Lachine is by far the most dramatically changed borough in Montreal. Due to its recent transformation, it has become a magnet not only for people looking for a tranquil setting, but also for avid cyclists who enjoy their sport along the Lachine Canal, which runs all the way to the Atwater market and across the Old Port.
Also accessible by bike, the Lachine public market is the place to go for local produce and other fresh food products available all year long.
Located in the southeast part of Montreal, Lachine is a stone’s throw from downtown and close to the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
History buffs will enjoy the Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada, which traces the history of this important Montreal waterway.
Culture is not lacking in Lachine. In fact, art and history can both be found in the Musée de Lachine, housed in a building dating to the XVII century, not to mention the sculpture gardens of the Musée plein air de Lachine. The borough also has entertainment venues that are regularly booked with artists on tour.
How to get there
Lachine is served by several bus routes (Société de transport de Montréal).