The Parcours Riverain

Last updated November 30, 2021
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More than a thousand heritage elements can be found along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Lac Saint-Louis, Lac des Deux-Montagnes, the Rivière des Prairies, the Lachine Canal and the Canal de l’Aqueduc. Immerse yourself in the history of Montréal by following a route that runs more than 180 km

Waterfront heritage, a little-known treasure

View this interactive website to discover the history of the island of Montréal through the relationships of its inhabitants with adjacent waterways. Its interactive map covers more than a thousand heritage attractions along the waterfront roads that wend their way around the island. You will find heritage buildings, maritime facilities and nautical equipment, parks and promenades, river vistas and shoreline landscapes, natural areas, archaeological sites, old roads and even vanished elements that deserve to be remembered.

Eight heritage destinations, perfect for discovery on foot:

  • Vieux-Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • Parc régional de la Pointe-aux-Prairies
  • Ancien village de Sault-au-Récollet
  • Sainte-Geneviève
  • The major parks of the West Island
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
  • Pointe-Claire’s old village
  • Vieux-Lachine

Use the interactive map to locate these destinations and filter by themes that interest you.

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Photographs stored on the Parcours Riverain Flickr account are also available for use under CC BY 2.0 licence conditions.

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