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Our team will share with you its favourite places, unpublished stories, and the efforts made to ensure the sustainability of this historic canal.


Public Art at the Hangar 1825

Urban art lovers and Lachine Canal enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that a mural is being created on the National Historic Site.

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Recent posts

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

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

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Take a ride on the first cyclo-pedestrian roundabout on the Island of Montréal

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

Trees, shrubs and plants

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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