Live large waterside in the Quartier du Canal
The Quartiers du Canal district, primarily located along the historic Lachine Canal, is fast becoming a hub for food, drink and outdoor fun. The once industrial urban neighbourhood in Montréal's southwest area has transformed into one of the city's trendiest neighbourhoods, at once youth-oriented and family-friendly, a place for late-night dinner and drinks as much as it is for sun-dappled afternoon bike rides along the canal.
The Canal’s back in a big way
Brick smokestacks and revamped warehouses recall the city’s industrial past in the canal district, which is fast becoming a hub for food, drink and outdoor fun. Walk, jog and bike along the sides of the Lachine Canal or kayak, canoe and electric boat on the waters of the canal itself – there are many ways for the motion-oriented to enjoy this area. Sample the creative cuisine at one of Notre-Dame Street’s plethora of super-hip upstart eateries, and find something utterly unique at one of the many artisanal food shops, antique stores, galleries and designer boutiques. Stroll through the iconic Atwater Market to make your visit complete.
Fresh air, fabulous food and unique shopping
The Quartier du Canal is popular with locals for the fresh air activities, the amazing flavours at the Atwater market and for the hottest new restaurants, bars and boutiques popping up in this up-and-coming hood. Here are just a few experiences to try.
- Grab a beer at the award-winning St-Ambroise brewery, right on the canal.
- Peruse and purchase one-of-a-kind, Québec-made food products at the historic Atwater Market.
- Pilot an electric boat along a lengthy stretch of the Lachine Canal.
- Take a leisurely hike along the canal’s winding and picturesque pathways.
- Relax with a fine whiskey or wine at Bar Loïc (and then see an indie band at Turbo Haüs upstairs).
- Go to Notre-Dame Street for a taste of one of the city’s hottest new eateries.