"Lachine Canal" Site Historique du Canal Lachine - Lachine Canal Tip by BEETLE_VERTE

 
 

It stretches 4.5km from downtown Montreal though lake Saint-Louis to Lachine. It used to be a shipping route that closed in 1970 with the construction of the Saint-Lawrence Seaway. And on the canal banks, there is this great pedestrian and cycling route where countless details evoke the past. The locks and walls of the canalized waterway, the 19th century factories and the downtown skyscrapers will fill your day. It starts at the Old Port and finished at the Lachine rapids (or the other way around!). The paved path shared by cyclists and in-line skaters is completely seperated from car traffic and it is lighted at night and well maintain. Make a round trip in the Lachine canal path (23km) or take the Grand Tour. This circuit goes along the Canal path and follows the Des Berges path along the St-Lawrence river, both of which are linked by the Atwater and Argenson streets cycling link (25km). Once at Lachine, take the path criss-crossing the green spaces along the shores of Lake St-Louis. To the east, near bonnaventure autoroute, the path connects up with the Old Port path which is linked to the wider Montreal network that crosses the east and north of the island. Make a detour by the Cite-du-Havre bicycle link and head for the Parc des Iles. This bicycle leads to the Seaway and south shore network.

Address: Stretching from Old Port of Montreal (East) to Lake St. Louis (West)
Directions: Subway: square Victoria, lionel Groulx or Charlevoix, the latter station is only 100m from the site. Tou can take your bicycle on the subway from 10h to 15h et after 19h during the week and all day du
Phone: +1 514-283-6054
Website: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/canallachine/index.aspx

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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