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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  • This is a fantastic place for a long walk, run, or bike ride. Apply sunscreen and enjoy the beautiful city scenery along the canal. Rent a bike and take the day to ride along both sides of the canal a...  more »
  • Leaving the Atwater market, this destination is very recommended! The edges of banks are very nice, whether for grass or the more energetic hikers (there is even a bike rental point). A nice way to take the air in the West-Island-of-Montreal.
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  • Once a vital link in transportation for the continent the canal is now a recreational green space in the heart of Montreal. It stretches from Old Montreal to Lachine to the west providing lots of kilo...  more »