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Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 105 Rue McGill | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
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+1 514-283-6054
10:00 - 17:00
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No longer used as a means of transportation, this canal now serves as a...

No longer used as a means of transportation, this canal now serves as a recreation area with hiking and biking trails.

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Wonderful place to take a stroll

Lovely area, you can rent a bike as there is a great bike path that will take you to Old Montreal or in the opposite direction to the West Island. Many places to stop and sit for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Kim L
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely area, you can rent a bike as there is a great bike path that will take you to Old Montreal or in the opposite direction to the West Island. Many places to stop and sit for people watching as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Lachine Canal is always a great place to stroll with your bike along the bike path. You can bring a picnic basket along and eat at the marina or even hop on a boat for a small cruise in Lake St-Louis.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of the best Canal to walk thru and enjoy the scenery in Montreal - A must to see. The gateway to a network of canals linking the Atlantic Ocean to the heart of the continent, the Lachine Canal paved the way for the urbanization of the island of Montréal's southwest. Sail in tranquility on the canal, stroll or ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is the perfect place for a run in Montreal. The address listed in TripAdvisor is not the starting point where I picked up the trail. If you are staying in Old Montreal, make your way down to the port trail and at the end you will find the beginning of the Canal de Lachine trail. The trail is very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This a good place to learn about the history of the canals. Large building with lots of information in English and French.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a beautiful site to pass the day outside with friends and family on a nice sunny day. You have a enchanting landscape with view on the canal and downtown skyscrapers, and plenty of places to sit down after a little walk, a nice jog, a bike ride or even a boat ride (you can rent Kayaks, little motor... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Many earlier reviews accurately discussed how wonderful The Lachine Canal is for a bike ride or a walk. I would add that if you stop at the tourist information center and pick up the excellent red Montreal map, you can see all the bike friendly streets color coded. These marked streets often have a separate bike lane and are often... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The walk along the canal is a wonderful way to spend some time. As earlier reviews stated, there are some bikes along here that appear to be training for the Tour de France, but a little watchfulness solves that problem. We did not encounter any rude cyclists - just speedy. The Atwater Market is very close to the Canal and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Basically it is the history of commerce in Montreal and now a pleasant area to visit through neighbourhoods that are constantly evolving and thriving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the oldest bike trails in the country and its well worth a venture if you're on bike or foot. The bike winds along the Lachine canal, taking you along the path that runs past some of Montreal's current and past industries (like the 5 roses flour company), some canal locks, and the Atwater market...starting at the... More 

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