Top Outdoor Attractions to Visit in Montreal

April 25, 2016
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The April showers are finally giving way to May flowers! Montreal is positively teeming with outdoor attractions and activities so make the most of these sunny days and balmy breezes until the cold front hits again. Take in the fresh air and visit the most popular outdoor spots this thriving metropolis has to offer.

There is so much to see and experience in Montreal, and the warmer weather makes the entire encounter so much more enjoyable. Don’t miss out on any of the following attractions this season!

Parc Mont Royal

The mountain in the middle of this bustling city is surrounding by hundreds of acres of sprawling woodland and hiking trails, and is host to year-round activities including skating, cycling, and snowshoeing, as well as a drum circle known as ‘Tam-Tams’. A real arboreal delight for nature lovers, this park has trails leading up to one of the highest points of Montreal, offering a magnificent view of the city centre below.

La Ronde

For all the thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies among you, La Ronde is the largest amusement park in Quebec. This season marks the launch of the New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster that will add another dimension of excitement to your visit there. If you’re thinking of visiting more than once, check out the season pass!

Montreal Botanical Gardens

See Montreal in full bloom by strolling through the 75 hectares of beautiful flora at the Botanical Gardens. Beautifully landscaped, the property is composed of different themed gardens and greenhouses housing over 22,000 species of plants and flowers. The Botanical Gardens are also the perfect place for birdwatching, and binoculars are available at the premises.

Old Port

The best way to explore this city is by foot. A city within a city, the Old Port of Montreal is popular with tourists and locals alike, and flaunts an easy rustic European charm with cobblestone streets and 19th century architecture. Grab a beer in the outdoor terraces and take in the history and culture that make the very essence of Montreal.

Lachine Canal

Hailed as a National Historic Site of Canada, the Lachine Canal stretches nearly 15 km through the city. It is a beloved Montreal summer spot and is a great place for water activities including canoeing, kayaking, pedalos and boating. The bike trails that run alongside the Canal are regarded as some of the most scenic rides in the world. Podcast tours are available for free if you’re interested in knowing more about this Canadian landmark.

Montreal’s unique natural topography, along with its beautiful cityscape, paint a truly perfect picture. We invite you to explore and discover this wonderful city and see what more it has to offer!

 

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