Safety and regulations
The cyclist and pedestrian paths along the Lachine Canal are very safe. They are completely separated from car traffic, cross only one street along their entire length, and are lighted at night. Signs and maps make it easy for visitors to find their way. Nevertheless, courtesy and caution are the keys to a successful outing.
The paved path is shared by cyclists, in-line skaters, and walkers. The maximum speed limit is 20 km/h.
Power-assisted bicycles or electric bicycles equipped with a running board, an open frame or a flat floor, commonly referred to as electric scooter, are prohibited on the path.
Domestic animals are welcome as long as they are: kept on a leash, don't disturb other users, and that any trace of their passing are promptly erased. Consult the Domestic Animals section of the Historic Canals Regulations (SOR/93-220).
Please note that Lachine Borough regulations concerning dogs apply on the Promenade Père-Marquette and Monk Island.
For security reasons, ice-skating is forbidden on the Lachine.