Lachine Canal National Historic Site

The Lachine Canal is an iconic jewel located in the southwest of Montreal. Its 13.5-kilometre path runs between the Old Port and Lake Saint-Louis. The navigable waterway, the green urban park lined with industrial vestiges and the various activities on its banks make this site a great place to share.

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Winter Activities

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Winter trail at the Lachine Canal

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Visiting Lachine Canal National Historic Site

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Contact Lachine Canal National Historic Site

General inquiries:

514-283-6054 or 1-888-773-8888


Lock No. 5 (Lachine): 514-595-6594

Lock No. 1 (Old-Port): 514-496-1536

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Kids disguised in fur traders

The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site

Strategically located on the fur trade route, this storage building recounts the lives of the voyageurs. Stop in at this enchanting waterfront setting in Lachine and discover the inner workings of the trade that helped shape Canada.

Victorian living room

Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site

The only Victorian-style house open to the public in the city, Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s home in Old Montreal offers an opportunity to become better acquainted with one of the Fathers of Confederation.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Opened in 1843, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal was the main entry point for the waterway between Montreal and Kingston. Take a trip through 150 years of history. Then go to the pier for a picnic and watch the lock in operation.

Chambly Canal National Historic Site

A mere 20 kilometres from Montreal, an oasis awaits cycling and outdoor enthusiasts: the Chambly Canal NationalHistoric Site. Observe the locks and bridges providing passage to boaters, and in August, admire the hot-air balloons darting between the clouds. It's magical.

Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site

Stroll through Darvard Island and enjoy recognizing many species of trees and birds. Have a family picnic while watching the lockage of pleasure craft. Children will be fascinated by the fish ladder, a structure unlike anything else in the world. 

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