This walk is on the western tip of the island of Montreal in a suburb called Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. It is a very easy, short and enjoyable walk - but, feel free to stretch it out and double around side streets and the boardwalk.
Our starting point was at John Abbott College (the main building used to be part of the original MacDonald College, which opened in 1907). From there we headed west to Maple Street and then turned south to Rue Sainte-Anne.
Right at the corner you will find the Hudson's Bay House (built in late 1790's/early 1800's) at 9 Sainte-Anne. Head west on Sainte-Anne and enjoy the street and view as you pass many shops and restaurants. At 153 Rue Sainte-Anne you will see the Simon Fraser House (built in 1798).
At this point you will see the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal (an historic site, opened in 1843). The Galipeault Bridge (opened in 1925) and the original Grand Trunk rail bridge (opened 1854) are above the canal. Continue under the bridges to the Eglise Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (built in 1853) at the corner of De L'Eglise and Sainte-Anne.
You can continue on to Parc Godin, turn around and head back on side streets if you wish. On your way back, go to the canal and make your way down to the boardwalk and enjoy the ambiance of people dining, yachts and the canal.
If you walk north of Rue Saint-Anne, you can weave in and out of many side streets enjoying the look and feel of this lovely town. Side streets are Saint-Thomas, Saint-Paul, Saint-Jacques, Saint-George, Saint-Joseph, and Saint-Antoine.
John Abbott College
(the main building used to be part of the original MacDonald College, which opened in 1907)
Hudson's Bay House
(built in late 1790's/early 1800's) at 9 Sainte-Anne
Twigs restaurant on Sainte-Anne
groovy atmosphere and great food
Simon Fraser House (built in 1798)
at 153 Rue Sainte-Anne
Rail bridges above the canal
an historic site, opened in 1843
Eglise Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (built in 1853)
at the corner of De L'Eglise and Sainte-Anne
Corner of Saint-Geroge and Sainte-Marie
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