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Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine

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“bike path”(46 reviews)
“atwater market”(124 reviews)
“old port”(47 reviews)
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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105 Rue McGill | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-283-6054
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 24, 2011

As a cyclist, the pleasure of a dedicated bike path is one that I cherish - it is wonderful to see a city on a bike, but not if one has to worry about competing with the traffic. But this is a path that is...More

8  Thank 45DegreesNorth
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I read that this was a very scenic trail. The entire loop takes around 3-4 hours to bike. For the entire first half of the loop you get to ride along the canal thru graffiti covered industrial buildings, paralleling roads with trucks and construction. Once...More

4  Thank IUXO
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

we enjoyed an excursion to the canal for a gentle stroll and an ice cream. Quiet and peaceful and very enjoyable.

1  Thank Nan K
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Fun bike path with minimal hills riding along the canal and to return you can bike through a series of connected parks on the east side of the island. Wonderful park on the peninsula extending into Lac St Louis

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

The good part is that the bike path is fantastically well designed, you hardly ever need to cross any streets let alone ride through traffic. This fact is well used by roadies, in fact we've been passed by a three-rider paceline in matching kit, which...More

1  Thank bdima
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I see that some of the reviews are negative; don't listen to them. No, this is not a ride through the countryside. But it varies from cityscapes to beautiful tree-lined sections. It has interesting history and a good surface for riding. And it ends at...More

1  Thank Judy C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

On vacation in Montréal, I was eager to do a ten-mile run starting from downtown, heading up the Canal-de-Lachine and then back down to waterfront in Vieux-Montréal. The canal takes the runner or cyclist through a varied landscape of old warehouses, graffiti-covered unused buildings, luxury...More

1  Thank Aegletes
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I read that this was a very scenic trail. The entire loop takes around 3-4 hours to bike. For the entire first half of the loop you get to ride along the canal thru graffiti covered industrial buildings, paralleling roads with trucks and construction. Once...More

4  Thank IUXO
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Get on a bike and take a cruise outside the hustle and bustle. Beautiful trail along the canal. Easy ride no matter your age.

1  Thank Lisa627
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love to walk along the canal Lachine. 100 years ago, Canal Lachine was the industrial heart of Montreal. Today, most of the factories have gone and the buildings have been transformed into condos. Many new condos are being built! One can regret the gentrification...More

1  Thank jeanclaudem780
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Fabulous riding along the canal and can then ride through lovely neighborhoods all the way to St Anne de Bellevue. Construction and confusing sections in the city can be difficult but once you find your way beyond that the ride is spectacular. Don't leave your...More

Thank spokinword
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Absent from list of activities is the boat rental place called The Lachine Canal Nautical Centre aka @Aventuresh2o

1  Thank Getaway693114
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Roseann R
July 7, 2018|
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Response from Getaway693114 | Reviewed this property |
Generally people rent for 1-2 hours. The canal has locks and H2O is located between #3 and #4 which is 3 km. If you want to pic nic go for 2-3 hours
July 17, 2016|
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Response from Alexander K | Reviewed this property |
Ya that is probably your best bet. But if you want to be a bit closer to Old Montreal, you can park in Pointe St.Charles on the south side of canal, on any side street it's free also - and then walk east along canal to the... More
Zoe P
May 2, 2016|
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Response from valueoriented129 | Reviewed this property |
Use the north side of the canal. This means St Ambrose st in that area.