Walk along Canal de Lachine

The Canal de Lachine is a canal passing through the southwestern part of the Island of Montreal, running 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis. The canal was built to bypass the treacherous Lachine Rapids on the Saint-Lawrence river upstream of Montreal. After completion of the canal in 1825, its banks became a major industrial area of the city. However, the canal closed to shipping traffic in 1970, a few years after the opening of the Saint-Lawrence Seaway (in 1959), which bypasses the rapids starting in Longueuil, on the other side of the river.

The canal is lined with a nice path, suitable for walking and biking, all the way from the Old Port to Lake Saint-Louis. I followed that path on foot until the Saint-Henri neighbourhood, where I took the subway back to Downtown.

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Walk along Canal Saint-Denis: From La Villette to Stade de France

Starting at la Villette in Paris, the Canal Saint-Denis connects the Canal de l’Ourcq to the Seine, crossing the towns of Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis on the way.

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Walk along Canal Saint-Martin, Bassin de la Villette & Canal de l’Ourcq

The Canal de l’Ourcq, the Bassin de La Villette and the Canal Saint-Martin link the River Ourcq with the Seine (at the Port de l’Arsenal, near Bastille).

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Walk in Amsterdam Zuid: Beatrixpark, Zuidas Business District, Vondelpark

Starting in De Pijp, I went on a walk, first to Beatrixpark then went on to the Zuidas Business District. On the way back, I walked through Vondelpark and Museumplein.

Above, in Beatrixpark.

Above, at the World Trade Center, in the Zuidas Business District.

Above, Amsterdam Zuid train station.

Above, Fortuna, by artist Leonard van Munster.

Above, on the way to Vondelpark.

Above, Amsterdams Lyceum.

Above, in Vondelpark.

Above, “I amsterdam” sign in front of the Rijksmuseum.

Above, back in De Pijp.