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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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beautiful place !

beautiful place to go for a walk, walk your dog, rollerblade, bike ride, pic nic, very nice market also near the canal. one of the best spot in this area of town. either in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

beautiful place to go for a walk, walk your dog, rollerblade, bike ride, pic nic, very nice market also near the canal. one of the best spot in this area of town. either in st-henri or Lachine itself its so nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went to the market by the Lachine canal and got snacks and just sat by the canal for a little while. It was a really nice break from the go go go pace that we had been keeping for most of the trip. We saw a bicycle rental shop and rented some bikes and took a little tour around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of the highlights of Montreal. Rent a bike and do the loop from Atwater market to parc René Levesque (along the canal) then back along the river to eventually return to the Atwater market. Do not miss stopping by the rapids and walking in to see them close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great location for a pic nic or even a barbeque if the weather allows it and sure for a walk on foot or with your bicycle!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stock up on apples and take your BIXI along the Canal all the way to Lachine..ride bike along Lac St Louis, stop in Baie d'urfe , eat there, head back..=program for the fit-full day ..if not ride along it..visit the nice houses around the Parc georges Etienne Cartier in St Henri , St Henri , along rue Notre dame has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a GREAT venue that stretches for miles. You can bike, walk, jog, roller blade, ski, picnic, all along the paths on both sides; maybe one day they'll wake up and plow it in winter so you could skate as well.... (Like the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, which we used to yearn for them to do when we were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Anywhere near water is usually calming. Chill vibe, but not necessarily beautiful scenery. The most worthwhile place for me is near the Marche Atwater. At least you can enjoy coffees, ice-cream and other delicacies near the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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.