Experience the outdoors
Lachine Canal National Historic Site
This summer, learn about the outdoors in the heart of Montreal! Parks Canada team welcomes you at the Raceway Bank of the Lachine Canal to teach you the basics of the outdoors (setting up a tent, preparing a meal, etc.). to teach you the basics of the outdoors (setting up a tent, preparing a meal, etc.). In addition, learn the bases of kayaking with your family or friends with our certified guides! For kids, a learn-to fish activity is also offered during the weekend. It is for people who never had the opportunity to go camping or who wish to attend outdoor workshops.
A unique and turnkey experience!
Experience the outdoors in the easiest way possible with Parks Canada. All the necessary equipment are included. All you need to bring is your bedding, food, and personal belongings.
A good opportunity to learn the outdoors with experts!
Don’t miss your chance: places are limited. Call us and book your place now!
Summary of activity
- Arrival at noon on Saturday and departure on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.)
- Master the skill of pitching a tent
- In addition to the camping equipment, the cookware, a picnic table and red chairs will be lent to you
- Cooking and fire workshops
- Relax in an hammock on the banks of the Lachine-Canal
- Roast some marshmallows
- Camping game zone (washer toss, corn hole, etc)
- Various workshops and activities about camping and the outdoors.
- Kayak: learn-to kayak activity will take place on Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to free practice. For more information about this activity, visit the Learn-to Paddle - Kayak Experience webpage.
- Fishing: Learn-to Fish activity will be offered to children from 6 to 17 years old on Sunday.
- Tent and sleeping pads
- Picnic table
- Camping stove
- Camping cookware
- Crockery and cutlery
- Continental breakfast on Sunday
- All scheduled workshops and activities, including the Learn-to paddle activity for everyone and the Learn-to Fish workshops for kids aged from 6 to 17 years old
What to bring
- Sleeping Bags (sleeping bags are NOT provided. Please ensure you have one for each member of your group).
- Flash light
- Suitable, comfortable clothing for the outdoor:
- comfortable shoes
- weather-appropriate clothing (night can be cold)
- a hat to protect you from the sun
- Toys and books for the kids
- Bug spray
- Food (Saturday’s supper, snacks and Sunday’s lunch if you plan on staying for Sunday’s afternoon’s activities). Also, remember to bring some snacks.
- Water bottles
- Personal hygiene products
- Any personal medication
- Your health card
What is forbidden to bring
- Drugs / cannabis
For more information, contact us by email
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