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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Nature and Outdoors

Family Picnic
A Family Picnic
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Picnic Areas

Make the most of your visit! Rest areas and picnic tables are provided along the canal.

Parkings, public phones, restrooms and drinking fountains are also available on the spot.

Fires and barbecues are prohibited.

A Pause on the Shore
A Pause on the Bank
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The Footpath

A trail reserved exclusively for walkers extends the entire length of the canal.

This footpath covered with rock dust and entirely flat, is easily accessible for mobility impaired people.

Monumental Sculptures
Monumental Sculptures
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Great Parks Near the Canal

René-Lévesque Park

An exceptional site jutting out between Lake Saint-Louis and the canal entrance. Attractions include pedestrian and bicycle paths, an outdoor garden with 43 monumental sculptures and an arboretum.

A willow grove on a small island near the Lachine Rapids
Des Rapides Park in LaSalle
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Des Rapides Park in LaSalle

Approach the Lachine Rapids and discover their history in a spectacular site recognized as a migratory bird sanctuary.

Protection of the Environment

Environmental Management Policy

Plantation of Trees
Plantation of Trees
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To fulfill its mandate, Parks Canada commits to manage its operations in a way that maintains the ecological and commemorative integrity of Canada's national parks. In so doing it makes a major contribution to the federal government's sustainable development strategy.

Further information

If you witness a situation of concern that goes against our policy, please contact us.

Partner in Environment

Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest logo

Pro-Vert Sud-Ouest is a nonprofit organization that promotes quality of life through beautification, cleanliness and recycling initiatives. This Lachine Canal partner is proud to organize cleaning and gardening activities with its volunteers.

Team Building Services

Take advantage of the Lachine Canal’s outstanding setting for team building activities! Take advantage of the Lachine Canal’s outstanding setting for team building activities!
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May to October

Employers can take advantage of the good weather and the Lachine Canal’s outstanding setting for team building activities!

To promote learning and co-operation among employees, organizations can choose from a number of programs built around fun and appealing outdoor activities such as the extremely popular BBQ Challenge and dragon-boat races.

Check out the following links to plan your next team activity:

Pilot Project: Cross-Country Skiing and Winter Trail

As of January 2016, depending on the weather
A walker and his dog in front of the Peel Basin and downtown Montréal in winter Enjoy a winter trail of 8 km at Lachine Canal
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Winter Trail
An 8-km winter trail extending from the Gauron and Lafleur bridges to the Atwater Market enables young and old to enjoy winter's pleasures in the enchanting setting of the Lachine Canal.

Cross-Country Skiing
A groomed 6-km path is available for cross-country skiing enthusiasts so that they can indulge in their favourite sport in an urban setting. The cross-country ski path also starts at the Gauron and Lafleur bridges and ends at the centre Gadbois.