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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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“boat ride” (13 reviews)
“nice walk” (18 reviews)
“james river” (24 reviews)
12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Canal Walk is such a plus for Richmond. It gives views of the James River with places to sit. Nice place to grad a sandwich sit and relax. The walkway makes it easy to walk push a stroller or wheelchair.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking out over the James we took the canal walk back to our hotel in Shockoe. It's a bit uneven but a much more pleasant walk than the streets and parts are quite beautiful. As always we love the cool murals and street art.

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 1 week ago

I work downtown and this lovely walk is relaxing and accessible. Would recommend to anyone - work break or tourist!

Thank 130avar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to find this walk so close to our downtown hotel. The canal walk offers a little bit of history (through the signage) and some great views of the river. The trail is short, but leads to Belle Isle, so you can do...More

Thank stevevw31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good historical and leisurely exercise experience. Take the boat ride - well worth it. Much of our history is covered here and I learn something new each time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do that was different. Even though we have lived in the area for more than 10 years we had never done the canal walk. What an interesting experience. We found a place to park off of 12th street and...More

Thank edvh81
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The walkway passes through some interesting parts of the waterfront, including the remains of industrial buildings. The signage was unclear in some sections, require backtracking and head scratching. Some places are very unfriendly for those with walking problems: gravel, cobblestones, and wooden stairs. We also...More

Thank Zaphod
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Loved the walk. Canal has been neglected unfortunately. Also on Sunday's there is a church service on Brown Island from 10.00am to 4.00pm so you can't use parts on the Canal Walk.

Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Came here on a sunday morning. We spent about an hour checking out the canal, bridges and river. Worth the time allocation.

Thank PTycz
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a fun place to bring the family for a walk, viewing the newest artwork on the buildings, and the boat tour is low key and informative.

Thank musicwithcandy
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Rebecca P
5 October 2017|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
OOPS I thought you were asking about the Canal Walk! Don't think they can come on the Canal Boat.
28 January 2017|
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Response from conniegum | Reviewed this property |
Forgot to post the phone number Contact 139 Virginia Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 (804) 649-2800 or (804) 788-6466
28 January 2017|
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Response from Debi K | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation The season begins the first weekend in April and ends the second week of November. April Friday and Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. May – September TMonday through Friday: Noon to 7... More