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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 240 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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Candiac, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We love going to the Lachine Canal for the Montreal Folk Festival! There is great music along the canal and you can camp at the festival for 1 night! It is also a great place to ride your bike or rent a SUP

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love to ride my bike along the canal - you can really travel far and there are lots of places to stop, rest and enjoy the view. In Lachine you can watch the boats going through the locks, heading east to the Old Port of Montreal and beyond. You can also walk if you choose for short distances. It... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great place to ride your bike. Lots of historic buildings and sites along the canal. The only thing is that there are not many places to have a drink or bite to eat right along the canal. it would make it so much better. There are so many small buildings and places where someone could have a summer business. Maybe... More

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the last trip of the summer on a day that threatened rain (but only came down the last 5 minutes of the trip). The narration is very interesting, you learn about the city's maritime history and the various districts along the canal, but best of all, you get to travel through three working locks...at one we got out... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We use this bike path often in the summer. Lovely on a weekday afternoon, too crowded on the weekend. Pick up a sandwich at Atwater and bike west to Rene Levesque Park. Sit at the end and watch a beautiful sunset. A favourite spot for locals for picnic suppers. Park is full of statues and beautiful trees. Near the marina.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a perfect way to see the old port and island for us. The canal, itself, is not scenic and passes through some industrial wastelands.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Take a stroll here or grab a bike or electric scooter and enjoy the outdoors. Winding paths along the canal offer great views of the city as well as the waterfront (old warehouses, new lofts, etc.) and provide ample people watching.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to walk around but it can get busy with cyclists. Some cyclists also ride fast so it can get a little dangerous on the pathway. The canal is fairly nice but it is too bad there's graffiti on some of the structures along the canal.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Start at the atwater market (grab some fruit, treats and water) and walk back to Old Montreal 1 to 2 hrs depending on how many times you stop for pics and rests. Gorgeous converted industrial buildings, well maintained walkway, comfortable benches and grassy area. Bring water as you wont find that many shops on the way. Walking isnt the only... More

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Montreal qc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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