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Lachine Canal (Canal du Lachine)

200 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 283 6054
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Ranked #10 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Biking
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Owner description: 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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Montreal, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Perfect spot for a long walk between lovers, family, friends or even alone! In the summer time, I like to come here for biking by renting a Bixi bike nearby. In the colder time of the year, long walks are great with the view of the canal, architectural landscapes from new condominium buildings around and of course, the Atwater market... More

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It has old school charm, the walkway along the canal is great, you have the view of the river and across the park their are many restaurants. time to relax and breathe. enjoy the view!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Montrealer cyclists and trekkers like the rural feel of this pathway through history. Old canal-side buildings and factories add a poignancy to your walk.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice spot from where I was seeing it in town. You can exercise along it, take some pictures. Its a outdoor site, thats it.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lachine canal is integral to the history of Montreal and should be seen for history buffs. It's a short walk from the Archaeology Museum. Green spaces are being developed along its banks and will be a more welcoming place once complete.

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Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
133 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I really enjoyed my two times visiting Lachine Canal. The first was as part of a cycling tour through Ca Roule Montreal on a glorious sunny morning and the second time was by myself on foot on an overcast morning after visiting Atwater Market. I walked from Atwater Market back to Old Montreal Port. The amount of bi-lingual information signage... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It was after high season so most "things" were closed. But hte canal is a great place to visit. The display boards were sufficient, and it is a lovely part of the Island to explore on foot. I would recommend visitors to the canal to also visit the Lachine Museum and the Park des rapides accessible from the Canal at... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There's nothing that can't beat a morning run on the Canal! You feel like you're not downtown anymore, it's really refreshing! Perfect to clear up my mind :)

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New England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We rented bikes near the port and rode for 4 hours on terrific, continuous, mostly flat bike lanes to the islands and along the canal to the Atwater outdoor market for lunch. Awesome!

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Cuttingsville, Vermont
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I hadn't bicycled for many years so we were a little nervous to start. But the afternoon was delightful and while very tiring for us older folks, it was a huge hit! We rented bikes from the shop across from the docks and it cost $69 for two bikes for the afternoon (12 - 6 pm). The... More

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