Things are happening on the Lachine Canal! Its banks, trail and locks have invigorated many Montreal neighbourhoods since it opened in 1825.

Learn more about activities near the Lachine Canal and about its heritage and the Parks Canada employees who look after this national historic site.

Our team will share with you its favourite places, unpublished stories, and the efforts made to ensure the sustainability of this historic canal.

10 reasons to base your business at the Lachine Canal
View of the Lachine Canal during the summer season

The Lachine Canal National Historic Site is a unique and wonderful place that welcomes millions of visitors each year. Here are 10 reasons to establish your business at the Lachine Canal...

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Recent posts

Winter fun on the canal: ensuring safety while respecting the environment!
Winter trail at the Lachine Canal

New for the 2022 winter season: the Parks Canada team grooms a 13-km section of the Lachine Canal path for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy!

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A new electric vehicle for the Lachine team!
Parks Canada electric truck

Parks Canada has long been committed to providing tangible solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when you visit our national parks, national historic sites and marine conservation areas.

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Learn-to Paddle at Lachine Canal - Dressed for Adventure!
Canoe and paddle on the water

Parks Canada is offering a free introduction to paddling at Lachine Canal National Historic Site’s Hangar 1825 throughout summer 2021.

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An ephemeral experiential installation at Hangar 1825
Cyclist passing through a covered passage

As they approach Hangar 1825, located east of des Seigneurs Street, canal regulars and enthusiasts will notice strange sounds as they pass by on foot or by bicycle between May 27 and July 27, 2021.

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Come Visit the Newly Renovated Canals!
The new Chambly Jetty

Many major projects have been carried out and completed on Quebec’s historic canals in the past year. The year 2021 will see the remaining ongoing projects completed.

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The History of the Little Coaster Havre Aubert
Havre-Aubert, amarré au Canal-de-Lachine

Réjean Desgagnés was surprised to recognize his father's ship, the Havre Aubert, in an archival photo of a vessel moored to a wharf in the Old Port of Montréal.

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Public Art at the Hangar 1825

Urban art lovers and Lachine Canal enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that a mural has been created during the month of September 2020.

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A brief look at algae and aquatic plants
Algae and aquatic plants observed in Parks Canada’s historic canals

Algae and aquatic plants are frequently observed in Parks Canada’s historic canals in Quebec, including the Chambly and Lachine canals.

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First cyclo-pedestrian roundabout on the Island of Montréal
Cyclo-pedestrian roundabout

Since July 2020, cyclists and pedestrians have been able to use the first roundabout specially designed for cyclists and pedestrians.

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Planting of trees at the Lachine Canal
Planting of trees and shrubs at the north link site

Hundreds of trees, shrubs and plants will be planted near the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. Learn more about this riverbank vegetation.

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Inspirational women

For the International Women’s Day, on March 8th, some of Parks Canada Quebec Waterways employees answered questions about their background and accomplishments of which they are proud.

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