A former fur-trading post marked by the golden age of industrialization
Once a trading post and a transfer point for both goods and travellers, Old Lachine juxtaposes the greatest contrasts in Montreal's history. Located near the inlet and locks of the Lachine Canal on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis, the neighbourhood has industrial buildings, blocks of working-class houses, and a network of railway tracks recalling the district's golden age of industrialization in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Its religious, commercial, academic, residential, and industrial heritages are worth a visit, not to mention its unique cultural heritage, reflected in its museums, national historic sites, conservation areas, parks, riverbanks, and other natural landscapes. Revitalized today by its tourism sector, this neighbourhood offers a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River.