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“Great place to bike”

Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine
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Montreal Food Truck Tour by Bike
Ranked #17 of 393 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Great place to bike”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We got a bike from Ma Bicyclette and biked to the end of the canal and around. Well organised cycle trails and plenty to see and do along the way

Visited August 2014
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“Great place to take a walk”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We walked from Peel Street to the Atwater Market on the canal. There is a paved walkway with informative plaques along the way. Lots of people out walking, running, riding bikes, canoeing and paddle boating. The history of the area is interesting and it is a very pleasant way to get from one place to another. At one point you cross the canal at a lock and that is very interesting.

Visited August 2014
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Heidelberg
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“Great place for running”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
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“Rent an electric boat or kayak and have a relaxing view of the canal”
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.

Visited August 2014
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North Vancouver, Canada
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“Great cycle route along an interesting historic waterway”
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.

Visited August 2014
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