Poutine & Hot Dogs at Montreal Pool Room

Poutine, with 2 additional steamie hot dogs.

Above, despite the name, there are no pool tables.

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Walk along Rivière des Prairies (part 2) in Laval: Parc Gagné, Parc des Prairies, Berge Délia-Tétreault

After Ile Perry, I crossed the Rivière des Prairies to reach the town of Laval. There, I walked in Parc Gagné, Parc des Prairies and Berge Délia-Tétreault. I then crossed the river again in order to take the subway at Henri-Boussara station, near Parc Ahuntsic in Montreal.

Above, train tracks on the bridge to Laval.

Above, ducks in Parc Gagné.

Above, power transmission towers on Ile Perry.

 

Above, in Parc des Prairies.

Above, Centre Le Maillon de Laval.

Above, in Berge Délia-Tétreault.

Above, black squirrel.

Above, Pont Papineau-Leblanc.

Above, lighthouse.

Above, Pont Viau to Montreal.

Above, Parc Maurice-Richard.

Above, in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

Above, near Parc Ahuntsic.

Walk along Rivière des Prairies (part 1) in Montreal: Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers, Ile Perry

On my last day in Montreal, I went for a walk near Rivière des Prairies, on the northwestern part of the island of Montreal. There, I walked in Parc de la Merci, Parc des Bateliers and Ile Perry, a small island in the river. I then crossed the Rivière des Prairies to Laval.

Above, arriving at Parc de la Merci.

Above, bicycle path.

Above, flock of geese on Rivière des Prairies.

Above, Ile Perry.

Above, power transmission towers.

Above, in Parc des Bateliers.

Above, train tracks to Laval.

Above, on the bridge to Ile Perry

Above, concrete sculpture on Ile Perry.

Above, Rivière des Prairies.

Above, squirrel.

Above, on the way to Laval.

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.

Above, derelict silos in Jardin des Ecluses, in the southern part of the Old Port.

Above, Bassins Peel.

Above, new condo developments.

Above, path along the Canal.

Above, Mount Royal in the background.

 

Above, skyscrapers of Downtown.

Above, tower of Atwater Market, a farmer’s market.

Above, I continued a bit past that footbridge then doubled back to cross the canal.

Above, squirrel in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier, in Saint-Henri.

Above, Église Saint-Zotique.

Above, artists painting a large mural. Like the Plateau, the area has many murals and street artworks.

Above, concrete in Place Saint-Henri subway station.