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.
Learn-to Adventure Activities
Free initiation to outdoor activities on the banks of the canal. Discover them!
Discover the history of the Peel Basin!
Learn more about the evolution of Peel Basin over the years.
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Visiting Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
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Plan your visit
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Lockage and navigation
Navigate on the Lachine Canal and cross its 5 locks. Consult the maps, suggested routes and rates when planning your visit.
About Lachine Canal National Historic Site
Culture and history
Discover the history and cultural impact that the Lachine Canal has had on Montreal, Quebec and Canada.
Nature and science
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Stewardship and management
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Contact Lachine Canal National Historic Site
514-283-6054 or 1-888-773-8888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lock No. 5 (Lachine): 514-595-6594
Lock No. 1 (Old-Port): 514-496-1536
VHF-Canal 68 during hours of operation
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More places to discover with Parks Canada
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.
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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