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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  • August 9, 2017
    We rented bikes and cycled along the Lachine Canal, which was the best part of our Montreal stay. Really recommend it in summer! We rented our bikes from Fitz & Follwell close to Mont Royal and cycled...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Nice ride by bicycle taking a bixi runway is reported, just follow to the right at the old port by looking at the st Lawrence. For the moment due to work it is not possible to drive on the 14 km. All along the way or find. Bars or places to l shadow to rest. What s handle sportily!
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  • July 31, 2017
    We rented bikes from Velo Montreal and rode from our lodging on some of the many and well mapped bike trails in the city. Starting near the old city, we enjoyed a satisfying ride along the canal to th...  more »

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