Since our first full day in Montreal was sunny and warm, we decided to ride the cycling trail from downtown along the Lachine Canal. The canal was built in the 1830s to allow shipping traffic on the river to bypass the Lachine Rapids. Starting at our hotel near Victoria Square, we road down to the St Lawrence River and the canal where the tugboat Daniel McCallister is docked. The canal brings you through both residential and industrial areas. This time of year the trees are in splendid color. The bike trail ends where the canal rejoins the river in Lachine. On our return trip we stopped at Atwater Market for lunch. The last image shows the farm stand section of the market. Inside, there are butchers, cheese sellers, fishmongers and bakeries.
Tomorrow our tour continues to Ile Notre Dame.