Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, Montreal

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Montreal
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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  • Never overcrowded. A gentle place to pause and reflect. Nice little restos to choose and enjoy. Not overpriced. Just sip a glass of wine...and dine.  more »
  • Many factories in ruin to which I do not see the charm. In other neighbourhoods, it is very pretty and nice to be walk by bike because it's big.
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  • You can easily make 40-50 km on bike by canal. This is, together with paths on south shore, by far the best biking place i Montreal. Al by the water, no other traffic, dedictaed bike paths.  more »

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