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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.

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Activities at the Parc nature Les Forestiers

Facilities, chalets, toilets and playground modules are closed.

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

Activities offered by organizations in partnership with the city

Here is the information received from organizations that offer activities in partnership with the city. If the activity you are looking for is not listed, contact the organization directly.



Vélo touristes 50+

Bike rides are cancelled for the months of May, June and July. Information: Viviane and Théo (



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 - must now register 
  • In case of bad weather, the activity is cancelled. Cancellations are announced below and published on our Facebook page here

Mandatory registration

In light of the sanitary instructions and the maximum number of 50 people who can gather outdoor all at once (while respecting the distance), those interested must register during the periods specified below. Priority is given to residents. A waiting list will be created if the maximum number of participants is reached. For this reason, once registered, people experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the activity and/or are unable to join the activity, are asked to cancel as soon as possible or at the latest at noon on the day of the activity to allow people on the list to participate. Participants must be at least 6 years of age.

Activities, registration periods and cancellations

Those interested can register online here


Registration period



Monday, June 29 to Sunday, July 5 at midnight

Monday, July 6: Zumba

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for
450-424-8000 ext. 220

Wednesday, July 8: Walking and running Intervals

Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 12 at midnight

Monday, July 13: Fitness yoga

Wednesday, July 15: Zumba

Monday, July 13 to Sunday, July 19 at midnight

Monday, July 20: Zumba

Wednesday, July 22: Muscle training

Monday, July 20 to Sunday, July 26 at midnight

Monday, July 27: Abdominal-Buttock Pilates

Wednesday, July 29: Zumba



Registration period



Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2 at midnight

Monday, August 3: Zumba

At the latest at NOON the day of the activity you are registered for
450-424-8000 ext. 220

Wednesday, August 5: Hatha yoga

Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9 at midnight

Monday, August 10: American Line Dancing

Wednesday, August 12: Zumba

Monday, August 10 to Sunday, August 16 at midnight

Monday, August 17: Zumba

Monday, August 19: 20-20-20 (Cardio Fitness Mix)

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
  • Cancel their registration at the latest at noon on the day of the activity

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


 Scheduled on


Incroyables chromosomes

April 25, 2020

Cancelled on March 24

Incroyables chromosomes

May 30, 2020

Cancelled on May 5


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
Starting Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

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

Reservation of your dcouments 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:


    Scheduled on


    Story time

    April 26-27, 2020


    Photo exhibition

    May 7 au 29, 2020


    Board games evening

    May 8, 2020


    Lecture « La voiture électrique »

    May 21, 2020


    Story time

    May 24-25, 2020



    One-time activities (cultural, physical, sports)


    Scheduled on


    Show« Atlas Géocircus »

    April 26, 2020


    Initiation to pickleball

    May 9, 2020


    Internet workshop « initiation internet »

    May 7-14-21-28, 2020

    Postponed to a later date

    Cooking workshop « déjeuner sur le pouce »

    April 24, 2020

    Postponed to a later date

    Lecture « Légalisation du cannabis »

    April 30, 2020

    Postponed to a later date

    Wine tasting

    May 7, 2020

    Postponed to a later date

    Show « Birds of prey »

    May 23, 2020

    Postponed to a later date




    The city is working on it and will unveil it as soon as it can!          

    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


    Scheduled on


    Danse ados

    May 22, 2020


    Atelier macramé (ados)

    May 1 and 8, 2020

    Postponed to a later date




    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)

    Online key purchase

    • To validate your ID in times of COVID, follow instructions here.
    • Key purchases will continue online 

    Online reservations
    *Please connect to Firefox, Chrome or Safari (Internet explorer will not work).

    • 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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