Summer programs at Lachine's new waterfront park: La Brise du large

Last updated August 2, 2022
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Starting June 23, this summer event is back again with user-friendly facilities, Lachine’s water sports site and an installation by the Musée de Lachine.

To relax and enjoy the landscape, come enjoy a snack at one of the shaded picnic tables or watch the sunset on the deck chairs at the end of the cape. A beautiful invitation to indulge in some contemplation!

Light, non-motorized boat rental

Want to venture out on the water? Do it safely by renting a single or double kayak, a paddle board or a canoe. The Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement (GUEPE) manages the Site nautique de Lachine

  • June 23 - August 14, 2022
    • Wednesday – Friday, noon – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • August 15 - September 5, 2022
    • Saturday & Sunday (Labour Day included), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reservations: 

  • Online, 14 days in advance on the reservation platformPayment by credit card.
  • On site, depending on boat availability. Please arrive no later than 75 minutes before closing time. Payment by debit or credit card.

Information:

438-373-7689 , during open hours or by email

Introductory activities and discoveries on the water

Are you more of a water lover than a land lover? If so, you’ll be delighted with the activities organized by GUEPE: introductory kayaking and SUP yoga classes are scheduled for an aquatic program.

Want to explore the riverbanks or discover the secrets of the canal? Kayak outings at sunrise or by moonlight as well as supervised rabaska activities for beginners and families are organized all summer long. Reserve your place and head out on an adventure!

Reservations: 

  • Online, 14 days in advance on the reservation platformPayment by credit card.
  • On site, depending on boat availability. Please arrive no later than 75 minutes before closing time. Payment by debit or credit card.

Information:

438-373-7689 , during open hours or by email

Also, the Abordage project, managed by the Centre multi-ressources de Lachine, allows residents to have free access to water sports activities with the support of recognized organizations in the borough.

The offer of activities for families, young people and children has been improved with the support of the  Programme de soutien aux activités sportives et de loisirs nautiques de la Ville de Montréal promoted by Sport et Loisir de l’île de Montréal.

Rates

All rates include taxes. Children must be 6 years of age or older to go on a watercraft accompanied by an adult in the same watercraft, and 12 years of age or older to go on a watercraft accompanied by an adult in another watercraft.  No rentals are permitted for 18-year-olds and under without an accompanying adult. If you wish to bring your own watercraft for the SUP yoga and initiation to kayaking activities, you must plan on portaging it from the nearest parking lot (more than 700 metres from Parc René-Lévesque).

Rentals and supervised activities

1 hour

2 hours

Kayak single

$10/boat

$15/boat

Kayak double

$20/boat

$30/boat

Family Fridays: in twos on the water (double kayak)

$5/boat (adult + child age 6-17 living within the Montréal agglomeration)

Paddleboard

$10/boat

$15/boat

Canoe

$12/boat

$18/boat

Guided outings (SUP yoga, introduction to kayaking, family rabaska, moonlight or sunrise kayaking, etc.)

Ranging from $15 to $25/person (SUP yoga and introduction to kayaking) with ou without boat

Ranging from $15 to $60, depending on the activity and the number of people

La Bronzette bar

At the August 1 Borough Council meeting, the contract with Îlot 84 was terminated because, in particular, the organization can’t provide La Bronzette patio service (resto-bar and background music) due to a lack of staff.  This service will no longer be available.

An installation of Musée de Lachine

Until the end of October, an installation of the off-site exhibition Points de vue - Souvenirs d’été by the Musée de Lachine will be located at the tip of the peninsula. The installation, which resembles a pair of binoculars, invites visitors to look into Lachine’s past by discovering an archival photograph. The binoculars come with an audio clip to download on the Soundcloud platform.