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Plaisirs d’Hiver (Lasalle)

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Take advantage of the joys of the winter season, thanks to the Plaisirs d’hiver family event.

Noon – 4 p.m.

  • Introduction to cross-country skiing
    • Take part in a beginners’ lesson, guided by a coach, to discover the basics of this sport.
  • Coureurs des bois immersive activity
    • Welcome to New France! Come live the immersive experience of the coureurs des bois during the cold season. You will pass through an obstacle course that ranges from carrying a bundle on snowshoes to identifying animal furs, and including a rabaska ride, then ending with trout fishing using a net!

Noon – 5 p.m.

  • Public skating
    • At the Parc des Rapides skating rink
    • Bring your skates! No skate loans on site.
  • Sledding and sliding
  • Play activities on the snow
  • Hot chocolate and delicious snacks

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Workshop-talk
    • With this workshop-talk, historian and storyteller Francis Désilets takes you back to New France! Follow in the footsteps of the brave coureurs des bois and voyageurs who travelled great distances by canoe to trade with the Aboriginal nations of the Great Lakes region.
    • Learn more about the daily life of these men: their work day, the dangers, the materials transported as well as the actual trading with the First Nations.
    • Two workshop-talks between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Supervised introduction to ice fishing
    • Equipment provided
    • This activity will be cancelled in case of bad weather.
  • Collection of winter equipment
    • Give a second life to your old winter sports equipment (sleds, skis, snowshoes, skates, etc.) by participating in the donation and exchange activity organized by the Éco-quartier.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Activities and entertainment
    • Horse-drawn carriage ride
      • Departures from Parc des Rapides parking lot on boulevard LaSalle
    • Mini-farm
    • Pat patin fou (crazy skating!)
    • Miss Bonbons (candy!)
  • Winter biodiversity booth
    • The booth presented under the theme “Winter traditions” will be mainly focused on wildlife in winter and the fur trade. Naturalists from the organization will be on hand to answer all your questions.
    • Equipment provided.
  • Snowshoeing “In the footsteps of the coureurs des bois
    • As this activity is intended for families, the pace will be adjusted so that the youngest can keep up. A few breaks will be taken so that the naturalist can share information on urban wildlife in winter. At a chosen moment during the activity, participants will be invited to test their ability to run on snowshoes, and therefore imagine themselves for a moment as coureurs des bois. This activity will encourage observation and is intended as an introduction to a winter activity accessible to one and all.
    • Three departures: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Limited places


February 18
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Arrondissement LaSalle


Age Group
All ages
Event Language(s)
English, French
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Parc des Rapides
7770 LaSalle Blvd.
LaSalle, QC H8P 1X6 Canada
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