Activities

WINTER

Snowshoe trail

DATE: As soon as the weather permits

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Snowshoe trail

The trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

Refer to the “Plan your visit” section for:

  • The trail map
  • Daily and seasonal rates
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Facility opening hours (site, reception chalet, locker rooms, etc.)
  • The rules

Refer to the “Trails/Ice/Pool conditions” section for:

  • The trail conditions
  • The open / closed status
  • Last grooming operation
  • Recommended wax

Cross-country ski trails

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Cross-country ski trails

Trails are open from sunset to sundown.

Refer to to the “Plan your visit” section for:

  • The trail map
  • Daily and seasonal rates
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Facility opening hours (site, reception chalet, locker rooms, etc.)
  • The rules

Refer to the “Trails/Ice/Pool conditions” section for:

  • The trail conditions
  • The open / closed status
  • Last grooming operation
  • Recommended wax

Snow tubing

DATE: As soon as the weather permits

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Snow tubing

The tube is included in the rate. d’entrée au site.

Refer to to the “Plan your visit” section for:

  • Daily and seasonal rates
  • Accepted methods of payment
  • Facility opening hours (site, reception chalet, locker rooms, etc.)
  • The rules

Refer to the “Trails/Ice/Pool conditions” section for:

  • The snow conditions

The open / closed status

Cross-country skiing lessons

DATE: Starts January 2020

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until December 23, 2019

PUBLIC: All

COST: https://www.skidefondsudouest.ca/

Details

Cross-country skiing lessons (and registrations) are now managed by Ski de fond Sud Ouest.
Visit their website.

Ice ring (lighted)

DATE: When weather permits

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Skating

Skate learning supports are included in the site entrance fee.

Refer to the “Plan your visit” section for:

  • Daily and seasonal rates
  • Accepted methods of payment
  • Facility opening hours (site, reception chalet, locker rooms, etc.)
  • The skating rink lighting schedule
  • The rules

Refer to the “Trails/Ice/Pool conditions” section for:

  • The ice conditions

The open / closed status

SUMMER

Obstacle course and playground module

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Obstacle course and playground module

Access is limited because of the summer camp. The general public DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS to buildings, the obstacle course and playground equipment on the day following the St-Jean-Baptiste holiday until mid-August, Monday to Friday 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Limited access from June 25 to mid-August

During this period, visitors can only park and access the trails.

An accessible portable outdoor toilet is available alongside the parking lot.

For the schedule outside the day camp, as well as rules and ongoing daily and seasonal rates, visit the “Plan your visit” section.

Summer trekking and walking trails

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

Summer trekking / walking trails

Access is limited because of the summer camp. The general public DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS to buildings, the obstacle course and playground equipment on the day following the St-Jean-Baptiste holiday until mid-August, Monday to Friday 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Limited access from June 25 to mid-August

During this period, visitors can only park and access the trails.

An accessible portable outdoor toilet is available alongside the parking lot.

For the schedule outside the day camp, as well as rules and ongoing daily and seasonal rates, visit the “Plan your visit” section.

Swimming Pool – Aquastroller, Aquafitness for seniors, Aquajogging and Aquadeep

REGISTRATION: Starts in March 2020

PUBLIC: New mothers and baby / adults / seniors

COST: See details

Details

Registration

Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents

On Thursday, March 12th, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in person, at the community centre. Then in person and online until May 31st.

Saint-Lazare Resident card is required for the registration.

Les Cèdres residents must this online form https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/natation-lc to have access to the online registration process.

Non-residents

May register starting in May 1st, 2020:

Non-residents must complete this online form www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/natation-nr to have access to the online registration process.

  • At the community centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
  • Online www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne
  • After the official registration deadline until May 31, 2020
  • Places are limited
  • A minimum number of participants is required for a class to be given

 

Tentative schedule (The final schedule will be confirmed one the registration period is finished)

Tuesday

June 23 to August 4

Thursday

June 25 to August 6

Friday

June 26 to August 7

Saturday

July 4 to August 15

Sunday

July 5 to August 16

Aquafitness for adults

8:30 to 9:25 a.m.

Aquafitness for seniors ages 60 +

8:30 to 9:25 a.m.

 

Aquafitness for adults

8:15 to 9:10 a.m.

  Aqua-depth

8:30 to 9:25 a.m.

Aquafitness for seniors ages 60 +

9:30 to 10:25 a.m.  FULL

Aqua-stroller

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Aquafitness for adults

10:00 to 10:55 a.m.

 

 

Aquafitness for adults            

4:30 to 5:25 p.m.

Aqua jogging

7 to 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

Costs

Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents
7 classes Adult (18+): $40
Seniors (60+): $30
14 classes Adult (18+): $65 
Seniors (60+): $50
Non-residents
7 classes Adult (18+): $50 
Seniors (60+): $40
14 classes Adult (18+): $80
Seniors (60+): $65 

 

Aquafitness for adults:

With music, in shallow part of pool. Moderate intensity. No swimming ability required.

 

Aquafitness for seniors 60 years +:

With music, in shallow part of pool. From light to moderate intensity. Intended for seniors.  

 

NEW: Aqua-depth

With music, in shallow part of pool. Moderate to high intensity. Participants are provided with a special belt to help them stay on the surface of the water.

 

NEW: Aqua-jogging

Have issues with your joints or back, tendonitis, stress fractures or heavy legs? Water reduces the force of gravity and allows you to enjoy cardiovascular training without imposing undue stress on your muscles. It’s a great way to strengthen your lower limbs and core.

 

NEW: Aqua-stroller
For new moms who want to get back into shape. Take part in our aquafitness class along with your baby who will be safe and comfortable in his aqua-stroller. Forty-five minutes of fun for baby and a good workout for mom!
Your baby must be at least four months old, weigh between 7 and 16 kg and be able to hold his head up. Swim diapers (e.g.: Little Swimmers®) are required.

Outdoor pool – Swimming lessons (Red Cross) / youth

REGISTRATION: Starts in March 2020

PUBLIC: Preschool levels

COST: See details

Details

Registration

Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents

On Thursday, March 12th, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the community centre (1301 Rue du Bois). Then in person and online until May 31st.

Saint-Lazare Resident card required for the registration of Saint-Lazare children.

Les Cèdres residents must complete the online registration form:  https://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/natation-lc

Non-residents

As of May 1st, 2020.

Non-residents must complete the online registration form : www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/natation-nr.

  • At the community centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
  • Online www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne
  • After the official registration deadline until May 31
  • Places are limited. A minimum number of participants is required for a class to be given

 

Preschool and junior level swimming lessons

Classes are held Saturday and Sunday at the pool in Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare, located at 2800 Chemin Lotbinière.

8-class session starting July 4, 2020

Final schedule will be confirmed once the registration period ends.

Places are limited. A minimum number of participants is required in order for the classes to be confirmed.

 

Planned schedule  (The final schedule will be confirmed once the official registration period is over.)

 

SATURDAY

 

SUNDAY

9:00 to 9:15 a.m.

 

 

JUNIOR 2

9:00 to 9:15 a.m.

 

 

 

9:15 to 9:30 a.m.

JUNIOR 1

(full)

9:15 to 9:30 a.m.

 

JUNIOR 6

JUNIOR 5

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.

9:30 to 9:45 a.m.

SUNFISH

9:45 to 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

9:45 to 10:00 a.m.

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.

DUCK

(full)

SALAMANDER (full)

JUNIOR 4

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.

 

 

 

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

SEA TURTLE

DUCK

 

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.

 

 

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.

JUNIOR 3

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.

SEA OTTER

JUNIOR 1 – (full)

 

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.

 

 

11:00 to 11:15 a.m.

 

11:00 to 11:15 a.m.

STARFISH

JUNIOR 1

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

 

 

SEA TURTLE

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

 

11:30 to 11:45 a.m.

JUNIOR 2

 

11:30 to 11:45 a.m.

 

 

JUNIOR 3 

11:45 a.m. to noon

 

SEA OTTER

 

11:45 a.m. to noon

JUNIOR 1

SEA OTTER

FULL

Noon to 12:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool level

Since every level of the preschool program centres around age-specific guidelines based on certain characteristics of child development, you must register your child for the level that corresponds to his/her age, when you feel he/she is ready for that particular level.

 

PRE-REQUISITES:

If this is the first time your child takes Red Cross swimming lessons (and wishes to sign up for the following classes) he/she will be assessed during the placement test held on Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to noon:

  • Sea Otter
  • Salamander
  • Sunfish
  • All junior levels

Preshool levels (download the prerequisites here)

In the event of any differences in translations or interpretations, the French version shall prevail.

Level Age, parents’ presence required and schedule
Starfish 4-12 months

Progression based on age. Babies must be able to hold their head upright. Parent participation required 

Duck 12-24 months – (Saturday’s class is FULL)
Progression based on age. Parent participation required 

Sea Turtle 24-36 months
Progression based on age. Parent participation required 

Sea Otter 3-5 years (Sunday’s class is full)
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Swim on the belly with assistance
  • Immerge face in water

 Parent participation required



Salamander 3-5 years

Have passed Sea Otter OR …

  • Float on front and back for 3 seconds with assistance
  • Slide on back for 3 seconds with assistance
  • Slide on belly for 3 seconds with assistance
  • Perform rhythmic breathing – 3 repetitions
  • Swim on the belly with assistance for 1 meter

 Parent participation required for a portion of the classes



Sunfish 3-6 years

Have passed Salamander OR …

  • Float, slide on front and back without assistance
  • Swim 2 meters on belly without help

Parent participation required for a portion of the classes

   
   

Junior levels

Since the program is designed according to skills acquired in the previous level, it is essential that children successfully fulfill the requirements (skills and knowledge) of every level.  

  • Completion of a preschool level class is not required for registration in Junior 1.

 

PRE-REQUISITES: download here

If this is the first time your child takes Red Cross swimming lessons (and wishes to sign up for any Junior class) he will be assessed during the placement test held on Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to noon:

In the event of any differences in translations or interpretations, the French version shall prevail.

Level Description
Swimming

Junior 1

( 6 y.o. +)

  • Float, slide on front and back without assistance
  • Swim 2 meters on belly without help
Junior 2 Successful completion of Sunfish Level OR Junior 1 OR …

  • Float on front and back, exhale through mouth and nose
  • Perform flutter kick by sliding on front and back
  • Swim 5 meters continuously, unassisted
Junior 3

Successful completion of Crocodile Level OR Junior 2 OR …

  • Be comfortable in deep water,
  • Perform rhythmic breaths – 10 repetitions
  • Swim the crawl with kick for 5 meters
  • Swim 10 meters continuously, unassisted


Junior 4

Successful completion of Whale Level OR Junior 3 OR …

  • Swim crawl for at least 5 meters with arms covered above water
  • Swim 15 meters continuously, unassisted

 

Junior 5

Succesful completion of Junior 4

  • Maintain at water surface for 45 seconds
  • Swim crawl and back crawl for a minimum of 10 meters
  • Swim back crawl with kick for at least 10 meters
  • Swim 25 meters continuously, unassisted
Junior 6

Successful completion of Junior 5

  • Swim crawl and back crawl for a minimum of 15 meters
  • Be able to do the whip kick while swimming on your back for a minimum of 5 meters
  • Perform a dive in the kneeling start position
  • Swim 50 meters continuously, unassisted
Junior 7-10 Not offerd

Rate for Saint-Lazare and Les Cèdres residents

Preschool and Junior 1 levels Junior levels 2 to 6
1st child:  $40/ session
2nd child: $35/ session
3rd child:  $30/ session
1st child:  $60/ session
2nd child: $55/ session
3rd child:  $50/ session

Rate for non-residents

Preschool and Junior 1 levels Junior Levels 2 to 6
$55 / session / child $70 / session / child

Information
450-424-8000, ext. 287

Outdoor pool – End of season schedule

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

The pool is closed – see you in 2020

See daily and seasonal rates in the “Plan your visit” section.

Outdoor pool – Drop-in and swimming lane schedule

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General public

COST: See details

Details

 

See daily and seasonal rates in the “Plan your visit” section.

FALL

No activities soon

SPRING

No activities soon

FESTIVITIES

Northern Challenge

DATE: Sunday, January 26th

TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REGISTRATION: See details

PUBLIC: Family event

COST: See details

Details

My choice for an active winter lifestyle!
Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parc nature (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
Free! Registration required as of January 6, 2020
(Limited number of participants) 
Registration: www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/enligne – sports and leisure section

The Town of Saint-Lazare wishes to foster its citizens’ awareness of the importance of a physically active lifestyle—both summer and winter.

Just for the fun of playing outdoors, learning cross country skiing and snowshoeing:

• Activities are not timed and non-competitive.
• Free! Circuit will take about 90 minutes
• Free rental for participants (limited time) or bring your own equipment
• Door prizes and free snacks

A family challenge that combines pleasure, trials and discoveries
Young and old, with or without experience, are invited to discover the pleasures of the nature park, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing while taking up the challenges at our 4 activity stations! Hold on, this is not a race but an activity that allows you to practice (or discover) your talents on cross-country skis and snowshoes, to discover the wonderful site of the park, while taking on challenges and running the chance to win prizes (punching your participation card at each station). Each snowshoe and cross-country ski circuit varies between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the level of agility of the participants. Hot broth and healthy snacks on the menu, as well as tube sliding, obstacle courses and skating for those who will have finished the challenges in record time! All free for those who register for the challenge! 

Several departures, limited rental equipment
Several departures are scheduled for this Northern Challenge, the first at 10 a.m., the last at 1 p.m. Allow time to park, retrieve your identification tag, rent any required equipment if required, before starting the challenges. Given the limited number of snowshoes and cross-country skis, the City encourages you to bring your equipment. Please note that any loan of equipment will be for a limited period of time to allow all those who do not have equipment to participate. 

Non-residents, not registered
Note that non-residents who wish to access the site without registering for the challenge will be able to do so at the ongoing daily access fee. They will be able to encourage participants and enjoy activities such as tube sliding, skating and hosting.

Registration free but required
Since this is the first edition of the activity and organizers wish to ensure adequate resources for participants, the Town invites those who are interested in taking part to register now, either online at http://ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/definordique or by phone at 450-424-8000, extension 220 prior to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2020. It’s easy to challenge yourself, and it’s even more enjoyable when you can do it in a fun and festive atmosphere! Join us on Sunday, January 26, 2020! 

Snow Fest

DATE: From Friday, February 7 to February 9, 2020

TIME: Varies from day to day

REGISTRATION: None

PUBLIC: General Public

COST: See details

Details

Friday, February 7, 2020

SNOWSHOEING UNDER THE STARS, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Courses: 3 km or 4.1 km
  • The headlamp must be provided by the participant
  • Equipment rental (limited quantity, first registered, first served)
  • Starting waves: 7 p.m. and so on. Please be there no later than 7 p.m.
  • Free snacks after the activity
  • Free site access for residents and non-residents
  • Dogs are forbidden
  • Registration starts on Friday, January 24th : www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/fetedesneiges 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Evening under the stars, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m.: A giant outdoor screen webcasting the hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: skating, tubing, animation 
  • 8:30 p.m.: fireworks
  • 8:45 p.m.: bonfire

Snacks and soft drinks (hot chocolate, popcorn, etc.) on-site: cash accepted only.

Reminders: No dogs are allowed on the site. Free site access for residents and non-residents.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Family fun day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free access for residents (citizen card required)
Non-residents: a fee applies for access to the site.

√ Children 0-5 y.o. (free)

√ Children 6-17 y.o. ($8)

√ Senior (60 yrs +) ($8)

√ Family ($25)

√ Adult ($10)

√ Caregivers 14+ (free)

Equipment rental rate: Click here under Rental – equipments

  • Hot chocolate and coffee (free)
  • Optimist Club Canteen ($) – cash only
  • Cercle de Fermières pastries sale ($) – cash only
  • Cross-country skis and snowshoes rental fee for residents and non-residents ($)
  • Dogs are not allowed on the site.

 

Activities

  • skating
  • horse cart rides
  • ATV rides
  • cross country skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • tube sliding
  • snow soccer (with Saint-Lazare Hudson Soccer Club)
  • ice sculpture
  • snow man decoration workshop
  • Sports initiations (with Club de Biathlon and Club de skid de fond Sud-Ouest)
  • Giant games under the igloo
  • DIY workshop for children (with Cercle de Fermières)

Important reminders: dogs not allowed on site.

Great walk (Grande marche) Pierre Lavoie

DATE: T.B.A.

REGISTRATION: onmarche.com

PUBLIC: General Public

COST: Free

Details

Inspired by the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie

Walk in the hiking trails.

1 km course (accessible to people with reduced mobility).

Course of 5 km.

Hiking shoes.

Sports stroller (if required).

Dogs are not allowed.

Warming session.

Snacks and surprises.

Questions: 450-424-8000 ext. 220

Haunted trail

DATE: T.B.A.

REGISTRATION: online or 450-424-8000, ext. 217

PUBLIC: Families with young children

COST: Free

Details

View the 2019’s edition pictures here.