Located in Old Montreal, is the Lachine Canal. The lachine canal was Montreal’s fist gateway that helped shape Montréal in its early history. Built by the British in 1825, it was used by thousands of ships before the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The Lachine canal was shut down in 1970, and it is now used by pedestrians and cyclists during the summer months as a scenic recreational venue.
Bike Paths on the Lachine Canal
There are various bike paths located near the Lachine canal making a perfect area for biking and rollerblading. You can bring your bike or rent a self-serve Bixi bike. This bike path goes all the way down to Notre-Dame Island and visit the Formula 1 race track or stop by for a picnic at Jean-Drapeau park.
There are various jet-boating and speed-boating tours on the Lachine Canal. The Lachine Canal’s turbulent rapids, known as the Lachine Rapids provide a refreshing atmosphere for aquatic activities.