Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, Montreal

4.5
#2 of 6 in Nature in Montreal
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Appreciate an impressive work of engineering at Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, an old canal now providing space for leisure and recreational activities. First used in 1821, the canal was designed to act as a gateway between the Atlantic and the heart of North America. Falling into obsolescence in the second half of the 20th century due to the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the canal was reopened in 2002 for pleasure boating, freeing up the areas either side for recreation and cultural activities. Learn about the history of the impressive creation at the onsite visitor center. See Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine and all Montreal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montreal travel route planner.
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  • A wonderful place to run, cycle, walk or even picnic. Water levels rise in the summer to allow for boating and kayaking/canoeing. Can be quite busy summer weekends. See my pictures from different...  more »
  • The Lachine Canal runs 14.5 km from the Old Port until Lake St. Louis in the west. The city has made it nicer and more accessible for bikers. The bike path runs from the Old Port all the way...  more »

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