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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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  • A very nice place to take a break from the bustle of downtown. A place steeped in history where economic activity reigned supreme in the 19th century. Nearby, the Atwater market and plenty of shops and nice restaurants. A great activity to do as a couple or as a family. On foot, bicycle and even by boat!
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  • While I'm sure this is an excellent asset for residents of Montréal, I'm not sure I would recommend going out of your way to visit. We rented a couple Bixi bikes and it was all interesting but the vie...  more »
  • The Lachine canal has a very interesting history, from the seventeenth century, the French colony's Government is planning a canal between Lachine and Ville-Marie in the Saint-Pierre River Valley, in order to bypass the falls of water. it of eventually becomes an economic attraction very busy, several factory we seen place on the banks of the canal which makes this place a very interesting, now open place has recreational boating has also a bicycle and pedestrian trail and places where you can eat,(microbrasserie, crèmerie, marché publique, activités,etc...) _) place a visit, a must!
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