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Lachine Canal

Located in Montreal, the Lachine Canal (Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada) runs 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port to Lake Saint-Louis.

The Lachine Canal is much more than just a route bypassing the rapids of the same name. The Lachine Canal’s history stretches over more than 150 years and takes several directions. It comes within the scope of the interdependence between shipping, industrialization and urbanization, which marked Montréal’s development.

The canal was the port of entry for a canal network that linked the Atlantic to the heart of the continent. The canal’s location near the port and the development of its hydraulic power potential in addition to the availability of inexpensive labour, sufficient capital and the closeness of markets favoured the establishment of highly diversified businesses along its banks.

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