Lachine Self-Guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Lachine Self-Guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? A walk through Lachine and the entrance to the Lachine Canal is an opportunity to learn about its history and discover its other attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to learn your next destination.

Walk from City Hall to the Lachine Canal through parks, historic sites, and the beautiful Collège Saint-Anne. Have fun taking on our challenges.

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Pass By: Mairie d'arrondissement de Lachine, 1800 Bd Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2N4, Canada

Lachine is one of the 19 boroughs of the city of Montreal.
The area was colonized at the time of New France, from 1667.
- Lachine Canal
- Lake St.Louis
- Saint-Anges Cathedral

Stop At: Prom Père Marquette, Montréal, QC, Canada

Father Jacques Marquette (1637-75) was a Jesuit missionary and explorer in New France.
This park is filled with monuments and cycle paths, not to mention beautiful views of the water.
Here you'll have to solve several challenges.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lac-Saint-Louis, Lac-Saint-Louis, Quebec

It is at this height that Lake St.Louis flows into the St.Lawrence River. Lake St.Louis is on the right and the river is on the other side of the island in front of you.
Lake St.Louis was sighted by Jacques Cartier in 1535 from the top of Mont Royal. Samuel de Champlain later named it Le Grand Sault St Louis in 1611 because a young man named Louis had drowned in the rapids. The name stuck as Lake St.Louis.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Lawrence River, Quebec Canada

The St. Lawrence River in front of you was named by Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) during his 2nd voyage in 1535, because it arrived there on the feast day of Laurent de Rome, August 10. Jacques Cartier was the 1st governor of New France between 1534 and 1541.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Lachine Fur Trade Museum, 1255 St-Joseph Blvd arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2 Canada

This former hangar is the historic site of the Fur Trade in Lachine. This is a small museum dealing with this subject.
The building was built by Alexander Gordon for the North West Company. It served as a fur warehouse, not a trading post. In 1833, the Hudson's Bay Company became the owner.
Travelers in search of furs left here for Fort William, in Thunder Bay at the western end of Lake Superior. They passed by canoe on the St. Lawrence River, then the Ottawa River, the Mattawa River and Georgian Bay to then bypass Lake Superior.
You'll find a few challenges here.

Stop At: Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, 105 Rue McGill 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7 Canada

Near you is a building that manages the locks of the canal and where you will find tourist information about it.
There are many info-signs around the area offering tons of historical information about the area, locks and the Lachine Canal.
If you follow the park in front of you, you can walk all the way to the Old Port of Montreal where we have two more scavenger hunts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Nouveau parc riverain de Lachine, 1800 Chem. des Iroquois, Lachine, QC H8S 4J5, Canada

Solve another challenge here as you cross the Lachine Canal towards Lasalle.

Stop At: Parc Ranger, 82 Chem. de LaSalle, Lachine, QC H8S 2X1, Canada

From here you can see across the St.Lawrence River to Kahnawake. As well, see and learn about the Honoré Mercier Bridge.
Finally, you'll see the LaSalle Heights Memorial and decode a cipher.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Musee de Lachine, 1 Chemin du Musee, Montreal, Quebec H8S 4L9 Canada

The Lachine Museum was founded in 1948.
The second building bears the name Maison LeBer-LeMoyne because in 1669, René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle, the lord here, sold these lands to Jacques Le Ber and Charles Lemoyne, two brothers-in-law.

Stop At: Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine, 105 Rue McGill 6th Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7 Canada

Return to the head area of the Lachine Canal to solve more challenges on your way back to the city of Lachine.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Collège Sainte-Anne, 1250 Bd Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2M8, Canada

The Collège Saint-Anne was created in 1861 as the convent of the Sisters of Saint-Anne.
This makes it one of the oldest schools in Quebec. It is also one of the best private high schools in Quebec.
The Sisters of Saint-Anne were founded a little earlier by Marie-Esther Blondin, in 1850. 11 years before college.
Solve several challenges near the college.
- Lachine Canal
- Lachine Fur Trade
- Lake St.Louis

Stop At: Paroisse Saints-Anges, 1400 Bd Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2M8, Canada

See a wooden replica in front of the current church, of the first chapel from 1676. It was inside Fort Remy.
Learn about the various rebuilds throughout the years and solve 2 challenges here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"This activity is adapted for social distancing. Do it in a small group (up to 6). The guide is our mobile website, on your smartphone. Go at your own pace, no time limit. No need to touch anything or enter any building."

Hora de Inicio: Lachine Self-Guided Tour and Scavenger Hunt
4/5/2021 - 12/20/2023
Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Duración: 2 To 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1800 Bd Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2N4, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • 20+ challenges
  • Available in English and French
  • Scavenger Hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Lawrence River
  • Entry/Admission - Lieu Historique National du Canal-de-Lachine
  • Entry/Admission - Parc Ranger
  • Entry/Admission - Paroisse Saints-Anges

No Incluye

  • WiFi not included, but a Data Plan for your phone is required
  • No entry fees are included. This is a walking tour that takes to around the sites, not in them.


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