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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” (17 reviews)
“james river” (23 reviews)
12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're around downtown and need a bit of fresh air combined with a small dose of history, this is a good choice. The canal was once the primary "super highway" connecting the navigable part of the James River to "the West," which at the...More

Thank blw_at_longwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along the river and easy walk from downtown, this is a great outdoor park. This area has been carefully restored and is a wonderful outdoor park for a casual walk or an energetic stroll / fun. Highly recommend.

Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To have this walking starting 200m from our hotel, Residence Inn, was a great find Back in the day this canal system was the lifeblood of the industry and energy for this city including the Civil War years. Then after decades of neglect and no...More

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son has taken us on the Canal Walk each time we visit Richmond. He loves it. It is a very pleasant walk along the James River Canal along the Shockoe Slip area of RVA. There are walkways on both sides of the canal with...More

Thank Dorrie M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife, Jeni, and I road along Canal Walk yesterday when we rented electric bikes at Pedego of RVA at the Segway Tour shop. It was so much fun!

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Did a small part of the walk before deciding it was too hot to walk the entire distance to Belle Isle. It would be nice if there were more activities along the Canal Walk where the canal cruise starts, some craft vendors or food vendors…something...More

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you're into this sort of thing its a very nice stroll. On a hot day, as was our day, it can be quite refreshing to be close to the water. You feel like you're behind the goings on of the city as you walk...More

Thank KnitsbyConnie
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Had some time to kill before heading out of town and decided to walk along the river. We walked along the river to the bridge that goes over to Brown Island. Bridge had some historical info which was great. Did a bit of the canal...More

Thank Isabella M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Love the canal walk, this area has definitely great potential, hope they are going to invest in more restaurants and business to develop this spot.

Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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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
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
29 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