The Lachine Canal – A National Historic Site to Experience


The Lachine Canal National Historic Site is a great place to visit in Montreal’s southwest borough when you’re looking to get away from the busy city.

There are lots of things to do at the Lachine Canal. To get in the water, go kayaking or use an electric boat to explore the canal.

If you’re looking to enjoy your beautiful surroundings, you can walk, bike, or run along the Lachine Canal bike path.

When you’ve had enough time on the canal, enjoy a picnic in the park with friends and family.

The National Historic Site is located close to the Atwater Market and downtown, so there are plenty of things to see and shops, bars, and restaurants to enjoy.

The Lachine Canal is a National Historic Site because of its industrial legacy. The canal was the entry point for a major canal network which linked the Atlantic Ocean to the core of North America.

You can feel its historical significance as you admire the red-brick factories.

The site has things for everyone to enjoy. Exploring the 14.5-kilometer Montreal bike paths between the Old Port and Lac Saint-Louis is fun, or you can simply take in the park’s fresh air. With a schedule of different activities, you’ll be able to make a full day of exploring the waterway and shorelines with industrial remains.

The National Historic Site at Lachine Canal opens every day from sunrise until 11 PM. You can walk, run, and bike the beautiful path from April 15 to November 15.