The warm weather is settling in quickly, what better way to spend some quality time with your friends and family than a nice picnic. Grab your favorite sandwiches and snacks and take some time to enjoy the wonderful fresh air at these picnic spots near you!
Beaver Lake | 2000 Remembrance Road
This large park has many ideal spots to lay down on the grass and set up your picnic blanket. Relax on the small hill, which offers a great view of the lake as people stroll around and feed the ducks.
La Fontaine Park | 3819 Calixa-Lavallée
Its tall trees and pond demonstrate how the La Fontaine Park is a perfect example of an urban oasis to spend some time to relax and savour your meal. Situated in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, this park is well known to those who enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it be to bike or to play a match of petanque.
Lachine Canal | From the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis, through the boroughs of Lachine, Lasalle and Sud-Ouest
You can grab some food from the Atwater market nearby with shops such as La Fromagerie Hamel. Start off with some cheese to pair with fresh fruit from one of the outdoor vendors. You can also get some charcuterie and a baguette to top it off! Find a bench or a nice area to lay on the grass along the waterfront to enjoy your food.
Jeanne-Mance Park | 4422 Esplanade Avenue
Enjoy large lawn areas with picnic tables. A great park to kick back in, lay out, take a nap, or throw around a frisbee. There are also tennis and volleyball courts for those who are sportier and a nice playground for the kids. You may even catch a food truck across Avenue du Parc at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument at Parc Mont Royal.
Make sure to check the weather forecast for the next sunny day – plan your meal, grab a picnic blanket and head to one of these wonderful picnic spots!