Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada
The Old Port Locks Sector
Between sky, land and sea© Parks Canada / Jacques Beardsell / VPM.000.D.0022
Locks No. 1 and No. 2, magnificently restored in 1992 by the Old Port of Montréal Corporation, mark the canal's upstream entrance. In the surrounding area, the buildings in Old Montréal and the majestic grain silo reflect the main function of the city and of the first canal, namely to act as a transhipping point between the maritime world and the interior of the continent.