Lachine self-guided walking tour

$57.50 $57.50

Are you looking for things to do in Montreal? Our Lachine scavenger hunt is a 2-hour self-guided walking tour of the entrance to the Lachine Canal. Indeed, it is an opportunity to learn about its history and discover its other attractions. Solve challenges at each step to learn your next destination.

Walk from City Hall to the Lachine Canal through parks, historic sites, and the beautiful Collège Saint-Anne. Have fun taking on our challenges.

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.

Buy 1 scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 22 sights.
  • Learn some local history and fun facts
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 28 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
  • Pets allowed throughout
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt
  • Aussi disponible en français.

The Lachine scavenger hunt is shorter than normal but will offer you much history about the colonization of Montreal, as well as the colonist’s relationship with neighboring First Nations.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.

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Description

Travel & Hospitality Awards 2022 European Travel AwardsThe 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.

Google Reviews

Tremendous fun discovering Old Montreal while solving challengesSamuel-François ParentOctober 9, 2023
(Translated by Google) Very nice activity. The children liked the puzzles. (Original) Très belle activité. Les enfants ont aimé les énigmes.Adeline FleuryApril 10, 2023
SMed ZAHAR (Smed ZAHAR)October 16, 2022
Interesting stops and information, but some of the answers to the questions were wrong or missing. A good way to explore some of the areaclaire SalesJune 30, 2022
Richa SinghSeptember 4, 2019
Patty MorningstarJuly 28, 2019
Alma CristinaNovember 24, 2018
A cheap way to tour several anti socal people. Hit several important sites. Could have had more fun facts though.Virginia MottSeptember 16, 2018
(Translated by Google) What a great way to discover old Montreal, it gives us a new vision of the place and allows us to see new places. Very fun to do in a group too. I recommand it. (Original) Quelle belle façon de découvrir le vieux Montréal, ça nous donne une nouvelle vision de l’endroit et nous permet de voir de nouvelles places. Très amusant de le faire en groupe également. Je le recommande.julie mainvilleAugust 11, 2018
(Translated by Google) We did this tour after trying another from another company. This one was by far more fun and informative. (Original) Nous avons fait ce circuit après en avoir essayer un autre d’une autre compagnie. Celui ci était de loin plus amusant et instructif.Genevieve MarquisAugust 11, 2018
(Translated by Google) Nice way to visit Montreal, different and not too long. (Original) Belle façon de visiter Montréal, différente et pas trop longue .Jean-Charles BeauboisApril 23, 2018

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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Additional information

Start location

Lachine's City Hall 1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, QC H8S 2N4

End location

2 blocks east of the start location.

Sights

22 sights seen on this tour: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

28 varied challenges throughout this tour – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Duration

2 to 3 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

Distance

2.6 km / 1.6 mi

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