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

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!

  • Lineup to be announced soon

Get excited for Canada Historic Places Day 2018

July 7, 2018

You are invited to celebrate the first annual Canada Historic Places Day with Parks Canada on July 7, 2017. There will be activities for all the family, whenever you are history enthusiasts or simply curious.

You’re invited to join us at the Place des Barges, close to avenue Bourgogne in Chambly, to celebrate canal’s historical heritage. Activities are also organise at Fort Chambly.

More details to come.


Demi-Marathon de la bande du Canal

Friday, July 13

The Demi-Marathon de la Bande du Canal run is a walking or running challenge that allows you to enjoy a festive atmosphere with entertainment, music, photographers and post-race meals. Races of 5 km, 10 km or 21.1 km are proposed. The start will be given at the Parc des Atelier.

Check the event website to register and more information. (French only)

MEC Run

July 22 and October 14

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!


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

August 31 to September 3, 2018

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.