Lachine Canal bike path in line for $6 million renovations by next summer

Aug 7 2018, 7:50 pm

Montreal’s renowned Lachine Canal bike path and walkway, a gathering point for locals and tourists alike, is about to get a $6 million makeover.

The Parks Canada – Lachine Canal National Historic Site website confirmed that the path will no longer stop at Avenue Atwater and will be extended by one kilometre eastbound.

In addition to the extended path, a building with washrooms and a rest area will also be built. The building and rest stop will be located on Rue des Seigneurs and Canal Street, offering comfortable greenery and a gorgeous view of the canal.

The canal bike path currently spans 14.5-km-long and links the Lachine borough to the Old Port of Montreal. The Lachine Canal National Historic Site claims that the pathway is visited by more than one million bikers and pedestrians every summer.

The new additions are slated to be ready by June 2019.

The one-kilometre stretch investment is part of Parks Canada’s $3 billion five-year project to upgrade facilities and structures on historical Canadian sites across the country.

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