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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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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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Great place for walk or bike ride

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

COME and discover this newly renovated place full of farmerès choice and expect to be surprised. Also walk on the water path that leads you all the way to the WEST ISLAND, and discover LACHINE

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The famous canal extends to the St-Laurant river and a peninsula park which called Parc René-Lévesque. I prefer the park to the canal. I believe cyclists would love this area because of its super bicycle trail. You can also visit a museum to give you idea of the history. Overall, it's worth to drop by if you live in Montreal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We began our trip from the Lachine Lock #5, near the Lachine Museum, where it was quite easy to find parking. We then followed the path to its end in the old Port of Montreal. It was lovely to see the city from a different perspective as we cycled. and to see so many people enjoying themselves outside on a... More 

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