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. 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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  • Rent a bicycle and use the bike path from want to Port to Lachine. You can even loop through LaSalle and Verdun. Take your time there is a lot to discover. Request the map of bicycle paths.
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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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