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Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine

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Address: 105 Rue McGill | 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 6054
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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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Great bike ride!

Many earlier reviews accurately discussed how wonderful The Lachine Canal is for a bike ride or a walk. I would add that if you stop at the tourist information center and pick up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many earlier reviews accurately discussed how wonderful The Lachine Canal is for a bike ride or a walk. I would add that if you stop at the tourist information center and pick up the excellent red Montreal map, you can see all the bike friendly streets color coded. These marked streets often have a separate bike lane and are often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk along the canal is a wonderful way to spend some time. As earlier reviews stated, there are some bikes along here that appear to be training for the Tour de France, but a little watchfulness solves that problem. We did not encounter any rude cyclists - just speedy. The Atwater Market is very close to the Canal and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically it is the history of commerce in Montreal and now a pleasant area to visit through neighbourhoods that are constantly evolving and thriving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest bike trails in the country and its well worth a venture if you're on bike or foot. The bike winds along the Lachine canal, taking you along the path that runs past some of Montreal's current and past industries (like the 5 roses flour company), some canal locks, and the Atwater market...starting at the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends, if you are a true lover of cycling Montreal is the place to be. All of our city is bicycle friendly. If you are a lover of good food, well the ATWATER MARKET will surely be a place to discover as it has our farmers to thank for

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was once the place where all the Mills existed. Flour Mills, Sugar Mills, Textile Mills ...St Henri it was called then..St Henri is were the famous hockey legend Maurice Richard is from. Later on, they build telephones here and other manufacturing. Two Rehabs of Interest are the Redpath Building , now condos and the Nortel(Nordelec) Building, a mixed use... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Alongside water, Canal Lachine used to be an industrial area changed in condos and some luxury apartments. The trail is well maintained and a few miles! You can roller blade or run or walk.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Rented a bixi bike and took it through the canal. The canal is beautiful--a parks of Parks Canada. Highly, highly recommended.

Thank Sarah M
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Canal Lachine was very important for the economic devellopment of Montréal. It was the first man made nautical route to get access to inland Canada in the early 19th century. Today, canal Lachine was devellop into different activities going from cycling paths, pleasure boat crusing, pic-nic areas,sporting areas and so on... From old Montréal you have an access to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Lachine Canal, is an area that you can walk, bike, boat and rollerblade , along the water St Lawrence river, or you can drive and park to walk around the sculpture park , after have a nice leisurely afternoon lunch, or early supper. Avoid going when everyone else does after 6 , as it will be busy , some... More 


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