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Lachine Canal: our favourite places to stop on your next bike ride

Published on July 23, 2021
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Summer is in full swing, with endless days spent outside. Planning your holidays in the metropolis? The city offers a wide range of activities that will appeal to young and old. Montrealers are very fortunate to have access to countless green expanses and don’t have to leave the city to enjoy their favourite outdoor activities. 

It’s no secret that Montréal is home to many cycling enthusiasts, and the city has been building more and more infrastructures for Montrealers to practice their favourite sport within the city limits. Inaugurated in 1977, the bike path near Lachine Canal has become a must for tourists and locals alike. It owes its success to the magnificent parks and natural spaces along the way, which are just perfect for picnicking. Located at the heart of the Sud-Ouest borough cycling network, the circuit follows the canal over 13.5 km, from the Bonaventure Expressway, west of the Old Port to Chemin du Musée in Lachine.

In collaboration with SDC Quartiers du Canal, we’ve drawn up a list of restaurants, bars and cafés of all kinds for your next gourmet bike ride along Lachine Canal.

Rustique

All our cyclist friends make a mandatory stop at Rustique for the ultimate sugar rush. The decor in the homey atmosphere is warm, the staff is very friendly and the delicious aroma of hot pies wafts through the air. There are a few tables where you can sit and enjoy a little break before, during or after your ride. Don’t miss the lemon meringue, apple pie or cherry pies.
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Satay Brothers

It goes without saying that Atwater Market is chock-full of delicious addresses, and a visit there means a full belly when you leave. Satay Brothers—a little haven of Asian flavours—is definitely a must. There are Satay skewers, steamed buns, laksa soup and so many other finger-licking delights. The only thing better than the food is the atmosphere.  If there’s a long lineup at the market, head over to Satay Brothers restaurant on Rue Atwater just a few steps away for its beautiful decor, warm atmosphere and same delicious menu. The hardest part is choosing between the two locations!
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Cordova

Cordova is a café, restaurant and bar where you can sip great coffee, delicious cocktails and quality wines. And that’s not all! The house also concocts excellent Spanish-inspired tapas that highlight local products. Enjoy pan con tomate, Cantabrian anchovies, olives marinated in orange, charcuteries, cheese and sandwiches year-round and a few other dishes that change with the seasons.
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Mano Cornuto

In the heart of Griffintown, Mano Cornuto is an address we never tire of! Ideal any time of day and for all occasions, stop in to enjoy Italian wonders such as fresh focaccia, delicious pasta dishes, colourful salads, generous sandwiches and pastries that will make you feel like you’re living the dolce vita.
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