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Lachine Canal (Canal du Lachine)

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Address: 200 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
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Activities: Biking
Description: 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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Biking along the water

If you are in the Old Montreal, rent a bike and allow an afternoon to bike along the Canal Lachine. It is beautiful, calm even with the hundreds of people you will meet bi y ling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Old Montreal, rent a bike and allow an afternoon to bike along the Canal Lachine. It is beautiful, calm even with the hundreds of people you will meet bi y ling too. Bring your lunch and lots of water if summer. Enjoy the ride!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very scenic. If you have the time, it makes for a nice walk by the water, and is close to a water park.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Lachine Canal is part of our history since 1821. It is over 14 kilometers long and runs through several boroughs. You can walk, bike, jog, great for a family outing, including fido. You can see the old locks, go to the Atwater Market (all four seasons) to pick up local fresh produce, grab an ice cream along the way,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

stop by atwater to have some pastries and view all the meats and produce. lovely. can sit and eat in hot or cold weather. the canal area is being reconstructed. there is an adjustable in length walk way you can stroll along to see the 3 story buildings and the modern city rising behind them. plenty of grass to stretch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely path with gorgeous scenery along the Lachine Canal. It's a wonderful place for a picnic, a run, a stroll or a bike ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't get me wrong: I love bike paths. And this is a very good one: nicely paved with nice scenery and lots of energetic cyclists and walkers. There are the requisite bicycle repair and ice cream places along it too. And with Montreal's rent-a-bike stands handy, you can jump on on a whim. It's just that every big and middle-sized... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You can go so far! There are restroom stops, and a place to rent kayaks and pedal-boats. Plan to stop at Atwater marker on your return route...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The bicycle paths next to the canal are a joy - safe (separate from cars), with links to other bicycle paths to different parts of Montreal. There are plenty of things to see and places to stop for a break (St. Ambrose Terrace, Atwater Market, Information centers, and the Fur Museum in Lachine, for example). It is 14 kilometers from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We rented an air bnb near this market and walked here almost every morning for a week for breakfast and at least once for lunch. The booth selling the smothered chicken and beans and rice was my favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great place for running, walking or biking. My boyfriend and j often go running along the canal during the summer. On nice days, it tends to be quite busy, but it's a great atmosphere. There are some shops and small restaurants along the way. We've also heard of bike and water-sports equipment rentals offered during the summer :)

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Chinatown
Bakeries, markets, restaurants, and buffets crowd the brightly graffitied streets of Chinatown, the city's aromatic destination for pan-Asian cuisine. Distinguished at its entry points by towering vermillion paifang gates, the compact neighborhood acts as a focal point for the Chinese community, hectic with educational facilities, cultural centers, acupuncturists, and foreign-language newspapers. Especially vibrant in the warmer months, when the sweet smell of dragon beard candy along the pedestrian walks of Rue de la Gauchetière signal the beginning of the outdoor street fair season, Chinatown is a treasure hunter's dream, with enough knickknack and curiosity shops to tempt even the pickiest shoppers. The convivial vibe picks up after dark, when the area's active nightlife offers evening crowds their choice of drink, dance, and midnight snacks of pho or oysters. Chinatown's mix of new and old, with herbal remedies being sold alongside pop-culture DVDs, gives the area its own animated brand of moxie.