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Montreal's Lachine Canal Now Offers Free Live Audio Tours That Begin At The Atwater Market

Photo cred - Matias Garabedian

Finding things to do in Montreal during the summer (free or otherwise) isn't a very difficult task. If anything, there's too much to do. Well, we're adding one more thing to the list, because we caught wind of Lachine Canal audio tours, that are  educational and (most importantly) entirely free.

Starting at the Atwater Market, and ending at Écluses Saint-Gabriel (map) the audio-tour provides an anectodatal recounting of history, using the personal stories of Montreal citizens who lived in the area during different periods of time. 19 locations are covered during the 2.5 km walking tour, and $10 booklet is also offered for further info-reference, but you can also just download the PDF here.

Launched last year, the Canal audio-walk is part of the larger Post/Industrial Montreal research project, created by Concordia's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. More audio-walks are offered, check them out at here.

To start your Lachine Canal audio-walk down memory lane, download the mp3 file and the map at the Canal audio-walk page right here. Now get walkin'.

For more on all things Montreal, follow Michael on Twitter @MDAlimonte

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