Photo Courtesy of Cycling—Lachine Canal Multipurpose Path
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!
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