A half-kilometre long checkered picnic blanket and DJs on the

A half-kilometre long checkered picnic blanket and DJs on the waterfront!

On Saturday, August 28th, from 1pm to 7pm, Parks Canada teams up with
Piknic Électronik to offer the first edition of an original music event at the Lachine Canal Historic Site. They are inviting the entire city to a free family gathering in the spirit of summer conviviality! But they are not exactly rolling out the red carpet. Instead, they laid out a huge checkered tablecloth half a kilometre long, between Richmond and du Séminaire streets, west of the Peel Basin.

This large picnic along the Lachine Canal, set up on a 500-metre stretch of
checkered tablecloth (worthy of a Guiness record), is an exceptional
opportunity to enjoy Montreal’s open air and refreshing waterfront. No matter where piknic goers settle down to eat and enjoy the afternoon,
they will appreciate the show because the entertainment will come to them.
The DJs will perform for four hours on a boat going back and forth along
this stretch of the Lachine Canal. At 5pm, the DJ will settle on shore and
turn up the volume for the last two hours of dancing.



This event is part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of
Banff National Park, the country’s first national park. The Lachine Canal
National Historic Site has been the focus of an important waterfront
revitalization plan that involved reopening the corridor for pleasure
sailing in 2002. Today, with the support of Canada’s Economic Action Plan,
work continues on this corridor of heritage and its infrastructure’s
re-invigoration, most notably with the repair of the bike paths, the
improvement of light fixtures, service areas, and park benches – making it
possible to significantly improve visitors’ enjoyment of this piece of

For all details, visit : www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/canallachine/ne.aspx or www.piknicelectronik.com/en/program/events/28-piknic-electronik-canal-de-lachine

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