Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Cycling on one of the world’s most beautiful routes!
Discover a mosaic of landscapes that reveal Montréal’s unique and dynamic character
© Parks Canada
From mid-April to mid-November
Ranked among the world’s most beautiful urban routes by Time magazine in 2009, the Lachine Canal offers a flat path away from the city’s automobile traffic.
Punctuated by green spaces, skyscrapers and centuries-old buildings, this spectacular trail will appeal to both real and would-be athletes on two wheels. Experienced cyclists can travel from one end of the canal to the other - from the Old Port to Lachine - in about 60 minutes.
But why hurry? Along the way at the Atwater Market a profusion of fresh food and produce will delight foodies. For a taste of the exotic, stop at Lunches du Canal - food trucks parked along the navigable waterway offering creative cuisine with typically multi-cultural Montreal flavours.
Travelling along the Lachine Canal path is riding through a mosaic of landscapes that reveal Montréal’s unique and dynamic character.