Bike Tour de Quebec

Chambly Canal Bike Trail: La Route Verte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3mSGy43GKQ

From Chambly to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Bike

Chambly is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, about 25 km to the south east of Montreal. It was formed from the merger in 1965 of Fort-Chambly and the old city of Chambly. Wikipedia

Church

No bike, no problem, bring camera instead.

Photographer1

Fort Chambly is a historic fort in La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, Quebec. The fort is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. Fort Richelieu was part of a series of five forts built along the Richelieu River. Wikipedia

Exterior Photo Exposition Exposition

PhotosPhoto Flyinghttp://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=17521

Rapids

Retired old Fryer dam, built in 1937.Fryer DamnFryer

Fryer Dam 2

Graffiti

View from under the bridge.Bridge

A Chambly love storyLove StoryFamily

The Chambly Canal, which opened
along the Richelieu in 1843, played a
leading role in the Quebec forest product
industry and in shipping these products
to the burgeoning United States market.
For over a century, heavily loaded
barges travelled the Canal, a distance
of about 20 km
Cycled along the canalCanal
Flag\Girl
American boaters from Lake Champlain via the Chambly Canal.
Sign

Made it to to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, it did my body and mind GOOD.  The young man below even took a dip in the river.

.St Jean

Head

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, commonly abbreviated as SJR, is a city in eastern Montérégie in the province of Quebec, Canada about 50 kilometres southeast of Montreal. Wikipedia

This canal is made for bikes, read more:

http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=ab231418-95fb-4f4c-884d-4f5c42e96f04

HISTORY: Scanned copies dating back to 1957.

Letter to the editor: The News and EasternTownship Advocate- Apr 4, 1957

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=863&dat=19570404&id=ZIQuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=syoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2579,84219

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