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“Great place for running”

Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine
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Downtown and Old Montreal South City Bike Tour
Ranked #28 of 432 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: No longer used as a means of transportation, this canal now serves as a recreation area with hiking and biking trails.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I did my sunday Long run there and it was absolutely great. The view is nice and lots of People there. It can be a bit crowded with all the runners and cyclists, but I would strongly recommend it for every runner.

Thank nzlover71
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

H2O Adventures offers kayak, peddle-boat or eco-friendly electric boat rentals
that enable visitors to admire the city from the historic Lachine Canal. It's really Zen and shows you what the early voyageurs routes must have been!
Very nice and safe for all.

1  Thank KathyManchur
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This canal was constructed in the 1800s to allow ships to sail from the Atlantic to the great lakes. The surrounding area was once the industrial heartland of Montreal. When the canal was replaced by the St. Lawrence seaway in the 1950s, the factories were closed. Some have been repurposed as gentrified apartments; some are still slowly decaying.
I found this mix of history, decay and redevelopment to be very interesting - beautiful and ugly. We went for a long bike ride along the canal and went for a walk on a second day. I would not recommend the path for a long walk - it is too narrow to safely accomodate cyclists and pedestrians. However, I highly recommend a bike trip. In addition to the interesting vistas (and historic markers), there are numerous spots to stop for refreshment. The Atwater market is a highlight. I also recommend the St. Ambroise brewery - it has a nice terrace where one can sample beer (or cider) and enjoy some basic pub snacks.
The canal cycle path links to numerous other cycle routes (including ferries leaving from the old Port). There are kayak and small boat rentals near the Atwater market.

2  Thank NorthVanDMo
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Nice smooth and satisfying bike ride to Lachine from Montreal. Places to stop at both ends. I rented a bike across the canal at Ma Bicyclette (sp?), from the Atwater Market, which is worth visiting for foodies and wannabe foodies.

There is also a scuplture garden at the end of the Lachine section of the bike path.

Thank BEIreland
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stopped at a café along the water here, which seems like a popular thing to do, and it was very nice. Very laid back and not built up at all. A fair distance from the downtown though.

Thank earthhomes
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