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Free outdoor activities on South Shore

An outdoor event with many free winter activities is being held on the South Shore – just a 30-minute drive from Montreal at RécréoParc in Sainte-Catherine.

Outdoor winter fun

The second edition of the Rendez-vous Polaires, being held from January 8 to March 6, 2022. This event features family-friendly winter activities at a large nature park’s open-air site.

Outdoor lovers of all ages can skate its half-kilometre illuminated path, follow 10 kilometres of groomed cross-country ski trails running beside the rapids of the St. Lawrence River, or hike a two and half kilometre snowshoe trail. In addition, illuminated sledding tracks will be installed east of the reception pavilion.

On Saturdays, a DJ will be on-site from noon to 4 p.m. to get everyone moving and grooving. Also, an outdoor café-restaurant will be available where adults and kids can recharge with a warm drink.

Safety measures in place

For the safety of visitors and staff, public health regulations will be in place throughout the site. Vaccine passports are not required but masks are in certain areas of the site. In the rental centre, visitors will have to follow the same measures as when entering any business: wash their hands, wear a mask, respect distance and there will be a maximum number of people allowed in the building.

Rentals available

Bring your own equipment or rent skates, snowshoes, and sledding tubes on site. Rental rates are between $5 and $10, and skating aids for little ones are available at no charge.

The activities will take place daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance to the site is free and parking costs $7.10.

RécréoParc is located at 5340 Marie-Victorin, Sainte-Catherine.

For more information, go to recreoparc.org or its Facebook page for up-to-date information.

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