The Montreal – Lachine Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 2.6 km / 1.6 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete, and ends near the start location.
Click here for this tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details.
What you’ll see
- Saints-Anges Parish
- Père Marquette Promenade
- City Hall
- Saint-Louis Lake
- Lachine Canal
- Lachine Museum
- Saint-Anne College
- Saint-Lawrence River
- and more
We tested this scavenger hunt in the summer of 2020.
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY.
Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 persons. In fact, children are welcome and will enjoy most of the varied challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Lachine tourist scavenger hunt, direct yourself to the outside front of Lachine’s City Hall, at 1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2N4.
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website and begin your hunt. Also, you’ll need a fully charged smartphone connected to the Internet (LTE, or 4G with a data plan, Wifi isn’t available throughout).
Instructions will be supplied on-screen or directions and challenges, as well as some historical information.
A first seigneury was granted here to René Robert Cavelier de La Salle in 1667 and Fort Rolland was established shortly after in 1669.
The name Lachine comes from the unsuccessful expedition by Cavelier de La Salle seeking passage to China (Chine in French). Upon his return, the Montrealers nicknamed him LaChine (instead of LaSalle) to mock his failure.
The 3rd parish on the island of Montreal was established here: Saints-Anges-Gardiens (Saint Guardian Angels).
The Lachine massacre occurred in August 1689 when the Iroquois killed many residents and captured several in a night raid. 80 soldiers arrive the next day but are in turn killed or taken prisoner. A total of 140 residents lost their lives during this episode.
The Lachine Canal opened in 1825 connecting ocean ships to the great lakes. Its corridor became an important industrial area. Beyond this area near the canal, Lachine remained mainly agricultural until the Second World War.
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