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Cycling—Lachine Canal Multipurpose Path

Ranked among the most beautiful urban circuits in the world, cycle, hike or stroll the Lachine Canal.

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If you only have time for one ride in Montreal, you’ll want to cycle along the Lachine Canal. The creation of a park and bike path along the canal in the late 1970s marked the beginning of when Montreal started to transform itself into a world class bicycle-friendly city!

The canal runs in an east-west direction from Montreal’s Old Port to Lac Saint-Louis. Completed in 1825, the Canal was built to allow ships to bypass the Lachine Rapids, and was the life blood of Montreal’s economy for many years. Today it is a multi-use path and park area with an excellent paved surface, no hills, and, with the exception of a few short sections, a large width.

The path is maintained from April 15 to November 15 and the park is open year round from dawn to 11:00 P.M.

Take Amtrak to Lachine Canal Multipurpose Path

Experience Lachine Canal via Amtrak to Montréal Station in Montréal—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Montréal Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Montréal office today at: 450-670-6700.