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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 #16 of 241 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking
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 qc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The city of Lachine has purchased as much of the waterfront property as possible. There are bicycle paths and walking/running paths. These are separate and run along the lakeshore. Plenty of places to sit. Stop for an ice cream at the Dairy Queen.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We got a bike from Ma Bicyclette and biked to the end of the canal and around. Well organised cycle trails and plenty to see and do along the way

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Hewitt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We walked from Peel Street to the Atwater Market on the canal. There is a paved walkway with informative plaques along the way. Lots of people out walking, running, riding bikes, canoeing and paddle boating. The history of the area is interesting and it is a very pleasant way to get from one place to another. At one point you... More

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Heidelberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I did my sunday Long run there and it was absolutely great. The view is nice and lots of People there. It can be a bit crowded with all the runners and cyclists, but I would strongly recommend it for every runner.

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

H2O Adventures offers kayak, peddle-boat or eco-friendly electric boat rentals that enable visitors to admire the city from the historic Lachine Canal. It's really Zen and shows you what the early voyageurs routes must have been! Very nice and safe for all.

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North Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This canal was constructed in the 1800s to allow ships to sail from the Atlantic to the great lakes. The surrounding area was once the industrial heartland of Montreal. When the canal was replaced by the St. Lawrence seaway in the 1950s, the factories were closed. Some have been repurposed as gentrified apartments; some are still slowly decaying. I found... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice smooth and satisfying bike ride to Lachine from Montreal. Places to stop at both ends. I rented a bike across the canal at Ma Bicyclette (sp?), from the Atwater Market, which is worth visiting for foodies and wannabe foodies. There is also a scuplture garden at the end of the Lachine section of the bike path.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped at a café along the water here, which seems like a popular thing to do, and it was very nice. Very laid back and not built up at all. A fair distance from the downtown though.

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Rochester, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The views of the city skyline and St. Lawrence are amazing. Recommend taking the bridges to the race track and Parc Jean Drapeau. I had previously biked this path in 2010 and was somewhat disappointed to see all of the grafiti and conditions of the path starting to deteriorate. Be sure to include a stop over at the Atwater Market!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bike, rollerblade or walk alone the Canal Lachine from Old Montreal to the West End. Stop and enjoy parks, rest areas, food snacks. You can rent a small boat, canoe, kayak, peddle boat or hop on a tour boat. All amazing activities.

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