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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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Walked the entire canal along the river as well. Great views. Wanted to do the canal boat ride which on the website said they were open but they were not. that was a bummer

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Newport News, United States
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very relaxing walking along the Canal. Even though you are in the middle of downtown Richmond, it does not feel like it at all.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch in a nearby restaurant to one of the access stair to the canal walk. Did not have time to stroll down but wow! It is another world to me. It’s a peaceful walkway (in January) by the river to stroll by and accessible from the busy streets of the city. It looked so peaceful just the view... More 

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed a tourist group and find this walkway along the canal. It was not over crowed even on a fine fall afternoon. We shared the path with cyclists and joggers. It was more natural than touristy. Just a short walk from downtown and worth the detour. A great way to spend an hour before or after a meal downtown.

Thank Teresa N
Newport News, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked the entire canal along the river as well. Great views. Wanted to do the canal boat ride which on the website said they were open but they were not. that was a bummer

1 Thank kimberlyf175
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a nice urban canal/river walk that is well-maintained and easy to walk. Many fine views of waterfowl during the winter. This is just the place for a quiet stroll and people watching and watching the boats in the river.

1 Thank mcdh4561
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

They've cleaned this up a good bit since I was a kid in Richmond. Used to be rough downtown in the 80's, now it's nice to go for a ride or walk down along the canal.

1 Thank Eric M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The people there are very friendly and the hotels nearby are very comfortable too. The shopping mall is called Canal Walk shopping mall and is so huge that my mum and I got lost many times.

Thank Linette T
Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I did this a number of times during my stay in Richmond. It's a cute place to take a walk. Better then a busy sidewalk through downtown.

Thank Kare461
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This drew my attention as soon as I hit town...definitely worth a look. I am sure you could self guide along the pathways but the segway trip took this area in and shared stories along the way.

Thank JulieJulie88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We took some friends who were visiting from out of the country downtown and walked all over. Canal Walk is easy and interesting if you know some of the history behind it.

Thank STGVirginia

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