August 17, 2017
Montreal is home to some of the most picturesque parks in Canada. We’re so lucky to have access to these green corners right in the heart of the city. So, if you travel in the city, take the opportunity to go in a park for a walk or a picnic. Several are located near the hotel Le Roberval, which will be the ideal to finish your stay in a pleasant way. Each of the parks has its own particularities, and you will be delighted to discover beautiful landscapes. In this article, learn more about the 12 most beautiful parks in the city!
1- Parc du Mont-Royal
Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the same person who designed New York’s famous Central Park, Parc du Mont-Royal sits on top of a hill (the Plateau Mont-Royal) away from the hustle of the busy city below so you’re left to enjoy the incredible views and the Lac aux Castors in a peaceful setting. There is always something to see/do no matter what the weather.
2- Maisonneuve Park
Maisonneuve is flat with wide open green spaces, perfect for having a bike ride around or a quick jog. When the sun is shining, this is a great park for having a picnic and letting the kids play.
3- La Fontaine Park
There is something for everyone at La Fontaine Park in Plateau Mont-Royal. You can enjoy a walk along the trails around and rest under the many shaded benches, enjoying the ponds and waterfalls, or you can take part in some sporting activity on one of the soccer or volleyball. There is even a dog park for our canine friends to enjoy.
4- Angrignon Park
Angrignon Park in Le Sud-Ouest is a recreational park popular for bike riders in the warmer months of the year. In the winter time, these bike trails become popular for cross-country skiers.
5- Jarry Park
Here’s a park for the active! Jarry Park is home to baseball diamonds, areas to play soccer, beach volleyball grounds, basketball courts, a cricket ground, and more. In the winter time, the lake is turned into a skating rink. If sports aren’t your thing, then there is still plenty of places to sit back, relax, and enjoy the pond and sculptures.
6- Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park
This is a heavily wooded park found in the East end of Montreal. You can get a glimpse into some more wildlife in this park like birds and even deer, if you are lucky!
7- Jeanne-Mance Park
In Plateau Mont-Royal, Jeanne-Mance Park offers an enjoyable haven for escaping the busy city. There’s hiking, and snowshoeing in the winter! There is plenty of space to have a picnic and play sports with recreational equipment on offer.
8- Molson Park
Molson Park in Rosemont may be a small park, with a street that cuts it in half, but it’s an area loved by the locals. It’s a short walk around but nice to sit down and enjoy a bit of reading. If you’re lucky, you may catch a band on at the gazebo!
9- Laurier Park
Also located in Plateau Mont-Royal, Laurier Park has two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, horseshoe sandbox, and a public swimming pool. There’s also a park for the dogs. The cottage in the middle of the park is used for community activities, and in the winter, it is used by skaters.
10- Parc de la Promenade Bellerive
Parc de la Promenade Bellerive in the northeast of the city usually has something going on from outdoor shows to social dancing parties you can take part in. There is also a river shuttle service that connects Montréal to the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville during summer weekends.
11- Jean-Drapeau Park
This park truly has it all! From La Ronde, an amusement park, to the Formula One racetrack, there is always something to do here. Spread out over two islands in the East of the city, Jean-Drapeau Park also has all the typical activities available too, like hiking and skiing.
12- Square St-Louis
Quebec’s most notable cultural figures have lived near Square St-Louis, no doubt getting some inspiration from this Plateau Mont-Royal gem. The park is surrounded by rows of colorful Victorian houses with a cast iron fountain sitting in the middle of the former reservoir. This tranquil place has been dubbed a favorite by both locals and visitors to Montreal.
The parks themselves are some attractions Montreal takes pride in, giving spaces for the public to use freely and in some beautiful settings as well. Make sure your next stay at Hotel Le Roberval includes a visit to a few of these.
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