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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
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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Paddle boat historic tour consists of a tour of the Lachine settlement museum, paddle boat ride along the River Lachine Canal, and a visit to the Fur Trade Museum. We only had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Paddle boat historic tour consists of a tour of the Lachine settlement museum, paddle boat ride along the River Lachine Canal, and a visit to the Fur Trade Museum. We only had time for the first two. The paddle boat ride is quite strenuous for someone who is not familiar with boats and canoes. The tour guide is informative and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Lachine canal area is a magnificent area to visit. Alone, with family, friends, a significant other.....there is something for everyone. Walking, rollerblading, on a bicycle, young families with strollers, there is a celebration of life here. You might see people sunbathing, sinning in a shady spot, on a bench, in a gazebo, at a picnic table, having a party,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

An astounding mix of decaying industrial architecture, nature, and modern development. It an hour walk from the harbor up the canal to Atwater market. If you are in town for a couple of days and enjoy exploring by foot this is ideal. Watch the boats await each lock and see another side of of Montreal. Popular by bike but great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

For some sightseeing and exercise, bike the trail along the canal. We rented from Ma Bicycles...great place, excellent service, and located right on the canal.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I live very close to the Lachine Canal. Peaceful place to bike around . I recommend to anyone that comes to Montreal to visit The Lachine Canal. Lot's of joggers around it. Picnic areas, etc. Come and see for yourself and you will take with you to your country, beautiful souvenirs of what you saw. Very good restaurants to eat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice canal with walkway by it which you can cycle along Great to watch the boats go past on a nice summers day .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Lachine Canal is a great place to bike for its complete length. It will get you to the wonderful open air Atwater Market where you can stop a visit the outdoor farmers market and then you can continue all the way to the Old Port of Montreal. Lotes of sites to see on your bike ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

lovely for a leisurely walk, jog or roller blading in the warmer months. If you are lucky you will get to watch the spectacle that is the boats being let through. I enjoy every visit to la chine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Whenever I feel the need to get close to the water I make it a point to go to the Lachine Canal. You can follow the bike path, roller-blade or go for a long walk on this scenic waterfront treasure unknown to many Montrealers. I had the fortune to live nearby at one point and my summer days were filled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A beautiful place to go for a walk, a run or a bike ride. People fish along the banks, small boats wait at the lock to continue down the canal, and kayakers paddle along. The area is transitioning from industry to condos, and it is a very beautiful place to enjoy a few hours. Definitely walk to Atwater Market for... More 

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Address: 200 Rene-Levesque Boulevard West | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 6054
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Chinatown
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Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.