Learn-to Winter

Chambly Canal National Historic Site

From January 21 to February 12, 2023, the Parks Canada Learn-to Outdoor Team welcomes you to the parc des Ateliers for a free introduction to cross-country skiing.

Learn-to Cross-Country Ski – For 4-to 12-Year-Olds

Children aged 4 to 12 will be able to discover the joy of cross-country skiing with the Parks Canada Learn-to Outdoor Team. This activity is free and places are limited. Check out the schedule and book now!

Book now!

* Parks Canada reserves the right to cancel the event for everyone's safety due to weather conditions. Notice to latecomers: your place will be given away.

Activity overview

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • How to choose your equipment
  • The basic techniques of cross-country ski
  • Games

Equipment provided

  • Cross-country skis
  • Boots

Additional information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Restrooms and picnic tables are available at parc des Ateliers.
  • You must bring your own water bottle and snacks.

 Schedule - Learn-to Cross-Country Ski

In order to offer learning adapted to the children's abilities, time slots are allocated according to specific age groups.

Saturdays and Sundays from January 21 to February 12

  • 4-6 years old: 9:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • 7-9 years old : 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm 
  • 10-12 years old : 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

How to dress for winter activities

For an enjoyable experience, wear appropriate winter clothing for the outdoors and weather conditions. In addition to a winter coat and snow pants, choose wool or polyester clothing. Remember that you will be warm during the activity.

Here are some of the items you should wear:

  • Good dry socks (bring an extra pair and change socks before the activity)
  • Multi-layered basic clothing
  • A neck warmer
  • A toque
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sunglasses, as needed and depending on the weather

For fat biking, we recommend:

  • A hat without a pompom that allows you to put on a bicycle helmet
  • Warm boots that are soft and comfortable
  • Five-finger gloves to facilitate braking and gear changes

Please note that you can use your own bike helmet for the activity.

Have fun!

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