The annual family ski event at Angrignon Park takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Roughly 200 skiers and snowshoers will explore about 10km of trails through Angrignon Park. If conditions are good, additional trails lead through the Douglas Research Centre, along the Aqueduct, and south to the St. Lawrence River waterfront.

Up to 30 sets of equipment in various adult and child sizes will be available. If you haven’t tried cross-country skiing before, plan to do so on that day. For more information about ski conditions and a trail map, refer to the ski in the great southwest website (which is in French).

Beverages and snacks will be on hand along with music, probably in Douglas Hall.

This latest version closely resembles the family event connecting Angrignon Park, the Douglas Hospital and the St. Lawrence Rapids that’s occurred annually since 2012 when the Friends of Angrignon Park began. The Friends used to organize the event in conjunction with the Douglas Research Institute and the Club Aquatique du Sud-Ouest (CASO).

Since then, Verdun, Lachine, LaSalle and the Southwest Borough partnered with Parks Canada and SOGEP to create similar events in all southwest Montreal parks.

This year, there will be animation ski introduction events in:

  • the Des Rapids Park in LaSalle on Saturday, January 26,
  • René Lévesque Park on Saturday, February 16, and
  • Verdun’s Park Arthur Therrien on Saturday, February 23.

The activity is free.

Everyone should bring warm clothes, a bottle of water and a lunch to enjoy.

See you there!


Tracey Arial

Unapologetically Canadian Tracey Arial promotes creative entrepreneurship as an author, cooperative business leader, gardener, family historian and podcaster.

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