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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
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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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Gorgeous canal side park for strolling

Visited museum of fur traders & strolled along the beautiful canal. Then walked up 15th Street to have lunch at Cafe au Ciel.

Reviewed July 8, 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited museum of fur traders & strolled along the beautiful canal. Then walked up 15th Street to have lunch at Cafe au Ciel.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Lachine Canal is a nice park along the waterway. It has a long bike path in good conditions, where most of the path is flat. It's really nice biking with beauty landscapes. In the summer, I mean! You can see a lot of places to picnic as well. In the waterway, there were many people practicing canoeing and kayaking... More 

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

I rented a box with my husband and made a half day of it. We rode along the canal to Atwater market from Old Montreal. There is the St-Ambroise bar/ eatery along the way. We had a good time. The water was peaceful when we went. It's not spectacular or quaint but it is nice to have amid the urban... More 

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Stokesdale, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice place to visit and watch the boats go through the locks. Great place to take a picnic and a blanket. Good food trucks there too!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

first of all, Lachine Canal has nothing to do with Montreal's Chinatown, where it is mapped for some reason, neither with provided address. The Atwater market on the picture is located close to Lionel-Groux metro station and it is where you can see the bike path, going along channel both directions and where you can rent a bike and a... More 

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

We rented bikes but you don't have to. This is a nice picnic, walking, biking area. It's cool to see how the locks work. I highly recommend checking out this area!

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Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice place to be outside: they have a cycling lane and a walking lane. Many benches, tables and green spaces to sit down and relax. They have a dog park along the canal. There are possibilities to rent canoes, pedalos and kayak however I have never done it. You can walk to the Marche Atwater and find frest fruits, water,... More 

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Reviewed July 5, 2015

At points the views are nice, have a picnic or have a bike ride, we biked along the canal. Some parts can be seen from bridges.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 3, 2015

An awesome montreal sight. The canal runs from the old city all the way past the town of lachine. Beautifully maintained paths, perfect for walking, biking and running. There are water sports equipment available for rent as well as bicycles. Many food options near the Atwater market.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

It's great to have the option to walk, cycle, paddle or sit to read or eat a picnic in this area. The restored locks, the Atwater Market, the nearby shops and restaurants on Notre-Dame, are some of the attractions. It's clean and attracts musicians, photographers and the occasional gourmet fast food van. You can rent bicycles, kayaks or paddleboats, buy... More 

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