Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, Montreal

(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Montreal itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Montreal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Montreal by other users

6 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Quebec, Ottawa & Kingston BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Canada & Cleveland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Montreal BY A USER FROM CANADA February, teens, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Montreal, New York City & Toronto BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Le canal de Lachine a une histoire très intéressante, Dès le xviie siècle, le gouvernement de la colonie française planifie un canal, entre Ville-Marie et Lachine, dans la vallée de la rivière Saint-P...  more »
  • Unusual place with its architecture. Great and interestingly built building which took place raznichnye activities. Starina.
    View original