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Lachine Canal.

by zushness


I'm currently in Montreal and I was told that there is a bike path by the Lachine Canal. I'm looking for a scenic route with lots of trees (in order to see the change of colors...). Is there a way to get the the Lachine Canal by public transportation? Where should I start from? Are there other areas that you would suggest?

Thanks so much!

Re: Lachine Canal.

by Pomerol

This should give you all the info you are looking for:

As for the change of colors, I am afraid you are a bit late

Re: Lachine Canal.

by GrumpyDiver

The parts of the canal I am familiar with are in the old industrial parts of Montreal there. Lots of concrete and a distinct lack of trees in any quantity.

That being said, you are about 2 weeks late for the fall colours for this part of Canada. There may be a few trees here and there that still have nice fall foliage, but by now, these are the exception, not the norm.

Re: Lachine Canal.

by taraisfluffy

The best way to reach the Lachine Canal from Atwater Market is to take the metro to Lionel Groulx and walk south like 2 blocks. It's past Notre Dame street. :)

Travel Tips for Montreal

Boat watching - Place Jacques-Cartier

by alfredop

Musicians, magicians, and acrobats entertain the summer crowds that congregate in this historic square in the heart of Vieux-Montréal. The restaurants lining the square serve escargots as well as poutine to those who sit in open-air terrasses watching the passing scene.

You can spend half or a day at this place which is the best for spotting amazing boats, Families flock to the pair of Imax theaters in the complex, where the last shows start at 7:30 p.m. Movies are shown in both French and English.

Get to know Montreal and its...

by Michael_D

Get to know Montreal and its environs. The city is on the St Lawrence Seaway on one of the swiftest parts filled with rapids(les chutes!) and there is a cool lock where I usually park on the south bank of the river to bike accross the bridge into Montreal near the old quarter. Biking through the city. Montreal is one of the most bike-able cities in North America. When I was in Grad-school I used to drive up and spend a few days just biking and soaking up the European/French-Canadian culture. Montreal, with McGill University right downtown is a great place to just wander around...the exchange rate also is quite favorable these days so its a real bargain as well.

Walk around Old Montreal and...

by KPajonas

Walk around Old Montreal and look around the art shops, galleries, and craft stores. The quaint feel of the city is remarkable. Montreal has a wonderful European feel, and you don't need to cross the Atlantic ocean to experience it. Check it out.

Public Art - Maisonneuve Monument in Place d'Armes

by yooperprof

Place d'Armes, facing the Notre Dame Basilica on one side, and the Bank of Montreal on the other, is considered to be the heart of "Vieux Montreal." In the center stands the Maisonneuve Monument, a memorial to the 17th century soldier Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612-1676) who was the founder of the city. The piece also includes figures representing other heroes (and a heroine) of Montreal's past - so this is good place to begin your study lesson of Quebec history.

The artist who created the Maisonneuve was the reliable and ubiquitous Louis-Phillipe Hebert, the Beaux-Arts master whose artist legacy is scattered across Montreal as well nearby Ottawa.


by acemj

Well, yes it's true that Montreal is French speaking, but I found that it's the most bilingual place I've ever seen. Of course, it's polite to attempt to speak a little French, but if you don't know how, you won't experience any rudeness. The people are extremely friendly.

The phones are also bilingual. Simply press the button for "English" and you'll be all set. The Canadian country code is 1, so to call the USA, you just dial "1" as if making a long-distance call in the States.


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