As the summer weather dwindles down, there’s no better time to get out and make the most out of what remains of the warm breezes and sunny afternoons. If you’re searching for some pretty spots in the Montreal to do just that, here are a few of our favourite places throughout the city which will have you falling in love with nature all over again.
If you’re looking to get in some exercise with a moderate hike and a great view, head to Mont St-Gregoire. This spot is located only a 45-minute drive from the city and is perfect for biking, hiking, and even fishing.
For something that’s a little less intense, you can grab your bestie or partner to stroll through Jarry Park. This massive batch of green space has just about everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, like tennis and beach volleyball. You can also rollerblade along the pathways, take a dip in the water, or use the outdoor gym.
If you’re an avid runner, don’t miss out on the trails at Mont St-Bruno. The National Park here is one of the most picturesque areas that you’ll find near to Montreal. With stunning greenery and shady pathways, it’s become renowned as a runner’s paradise.
Laurier Park is the ultimate chill-out spot in Montreal. Here you can grab some friends and head to the park for a day lounging on the grass, kicking around a soccer ball, or throwing down a ping-pong game or two on the on-site tables. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxed day soaking in those final days of summer.
Lachine Canal is a lesser known spot that is one of the best-hidden gems for kayaking around Montreal. You can rent out a kayak, a pedalo, or an electric boat to spend a day on the water taking in the view of the city.
This natural haven is another one of our favourite places in Montreal to embrace the outdoors. With only a 50 minute drive from the city, you can enjoy just about anything you like here – SUP, kayaking, sailing, biking, hiking – you name it. Plus, you can go with friends and rent out a shack to stay overnight and make the most out of your time outdoors.
In and around Montreal there are so many different natural havens and picturesque spaces that can appease any particular activity or desire for outdoor enthusiasts. So get out and make the most of your time with nature before the winter weather rolls around!