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Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine

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Address: 105 Rue McGill | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
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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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Nice little shops with good local food and many many options for coffee, drinks and dinner/lunch. Bike path is awesome but need to be careful with traffic during peak hours

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little shops with good local food and many many options for coffee, drinks and dinner/lunch. Bike path is awesome but need to be careful with traffic during peak hours

Thank MTLinMTL
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here in late March and it was pretty bleak. Looks lovely in spring/summer photos though! Would wait until then to go.

Thank Cara C
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Lovely park for an afternoon gateway, not far from downtown Montreal, connect with the West Island, this park offers beautiful landscapes and perfect places for those who like the quiet and tranquility to read.

4 Thank Grace-Aguiar
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

While I'm sure this is an excellent asset for residents of Montréal, I'm not sure I would recommend going out of your way to visit. We rented a couple Bixi bikes and it was all interesting but the views and experience were not anything special.

1 Thank Domer90mom
Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have been using the cycling path around the Canal-deLachine for about a year while visiting friends in Verdun. The whole scenery is great - you can walk or just bike close to the water. Especially in the night, the view of the downtown skyline is beautiful.

1 Thank hondras007
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a fantastic place for a long walk, run, or bike ride. Apply sunscreen and enjoy the beautiful city scenery along the canal. Rent a bike and take the day to ride along both sides of the canal and across the bridge if you are feeling adventurous.

1 Thank David L
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Once a vital link in transportation for the continent the canal is now a recreational green space in the heart of Montreal. It stretches from Old Montreal to Lachine to the west providing lots of kilometres of bike or walking paths with historical places (Fur Trade Museum, Jacques Le Ber house) and services (bike & boat rental, Atwater Market, McAuslin... More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I walked west from the old port and discovered a set of locks hidden away below lots of abandoned grain towers. There is both walking paths and bike paths along the section towards the Bassins Peel. It was a quiet walk on a weekday afternoon with very little pedestrian or bicycle traffic. While the trails were very well kept, the... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is most certainly, together with Mount Royal, one of the must see places in Montreal. Either for a walk or otherwise for a bike ride from the Port until the Maclauslan/Saint-Ambroise brewery one will enjoy the finest sights of a newly revamped area, full of attractions and gorgeous quarters. Old factory buildings and storage facilities turned into new developments... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a nice place by the water to take walks, go jogling or sit and spend time with God and enjoy His Creation. It's beautiful all year long

Thank Debbie G

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