Bike Rides about Town:
Along the Lachine Canal
May Ride Along River & Canal in 2000


Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2002

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Ride Along the River Route and Back Along Lachine Canal

May 22, 2000

[Many items have been suppressed in this Lite Version]


Monday, May 22, 2000: Victoria Day Ride

I rode down to the Canal at the Ville St. Pierre approach, and then followed the Canal to its end at Lachine. I took a detour to check out the new canal locks at Lachine (but no photos).

From there I rode down along the river' edge along the Riverfront Bike Trail, returning to the Lachine Canal at Atwater. Along the way, I saw the new part of park at the Lachine Rapids, the north part of island. I saw the new belvedere at Verdun, by the old stone house: A great lookout on the River. I rode by the new condo developments going up where the old Verdun Stadium used to be.

Once back at the Lachine Bike Path, at Atwater, I rode east a short bit, to see the new work on the Charlevoix bridge, where a bike path underpass was in the works. I saw billboards announcing the full development plan for the canal.

I spent some time at Atwater exploring the abutments for an old bridge abutment the must pre-dated the tunnel. All the times I had passed by there, I had never noticed them. The new apartments were going up just west of the Atwater Market.

I rode by the new locks under construction at Cote St. Paul, still unfinished. I took a photo of the old Cote St. Paul Bridge, which I had heard was soon to be replaced.

I then rode back along the Canal through Lasalle, to my starting point in Ville St. Pierre, in order to complete my photo record of the Canal by filling in this last gap.

Atwater

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Atwater: Looking west along tracks on north bank
Note apartments under construction in background
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Atwater: Old Bridge Abutments
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Atwater: Footbridge Looking South
Note outline of old bridge
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Charlevoix Bridge: Construction of new underpass for Bike Path
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Atwater Market: From south bank
Note outline of old bridge
 

Cote St. Paul

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Cote St. Paul Locks: New Spillway
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
West from Cote St. Paul along North Bank
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
The Bridge at Cote St. Paul
 

Lasalle/Ville St. Pierre

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Canal South Bank in Lasalle: Looking East
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Canal South Bank in Lasalle: Looking West
Towards Coke Tower in distance
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
At the Notre Dame 'Halte'
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Canal South Bank at Notre Dame 'Halte': Looking West
New Trinitaires Bridge in distance
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Canal South Bank in Ville St. Pierre: Looking West
Near Gauron Bridge
 

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(Taken on May 22 - 2002 River/Canal Ride)
Approaching Gauron Bridge
 

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Prepared by Roger Kenner
December 2002; Lite Version: January, 2004