Learn-to Fish

Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Fishing is a simple, accessible and fun family activity that requires a minimum of knowledge. Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Fondation de la faune du Québec, invites youths aged 6 to 17 to a free initiation to fishing at the Raceway Bank of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site.

Activity details

 Meeting point: Raceway Bank


During this activity, young people will learn about the biology of fish, the basics of fishing, the ethics of fishing, and sport fishing regulations and safety in Quebec.

In addition to seeing a demonstration of fishing techniques, such as light casting, hooking and retrieving, they will learn how to set up their own fishing line. Afterwards, there will be a 45-minute practice period with the Parks Canada team. 

Equipment Provided

  • Fishing equipment such as a rod and bait
  • A fishing permit valid until they reach age 18 will be given to each participant at the end of the activity
  • Personal flotation device


  • July 5 - FULL
  • July 21 - FULL

The activity runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations for learn-to fish can be made by email.

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*Parks Canada may cancel the activity for everyone's safety due to weather conditions. Notice to latecomer: your place will be released.

Important information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing
  • You must bring your own water bottle, hat, sunscreen and snacks
  • Restrooms, refreshment stands and picnic tables are available nearby
  • Attention cyclists: bike racks are available for participants. Bring your own lock
  • The activity is not recommended for people who are afraid of water
  • The activity is not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Animals are not allowed

Learn-to Fish Map

To get to the Learn-ti Fish activity by subway or by car, follow these Google directions..

Then, walk to meet the Parks Canada Learn-to Adventure team at the Mill area next to the bank of the Peel Basin. No parking on site, but parking is available on nearby streets.

Questions? Call us at 514-240-8693.


For more details please contact us by email.
Email: initiationcamping-learntocamp@pc.gc.ca

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