Lachine - a small town of "Chinese dream" in Canada

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Lachine - a small town of "Chinese dream" in Canada

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In Montreal, Canada, in the southwestern province of Quebec, there is a small town calledChina (Lachine). Maybe a lot of people find it strange. How did China become a city in Canada, and the English name of China was not "China"?

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

Yes, the west always calls China "China". But in Canada, both English and French are official languages,Quebec speaks French,"Lachine", "Rahim", which translates to "Chinese".

The name of "China" in this small town was entirely rooted in the hearts of the people at that timeChinese dream"Complex.

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

400 years ago, no one in the town had been to China and had no trade relations with china. In 1689, in Montreal, the French fur traders La Salle whim, want to find a way to Chinese gold business, to achieve the legendary "Chinese dream".

Thus, under the support of the new French government (now Quebec), a direct water route from the old port of Montreal to the southwest of Montreal island was opened. This canal is"CANALLACHINE-- China canal.""OriginThe small town "China" came from here. Although it was not really into the canal, but the name has been retained.

More than 100 years later, in July 17, 1821, the British John Redpath began to dig the canal, and in 1825 successfully opened, until 1970, "China canal" just to stop shipping.

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

Today, the "China" town retains"China canal", "China fur trade Museum" and "Chinese Museum""When you stroll along the canal bank, you can enjoy the scenery and the buildings on both sides of the canal.

Chinese canal"

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

China fur trade museum"

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

Chinese museum"

Lachine - a small town of Chinese dream in Canada

The town is not only beautiful scenery, the academic atmosphere is also very strong, there are local famous Coll Ge Sainte-Anne, Lakeside Academy, etc..

If you are lucky enough to travel to Canada or study abroad, you may as well go to see this "China" town ~!