Lachine…a place to call home!
Lachine is recognized for its quality of life and the many cultural and leisure activities it offers. The Borough of Lachine is where many young families seek to live given its proximity to downtown Montreal.
This borough of Montreal is situated between the West Island and Montreal along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. It’s home to the famous Lachine Canal National Historic site. The Lachine Canal was the gateway to a network of canals linking the Atlantic Ocean to the heart of the continent. It paved the way for the urbanization of Montreal’s southwest region.
When the canal closed in 1970, a decline occurred in the industry. In 1980, a gradual revitalization of the town was launched, and in 2002 when Lachine merged with Montreal, the canal re-opened for recreational purposes. Today, one can sail the canal, stroll, cross-country ski or ride a bike along the 14 kilometers of paths. The beautiful René Lévesque Park is also located on a jetty between the Saint Lawrence River and the end of the Lachine Canal.
The borough has a mix of 19th and 20th Century duplexes and detached homes. Recycled buildings make for a popular choice as well. Condos have increased in popularity giving a variety of choices for a dweller.
Lachine allows for home investment without breaking the bank!
There is a multitude of activities to do in Lachine such as the Public Market, the bicycle and walking paths along the canal to name a few. History can also be relived by visiting the Fur Trade at the National Historic Site, an important fur warehouse that’s been in existence since 1803. The highly ranked private French school St. Anne is located in this borough (website is French only).