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Parks and nature in Montreal

Top parks

Park
“This majestic urban park is a major gathering spot for cyclists, sun bathers, concert-goers and festival participants. Great for families as well.”
  • 724 locals recommend
Park
“On its 75 hectares, the Jardin botanique de Montréal presents a remarkably diverse array of plants to visitors in all seasons. Explore its beauty through themed gardens and its 10 exhibition greenhouses.”
  • 380 locals recommend
Park
“Great for walking, taking a breath and enjoy a nice picnic. The parc has sport centers such as tennis field, swimming pool and many other sport areas. ”
  • 303 locals recommend
Church
“The gigantic oratory honors St Joseph, Canada’s patron saint. The largest shrine ever built in honor of Jesus’ earthly father.”
  • 215 locals recommend
Park
“Park life is huge in Montreal - and if it's nice out you can expect to see everyone out having picnics.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Park
“Easy to take transit too. Has many different music and light festivals during the year. Also has an amusement park, a museum and a large pool on site.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Park
“Massive park just 1km away with plenty of room to have a picknick and relax in the shade. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Park
“In the summer, there are tennis and beach volleyball courts. In the winter you can use the skating rink or a toboggan down the hills. Jeanne-Mance park also has the free festival known as "Tam-Tams" on Sunday afternoon throughout the summer. Drum players, vendors, dancers, and visitors come together to enjoy music and the outdoors.”
  • 119 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“ Public pool and ping pong table, hamac supporters, nice quiet and family friendly. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“Ponds, picnic tables, bike paths, walking trails and playground space populate this 97-hectace greenspace in the city’s southwest corner.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“The Parc Morgan was just remodelled and there's water games in the back of the park (by the bike path) for kids to enjoy in summer time.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Playground
“Huge park with tennis, baseball and other sports option. This is the start of the best bike ride along the St-Laurent river in my opinion, goes for over 10km. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Playground
“20 minutes walk: Walking along the canal, it is located in the Old Port. Ideal for young and adventurous parents.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Playground
“My favorite park in NDG, it use to have more trees, it got hit by a small hurricane in Sep 2017 :(”
  • 10 locals recommend
Playground
“Mega Children amusement center, where adults can participate in all activities and have fun as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Playground
“Notre petit parc de quartier situé juste derrière le studio. Utile pour faire jouer les enfants l'été (il y a des petits jeux d'eau) ou pour jouer à la pétanque, puisqu'il y a 4 terrains. (L'été, venez nous emprunter nos boules de pétanque si vous voulez aller y jouer)”
  • 10 locals recommend

Beaches

Beach
“Okay, it isn't Cuba, but yes, there is a beach in Montreal ! And live salsa every Sunday. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Architectural ''beauty'' of Montreal. It was built for the '67 Montreal Olympic Games, and is now inhabited by wealthy people. You can look at the building from the Old Port, corner McGill or de la Commune. You can also go on the island to look at it closely or to check some surfers having fun on the static river wave behind the building. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“Great "beach" to spend the day. Lots of other outdoor activities are also available,”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“A beach open in season in the Old Port right where the Clock Tower is, yes! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Surf Spot
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“Usually packed with families and ruled over with an iron fist by heavy-handed lifeguards, but very pretty. Nice cycling destination.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Situé sur le site du Parc du Domaine Vert, d'Arbre en arbre Mirabel propose six parcours : trois pour enfants et quatre pour juniors et adultes, sous l'œil attentif des patrouilleurs formés qui assurent le contrôle des activités et la sécurité des participants. Tous les jours, de 8 h 30 à 16 h 30 (réservation en tout temps). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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