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  • Bike the City: Montréalers’ enthusiasm for bicycling has provided the impetus for the ongoing development of bicycle paths that wind through downtown areas and out to the countryside. Rentals are available from shops (for day trips) and the BIXI network (for short trips).
  • Traverse the Lachine CanalFirst constructed in the early 1800s to detour around the rapids of the same name, the canal was reopened for recreational use in 1997 after much renovation. It connects Vieux-Port with Atwater Market. You can explore the canal and its surroundings on foot, on a rented bicycle, or on kayaks or pedal boats rented from H2O Adventures, located right on the canal near the Marché Atwater. 
  • Stroll through the Mural District: Since 2012, artists from across the globe have been coming to Montreal to leave their mark on the city. They do so every June, during a two-week festival of music, food and sweat. The last is for the artists only, who paint in front of huge crowds. But don't worry if you can't make it to the June celebration: seeing the 80-plus murals that now add color, whimsy and sometimes controversy, to central Montreal, is a delight.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.