The new Champlain Bridge pedestrian and bike path opens officially on December 23 at 1 p.m.\nThe new path offers some of the most spectacular views of Montreal and the Saint Lawrence River.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal's new Samuel de Champlain Bridge will officially open a multi-use pedestrian and bike path today. After four years of construction, the bridge was opened to traffic this summer, on July 1, to much celebration. The new multi-use path will offer some of the most spectacular views of the city with four lookout areas along the bridge's 3.4-kilometre span.\nThe path will be open year-round, hence the late December opening. Though it might be scantly used during the winter months, the bridge path will probably be a popular attraction once the weather gets warmer.\nThe new path will be shared by both cyclists and pedestrians, which hopefully won't cause too many headaches. Cyclists will need to be aware of and respect the 20km/hour speed limit. There will be cameras and emergency assistance points along the entire path to ensure that it's always safe.\nThose who use the path will be able to bike or walk from the City of Montreal's Île-des-Sœurs to the South Shore (La Riveraine bike path). The path will be closed during extreme weather such as heavy snowfall, wind, and rain.\nOfficially open on December 23 at 1 p.m., the Champlain Bridge's new multi-use pedestrian and bike path will soon be all over your Insta feed.\nThose who are coming from Montreal will need to first go to Île-des-Sœurs to access the path.\nScooters and motorbikes won't be allowed on the path. It's unclear whether Lime scooters, electric BIXI or Uber Jump bikes will be allowed.\nSSL\nThe news was announced this morning by SSL and the team at the Samuel de Champlain Bridge.\nLa nouvelle piste multifonctionnelle du pont Samuel-de Champlain ouvrira ce lundi 23 décembre, juste à temps pour Noël 🎄 C’est une excellente nouvelle pour les cyclistes et pour la mobilité active des citoyen.nes de la région métropolitaine 🙌🚲 https://t.co/sKARWtoztk #polmtl— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 20, 2019\nPath users will need to be careful and aware of bike congestion and other environmental hazards like heavy wind and rain.\nREAD ALSO: The Most Hilarious, Heartwarming & Heartbreaking Montreal Stories Of 2019\nExpect the path to be extremely busy and popular during the summer. Bring plenty of sunscreen and your best camera!\nIf you've ever walked across the Tappan Zee Bridge or the George Washington Bridge in New York City, you'll get a similar vibe here in Montreal.\nView this post on Instagram Les ponts champlain a Montréal, #montreal #champlain #champlainbridge #newchamplainbridge #sunset #bridge #bridges #waterphotography #pontchamplain #pontsamueldechamplain #canon_photos #landscapephotography #canon A post shared by Genevieve Masse (@masse.genevieve) on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:48pm PDT\nAlong with the eight-lane highway and the multi-use bike path, the new Champlain Bridge will soon open a REM train access.\nOpening of the Samuel De Champlain multi-use path on December, 23rd 2019 at 1PM https://t.co/nvdJDwQfSb pic.twitter.com/yY5jSRjlhQ— Nouveau Champlain (@nouv_champlain) December 20, 2019\nSee you all on the path soon!