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Lachine Canal (Canal du Lachine)

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Address: 200 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 6054
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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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A great place to bike, stroll, or jog...or just people-watch

My husband and I are walkers. In our hometown, we spend a lot of our free time taking long (at least 5 miles, up to about 18 miles) walks, so we are always looking for places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are walkers. In our hometown, we spend a lot of our free time taking long (at least 5 miles, up to about 18 miles) walks, so we are always looking for places to walk when we visit other cities. The Lachine Canal is our preferred long-walk spot in Montreal. If we aren't carrying too many items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Montrealers love their bike paths, and the Lachine canal path is one of the best. If you're visiting Montreal and don't have your bike with you, you can rent a Bixi (lots of locations) and ride out from the Atwater market along the canal to René-Lévesque Park (about 10 km, or 20 km there and back--an easy ride along flat... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If your looking to get some exercise in Montreal, a bike along the Lachine Canal is a local favorite. The full loop around the southside of the island along the St. Laurent is about 25km.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

the canal is an oasis in the city.. great for strolling or biking... many miles along a canal that is open to small craft... people can walk or bike from lachine to old montreal.. and it is free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I moved to Montreal in August 2014 and chose to live near the LaChine Canal to be near the bike path that runs alongside the canal for 35 km. But it's not only for biking. The recreational path is great for walking, too. There are historical sign posts so you can read about the buildings - most of which are... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Want to bike for hours along waterways? Canal Lachine is the best! There are water fountains at relatively regular intervals, but make sure to bring extra bottles for filling. Not too many bathroom options, so make sure "to go" before and when you find one. Easy riding except for when you have to change sides (small uphills occasionally). Overall amazing.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

riding the lachine canal gives you a great view of the many burroughs of Montreal not to mention access to riverside view of the waterway. try all of the little stops along the way. this road will take you from old montreal all the way out to pointe-claire.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Worth seeing only if you have never seen a real canal. Actually, the activity is all at the locks and shorter sections are more sight-worthy. See the locks below parliament hill in Ottawa in July, perhaps. But Lachine offers daily many views of "Lakers" and the smaller "Salties" (these are freighters which haul bulk goods across the oceans. AND, remember... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Always something to do, you are looking at over 800km of bike paths. The Lachine Canal is over 100 years old so you are breathing history. Organize a kayaking with friends, bring your own Rollerblades- or rent bikes. Watch the fireworks, Or walk along the waters. Come to Montreal and experience the our city..

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Lachine canal extends into many cities...which you can walk, cycle, bike or roller blade...Its so very nice..as you stroll along the canal and river.. There are some shops along the way, places where you can stop and take in the nice views.. Its safe and clean...and all ages are found here.. Its a nice family place to stop and... More 

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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.