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Lachine Canal National Historic Site


Pleasure boaters sail near the CN Bridge of the Port

The Lachine Canal, a scenic 14.5 kilometre-long urban park, welcomes more than a million visitors on foot, by bicycle or aboard boats every year. Whether it's to admire the spectacular and diverse views of Montréal, to relax in a pastoral setting, or to indulge in sports activities, you'll experience a moment of pure escape in this tranquil natural setting.

Featured Activities

Cross-country skis in motion on a ski groomed trail

Pilot Project – Winter Activities - New!
Starting in January 2017, the City of Montreal, in association with the Sud-Ouest borough and Parks Canada, is launching the second year of a pilot project of winter activities on the Lachine Canal. Come and enjoy the 6-km cross-country ski path and the 8-km winter trail. Fun times and rosy cheeks guaranteed!

Two kayakers are paddling on the Lachine Canal during the summer

Lovers of kayaking, pedal boats and small craft - go play in the water!
Watersport lovers can paddle the calm waters of the Lachine Canal while exploring part of Montréal's history. Come spend a Zen moment among the richness of the canal’s contemporary and historical landscapes.

The Petit Navire captain

Sail on board the Petit Navire and enjoy a taste of romance and history
A green solution for navigating the Lachine Canal, the Petit Navire is a fabulous way to explore Montréal. Be carried away by the calm canal waters, discovering a route dotted with historic buildings and enchanting landscapes.

Selfie sessions on a red chair

We've saved you a seat!
Since the summer of 2015, Parks Canada has installed a series of red Adirondack chairs at the Lachine Canal so that visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Montréal and the rich historical heritage of this exceptional site. What are you waiting for to discover them?

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