Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, Montreal

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Montreal attractions like Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We didn't have a bike, but we started by the old port and walked all the way to the end of the canal, with a fun stop at Atwater Market. It was a fun day. Try to get there in time to see some the muse...  more »
  • What propelled Montreal as a place to open up a business is now a great spot to walk, run, bike, or boat.  more »
  • Nice little shops with good local food and many many options for coffee, drinks and dinner/lunch. Bike path is awesome but need to be careful with traffic during peak hours  more »