Bike Rides about Town:
Along the Lachine Canal
Early Spring Ride in 1999


Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2002

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Early Spring Ride Along the Lachine Canal

April 25, 1999

[Many items have been suppressed in this Lite Version]


Sunday, April 25, 1999: 13:15-18:15

I set out on this sunny but cool early Spring, with my camera, to document my traditional routes along the Lachine Canal and along the River. (In these photos, only the Canal portions are shown.) I had heard that work was about to be done to ready the Canal for boat traffic by 2002.

I rode to the Canal access point at the Gauron Bridge in Ville St. Pierre, and then headed west along the Canal to its end at Lachine. There was a strong headwind. I then rode downriver, along the River Path.

Regaining the Lachine Canal at the Atwater Market, I headed first eastward, to the end of the Canal at the Harbour. From Des Seigneurs onward, I chose the south bank path. I did not go into Old Port, but sighted it from under the Expressway Bridge. I returned to the Des Seigneurs Locks along the north bank path.>/p>

From Des Seigneurs, I returned westward. I made a short detour at Atwater Market to get a shot of the Market itself under better light. Then I continued westward. I was disappointed to find that I was too late to catch pre-construction images of the Cote St. Paul locks. I continued westward as far as the Cote St. Paul Bridge.

I completed the ride by heading up through St. Henri to St. Jacques, and climbing up the hill to DeMaisonneuve.

Ville St. Pierre to Lachine

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Looking East along Path in LasalleApproaching Lachine End of Canal
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Lachine End of Canal
 

Atwater to Harbour

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Atwater Market
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Looking West along Canal from Atwater Footbridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Looking East along Canal from Atwater Footbridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
East along Trail from Atwater
Charlevoix Bridge in background
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Looking East from east side of Charlevoix Bridge
Des Seigneurs Bridge in background
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
East along Trail towards Des Seigneurs Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Crossing the Des Seigneurs Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Under the Tunnel at the Des Seigneurs Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Back across the footbridge at Des Seigneurs Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Control Gates at Des Seigneurs Locks
Note beginning of construction
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Spillway at Des Seigneurs Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
East down Canal from Des Seigneurs Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
East from Des Seigneurs along South Bank of Canal
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Approaching new Wellington Bridge along South Bank
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Under Railway along South Bank
 

Harbour's End

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Footbridge approaching end along South Bank
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
End of Trail at Harbour
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Lachine Canal Control Gates at Mill Street
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Looping under Expressway towards Old Port
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
North Bank of Canal at Harbour End
 

Harbour's to Atwater

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Under Wellington Bridge on North Bank
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
View West along North Bank
Des Seigneurs Locks in distance
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Redpath Sugar Complex
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Footbridge over Inlet at Pointe Des Seigneurs
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
View of Inlet at Pointe des Seigneurs
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
North Bank approach to Des Seigneurs Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
View to footbridge on South Bank
From Des Seigneurs Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Canal View West from Des Seigneurs Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Atwater Market
From north side
 

Atwater to Cote St. Paul

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Trail looking West approaching Railway
West of Atwater
New Underpass
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Original Railway Underpass
Now closed off
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
West from Railway Bridge through Cote St. Paul
New footbridge visibile in distance
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Cote St. Paul looking West towards Locks & Turcotte
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Cote St. Paul looking East towards Atwater
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Crane Industries Building in Cote St. Paul
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Cote St. Paul looking West towards Locks & Turcotte
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Locks at Cote St. Paul
Construction already underway
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Over the St. Remi Tunnel
 

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(Taken on subsequent 1999 Ride)
St. Remi Tunnel
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Construction at Cote St. Paul Locks
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Trail approaching Turcotte on South Bank
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
West along Canal from Cote St. Paul Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
East along Canal from Cote St. Paul Bridge
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Trail heads West along North Bank
From Cote St. Paul 'Halte'
 

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(Taken on April 25 - 1999 Canal Ride)
Old Access Ramp to Cote St. Paul Locks
Closed for Construction
 

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