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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 #18 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, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I now live here and this is one of the few places in Montreal were you have free access to the water of the St-Laurence for swimming, boating or kayaking.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For a lovely and safe cycling experience in Montreal, start at Atwater Market (2 blocs south of Lionel-Groulx metro station). A BIXI station is located at the entrance of the market, if you need to rent a bicycle. The bicycle path is located across the pedestrian bridge. Go East, along the bike path and follow directions to Old Montreal (a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love the Lachine Canal, it extends a long way and it is a very nice bike/walk area. You can also connect to various other biking routes from here.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The first day in Montreal, we walked down to the old city and old port and walked along the Lachine canal. The second day, we took a bicycle tour and ended up at the market there. There was also paddle-boats and other things to do which we didn't take advantage of. A neat area with lots of folks out having... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We rent a bicycle at "Ma Bicyclette" on the canal at Atwater. Did a couple of hours riding on the canal, all the way to the tip of the island. Easy ride, well maintained bicycles. Some people but not too many with some real cyclists as well as joggers and families

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel concierge recommended we walk down to the canal area and hire a bike. He said the area was a top highlight in the city. We were very disappointed. We had to walk through some fairly low housing areas to get to the canal, appeared quite safe, but certainly not a pleasant walk. The canal area itself has cleverly... More

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Pasadena, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

a fantastic outdoor trail runs along the canal & amidst bridges & old industrial sites reconcieved for new uses. biking & running trails, lots of green space & a historical narrative of the Lachaine canals make for a rich and invigorating experience

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For local and visitors alike, a ride, walk or row along the section of the Lachine canal in the South-West borough of Montreal is a real treat, particularly if you include a stop at Atwater market to load up on picnic supplies, or some brochettes from the Satay brothers stand at the market. This linear park along the canal, and... More

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Illinois, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Safe and beautiful bike trails along the canal. I was enjoying myself so much I ended up riding farther then I had planned. I stopped off at Atwater Market to look around a little. Next time, I will explore more. Highly recommend riding along the trails.

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Rent a bike near the science museum and have a nice day at this place. Stop by at the Atwater market for lunch.

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