Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, Montreal

4.5
#2 of 6 in Nature in Montreal
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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  • Along the quiet canal we hiked from the west towards Downtown, but also shared the paths with cyclists and joggers. A few motorboats, paddlers and swan boat erupts on the water. There are plenty of seats to watch and relax. At the end you have a beautiful view of the harbour area at the basin along the Rue de la Commune.
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  • Very long channel where you can train for the marathon because more than 40km round trip but you do not have to go to the end C is a beautiful line so you always find your way To walk or running it is a must
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