot or by bike.Parking is available near Pont 9 and CheminChemin Sainte-Thérèse (Rte 223).

For more information: 450-658-9167.


Bières et saveurs de Chambly

A glass with orange liquid and minth leaves and a straw on top.
@Festival Bières et saveurs de Chambly

September 1 to 4, 2017

The greatest brewing gathering in Quebec, Bières et Saveurs de Chambly’s festival is committed to be a showcase and a development vector for local microbreweries, vineyards, cider works and producers. Each year, for 4 days, 60 000 visitors gather at Fort Chambly National Historic Site, near the Chambly Canal, to discover the products of over 110 exhibitors from all across Quebec. Music shows, a circus scene, cooking demonstrations, conferences and the renowned Grande Brasse, lead by Jeff Boudreault, make Bières et Saveurs de Chambly an absolute must in terms of late summer festivals.

Info: www.bieresetsaveurs.com/en


Défi Je bouge

Défi Je bouge
© Défi Je bouge
September 9

In a festive atmosphere, the Défi Je Bouge (only in French) offers three types of challenges: a 5, 10 or 21,1K run recognized by the Quebec Athletic Federation (Fédération québécoise d’athlétisme), a 5 or 10K walk and a 20K bike ride for the whole family.

A 1K run is also organized for children as well as a 1 km walk for persons with mobility impairment.


MEC Run

July 10 and October 16
MEC Run Take the challenge!
© MEC

Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has a challenge in store for you: line up in the Chambly Canal’s Parc des Ateliers for a 5 km, 10 km, or 21.1 km run, as well as a 42.2 km marathon on October 15.

Open to all categories of runners, from beginners to elite, this event will enable you to discover the Chambly Canal in all its glory.

If you’re up for the challenge, register on the MEC Website!