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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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“boat ride” (12 reviews)
“nice walk” (15 reviews)
“james river” (21 reviews)
12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful walk along the water with views of the rapids, Nice parks. Interesting art and sculpture. Make sure you walk the bridge and read the quotes from famous people.

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great walk, that takes you along the Indian trading route. You can cross over and head to the park and cross the river. We really enjoyed it

Thank brink9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk along the canal. We saw a turtle, geese and goslings as well as beautiful vistas of the surrounding area.

Thank AJC_travlers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I walked here from our lodging at The Berkeley Hotle at 12th and Cary Streets to take the James River cruise reviewed elsewhere. The canal is restored and rebuilt from the orginal facities that were replaced by the railroads in the late...More

1  Thank Dalancou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just saying, water fire Providence (RI) has much better canal walk and WaterFire show over there is simply breathtaking. coming to this, this is small canal changed into a tourist spot. it has its own historic significance, how slaves used to come by this route...More

3  Thank sanju_222323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a walk, a ride or a run down by the canal. Their are paths, tours, boat tours, great places to eat. You cannot go wrong. I love this area. Wished I lived closer!

2  Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bring good walking shoes as you walk cobblestone, gravel, and paved paths. Lots of signs with history. Lots of restaurants along the way to stop at.

1  Thank plastx2
Reviewed 9 May 2017

You will find many other people if you decide to walk on this trail which is part of the Richmond Locks system from by gone years. From April until about the end of October, you can travel in a boat and be regaled by the...More

1  Thank DiveFanDeb
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Enjoy the sites of scenic Richmond down near the waterfront along the Canal Walk. From many parts of the walk you can see both the canal itself along with the James River. You can also find lots of great places to eat along the walk...More

1  Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This canal walk is located in the Shockoe area of Richmond and is peaceful, interesting and beautiful.

1  Thank Paula G
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Are the boat tours open the first week in April? What days of the week and hours? What is the price of the tour?
28 January 2017|
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Response from conniegum | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to post the phone number Contact 139 Virginia Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 (804) 649-2800 or (804) 788-6466
Are the boat tours open in April? If so, which days of the week and what is the price of tickets?
28 January 2017|
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Response from Debi K | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation The season begins the first weekend in April and ends the second week of November. April Friday and Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. May – September TMonday through Friday: Noon to 7... More
Is there parking?
28 November 2016|
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Response from conniegum | Reviewed this property |
I parked in a free parking lot near the Virginia War Memorial and Gambles Hill Park, located between Browns Island Way and Tregedar Street, near the James River. We followed brown directional signs for "Canal Walk Parking... More