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COVID-19-Recreation: temporary measures and gradual return to normal

The Coronavirus disease has forced the cancellation of many activities. You will find a list of events and activities cancelled and rescheduled as of April 28, 2020 in the flyer here.

Depending on the progressive lifting of restrictions and the distancing rules to be maintained, it is not excluded that certain activities resume.

Subscribe to the weekly newsletter not to miss anything or view regularly the status of activities below:

Activities at the Parc nature Les Forestiers

Access is limited due to the summer day camp. The general public DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS to buildings and playground equipment Monday to Friday 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 14, 2020. Outside these hours, the general public has access to the infrastructures during regular or summer schedules here.

The trails are open but you must:
  • Walk alone or with people who are in confinement with you
  • Maintain the recommended distance of 2 meters with other hikers who are not confined with you
  • Keep dogs on a leash. They are only allowed in the parking lot and trails
  • Collect the feces and dispose of them responsibly in the appropriate bins on site (no bins on the trails); no one likes to walk in feces!
  • Follow the rules and the code of conduct to observe on trails

it is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to cycle on all trails, including trails of the Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare. These trails are suitable for equestrian or pedestrian activities (hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and other similar activities).

Activities offered by organizations in partnership with the city

Many organizations have resumed their activities in accordance with government health guidelines applicable to their field of activities.

Please contact the organization directly.

Activities I train for an active lifestyle at Parc Bédard

2020 programming

  • Family event (starts age 6)
  • At Parc Bédard (1591 Avenue Bédard)
  • From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Free - no registration required
  • In case of bad weather, the activity is cancelled. Cancellations are announced starting 5 p.m. in the table below and published on our Facebook page here

Registration NO LONGER REQUIRED since August 2nd, 2020

  • Priority is given to residents. 
  • People experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the activity are asked not to participate

Registration period


Registration is no longer required in light of the new outdoor gathering limits (up to 250)

Wednesday, August 5: Hatha yoga

Monday, August 10: American Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 12: Zumba

Monday, August 17: 20-20-20 (Cardio Fitness Mix)

Monday, August 19: Zumba

Reminder of sanitary measures

Participants are asked to respect the various health measures. Participants must, namely:

  • Bring their alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Bring their water bottle and refill it at the water fountain
  • Wash their hands with disinfectant before and after handling water fountain
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres and wear a mask when physical distance is not possible
  • Discard tissues and wipes in the garbage after use
  • Cough and sneeze in their elbow
  • Not come to the activity if they have COVID-like symptoms and

Info: 450-424-8000 ext. 220

Thank you to our MAJOR sponsors

Pharmacie Sandra Bordus

Thank you to our GOLD sponsors

Thank you to or SILVER sponsor


Adapted leisure

The Town is awaiting instructions from the government to resume activities.


Saint-Lazare confirms the Cyclo-Tour Michel-Gauthier 2020 edition is cancelled.
(updated April 23, 2020)

Hoping to see you next year!

We wish to thank our sponsors:

Sablière Chevrier & fils
Symbiose centre dentaire
Brunet Plus Pharmacie Sandra Bordus
IGA famille Déziel
Députée Marilyne Picard
BEM Feux d'artifice
Pépinière champs de rêves
Pharmaprix Saint-Lazare

Day camp (youth and teens)

Fêtes de Saint-Lazare

Fête Nationale
 - June 23-24, 2020 - Cancelled (updated April 24, 2020)

Canada Day - June 30 and July 1st, 2020 – Cancelled (updated April 24, 2020)


Library: contact-free loan service
Since Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

  • Only the loan desk is open to the public by attributed appointment
  • All other spaces in the library are not accessible to the public

Reservation of your documents either online, by email or phone

  • Step 1: Consult the online catalogue to select your documents (consult the guide here);
  • Step 2: Book them as follows:
    • Online by adding them to your personal file. No automatic booking notices will be sent to you during this period.
    • By phone: 450-424-8000 ext. 260 (leave a message), during library’s service hours, either between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday or between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    • By email: documents)
  • Step 3:
    • A clerk will contact you to arrange an appointment, either between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, or between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Pickup at the time of your appointment:

  • Present yourself at the loan desk at the time of your appointment
  • Be on time, the duration of the appointment is 5 minutes
  • Deadlines are to be expected, maintain social distances

Book returns:

  • Returns are limited to the outer book drop located at the front of the library

Late fee:

  • No late fees will be charged during the contactless loan period.

Purchase suggestions

  • Online:
    • Access the catalogue
    • Access your personal file
    • Click on  « purchase suggestion» in your personal file
  • By phone at: 450-424-8000 ext. 260 (leave a message)
    • By email at: (mention the documents)


    The library offers more than 3,000 digital books to its users. To activate your online account and receive instructions for your device, email us at  or consult the e-book Getting started guide here.

    French eBooks:
    • Access the catalogue
    • Access your personal file
    • Click on “eBook”
    • Click on “all e-books”
    • Select the book to download.

     English eBooks:

    One-time activities (cultural, physical, sports)

    Neighbourhood performances
    Coming soon to a park near you!  

    • Bring your chairs, carpets, blankets, and disinfectant!
    • Be advised parking spaces are limited in some parks!
    • In case of rain, all shows will take place outdoor but under the big top at Parc nature les Forestiers de-Saint-Lazare(2800 Chemin Lotbinière). The City asks that spectators 12 years of age or older wear a mask or a face covering under the big top.

    Registration NO LONGER required since August 2nd, 2020

    • Activities are reserved for Saint-Lazare residents;
    • People experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the activity are asked not to participate.

    Registration is no longer required in light of the new outdoor gathering limits (up to 250)

    Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

    Family entertainment - Cor à contes

    Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare, under the big tent. Everyone aged 12 y.o. and up is required to wear a mask.

    (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)

    Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

    Campfire tour - Mélissa Ouimet (musical performance)

    Parc Evergreen

    (2625 Rue du Bordelais)

    Registration is no longer required in light of the new outdoor gathering limits (up to 250)

    Tuesday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.

    Family entertainment - Laurette et Arlette

    Parc Birchwood

    (1325 Rue Jolicoeur)

    Thursday, August 13 at 8 p.m.

    Campfire tour - Travis Cormier (musical performance)

    Parc Bédard

    (1591 Avenue Bédard)

    AUGUST 4 - Cor à contes

    Through four stories set in four different cities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, spectators will travel from one universe to another, taking them between a reinvented past and an imagined future.


    Over the years and through countless performances, Mélissa Ouimet's career has continued to flourish. Thanks to a string of collaborations that she can definitely be proud of, Mélissa Ouimet has been the opening act for renowned artists such as Robert Charlebois, Véronic DiCaire, Eric Lapointe, Bobby Bazini, Martin Deschamps and Sylvain Cossette. Mélissa also kicked off 2019 as a candidate for the popular TV show La Voix.

    AUGUST 11 - Laurette and Arlette

    The eccentric circus duo of Laurette and Arlette share their passion for traveling using a variety of rich landscapes. With humour at the forefront, these timeless nomads interpret their unpublished songs featuring the ukulele, keyboard and voice.


    Inspired by the legendary Guns N' Roses and Mötley Crüe, who made their debut in Los Angeles, Travis Cormier left home at 17 to study at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. After the Moncton, New Brunswick native returned to Canada in 2016, TravisMania took over Quebec as the singer made his way to the finals of La Voix as part of Éric Lapointe's team. In 2018, Travis fulfilled yet another dream by opening for Bon Jovi in front of more than 15,000 people at the Montreal Bell Centre.


    Parks, sports fields, swimming pool and other facilities

    Parks are open
    Under certain conditions

    Signs and updates

    Until Monday, June 8th, municipal teams are in the process of replacing park closure signs with Covid-19 signs indicating the “open/closed” status of each installations.  The City invites residents to refer to these new signs when visiting a park.

    Sanitary facilities and water fountains

    The city is preparing to reopen the sanitary facilities in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your patience and for throwing your disinfecting wipes in the garbage!Users will be asked to refilltheir reusable bottle rather than drink directly from the fountain.

    Lighting systems in parks

    The city is testing and verifying the lighting system’s programming starting Friday, June 5 for the reopening of parks this Monday. Thank you for your understanding!

    Sports facilities open to unorganized drop-in practice on Monday, June 8

    The various sports facilities (soccer fields, baseball, basketball, etc.) will be open fornon-organized drop-in practice.The municipal team is making every effort to install the equipment as quickly as possible (installation of goals, nets, furniture, etc.). Thank you for your patience! The volleyball court is close because it is undergoing some improvement work.

    Note that sports clubs are currently developing their guidelines and will notify their members when their resume their activities according to the instructions issued by the government.


    Playground modules and park furniture

    Remember the playground modules, park benches and picnic tables are not disinfected by the city. Users are invited to wash their hands before and after their use. Note that the city is preparing for to reopen sanitary facilities.


    Reopened. Please review the information below.

    Here’s more relevant information:

    • Distancing rules must be respected (the Sûreté du Québec applies this rule which could cost from $1000 to $6000 in case of violation);
    • Municipal by-laws regarding the use of parks as well, including opening hours and general prohibitions (no consumption of illegal substances, alcohol, no noise, dogs, etc.). The Community Patrol will issue tickets to those who do not comply;
    • The wearing of a mask is strongly recommended if the distance of 2 m cannot be respected, especially in the trails of the natural park of la Tourbière-du-Bordelais.

    Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

    The nature park trails are open but you must:

    • Walk alone or with people who are in confinement with you
    • Maintain the recommended distance of 2 meters with other hikers who are not confined with you
    • Keep dogs on a leash. They are only allowed in the parking lot and trails
    • Collect the feces and dispose of them responsibly in the appropriate bins on site (no bins on the trails); no one likes to walk in feces!
    • Follow the rules and the code of conduct to observe on trails

    The pool opens on Saturday, June 20th, 2020

    • Click here to learn more about the schedule, pricing and special measures related to Covid-19

    Bike paths and recreational paths

    Bicycle and recreational trails are open but you are asked to maintain the recommended distance of 2 meters with other people who are not confined with you. For the spring cleaning schedule for these recreational networks, visit this link.

    Teen Zone

    The Town is working on a plan to resume activities.

    Tennis and pickleball courts

    Tennis and pickleball courts
    Free practice in singles since Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Practice in doubles permitted as of June 22, 2020

    Residents must follow sanitary conditions available here.


    • The courts are reserved for the residents of Saint-Lazare
    • Courts are accessible with a key purchased online
    Open until November 15, 2020

    7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Tennis (1 court not lit)
    Note : pickleball is no longer offered
    7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Tennis (2 courts lit)
    Pickleball (2 new courts lit) 

    Parc Bédard 
    7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
    Tennis (4 courts lit)
    No pickleball court

    Parc de la Vallée-Chaline
    7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Tennis (1 court not lit)
    Pickleball (2 courts not lit)

    In-person key purchase

    • To validate your ID in times of COVID, follow instructions here.
    • Key purchases will continue in person, at the Leisure and community life service, during service hours
    • You can also reserve your key online

    Online reservations
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    • The court must be reserved by means of the citizen’s card:
    • Online or
    • By phone at 450-424-8000 extension 220, during service hours
    • At least 3 hours to 48 hours in advance
    • To play the same day, check online availability
    Visit the regular tennis section.

    Water game (Parc Bédard)

    Water game (Parc Bédard)

    Water games are located at the municipal park BédardThey are open from May 18 to September 29, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    The water used in water games is treated and recycled water (same principle as a swimming pool).

    We would like to remind users of the instructions:

    It is forbidden to:

    • Drink water (the water is treated but not potable)
    • Bring food or drinks
    • Bring glass containers
    • Allow children to urinate 
    • Run
    • Smoke/vaping
    • Bring your dog on the pad even if on a leash

    Children who are not toilet-trained must wear a diaper.

    Last updated: 04/17/2020
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