The canal just get better and better. We live about 3 miles from Marche Attwater. Lucky for us we can walk or bike the canal pathways directly to the Marche.
The north side is now open after 2 years of new condo development work. Thank god.
The canal takes you from the Old Port (Vieux Port) to Park Rene Levesque. About 5 miles.
The great part is that both sides, for the most part, have a path, thus the traffic level is low.
You don't have to worry about car traffic and it is beautiful.
It is not uncommon to see people reading, rowing, biking, playing with their dogs, jogging, etc.
Again, not crowded, but safe and fun.
this is one of the cool adventures we take new guests to when they come with us to Montreal. It is not something they'd find on their own.
It starts in the old port. If you want to rent a bike, there are 2 shops on the road near the port (Rue De La Commune) one each side of St. Laurent. eg. find St. Laurent - go to the bottom and walk 100 feet either East or West.
Once you ride the 5 miles to the Parc, relax and look West at the wide St. Lawrence river. We always have an ice cream.
For the ride back you can retrace your steps along the other side of the canal, or take the bike path along the southern side of the island of Montreal.
We generally take the later as there are many parks, more ice cream stands, a wide bike path, and fantastic views.
Along the way there usually are surfers riding the curls in the river.
If you follow the signs, it will take you right back to Marche Attwater.
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