Now that summer is in full swing, Montreal parks are filled to the brim. We're fortunate to live in a city that features so many beautiful green spaces, and Montreal residents take advantage of these parks every day.\nThe relaxed ambiance in parks of people looking to soak up some sun, laze around and drink some beers in the sun may make it easy to forget that there are actually quite a few rules surrounding what you can and can't do in Montreal parks.\nIn particular, there are some pertinent rules surrounding drinking in Montreal parks.\nWe all know that drinking in public is strictly prohibited: it's the first thing they tell you at your university's orientation. The City of Montreal has this to say about drinking in public:\n"Drinking alcoholic beverages in public places is strictly prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are when beverages are consumed [...] in a park with a meal."\nView this post on Instagram Olive a good picnic A post shared by Morgan Davis (@morgdv) on May 27, 2019 at 4:17pm PDT\nWhat constitutes a "meal" is up to interpretation. Obviously, a simple granola bar won't do the trick, but hummus and vegtables, or a baguette with cheese might work.\nREAD ALSO: Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga Are Both Single And Fans On Twitter Are Losing It\nI should probably make clear that I am not a lawyer, and that the above interpretation should not be taken as legal advice.\nIt should be noted that there are a few other little-known rules about being in the park.\nView this post on Instagram BBQ time 😂 #streetworkout #tattoo #blackstyles #bbqtime #lifestyle #summer #parcjarry A post shared by PICH SILA (@shilo_pich) on May 27, 2019 at 5:39pm PDT\nFor example, the city's website also mentions that "No one is permitted to be in a park between 11 p.m. and sunrise on the following day."\nFurthermore, "no one may refuse to leave park premises when requested to do so by a peace officer or an Urban Security Patrol agent."\nThe full by-law can be found here, but it is only in French.\nFor more information about drinking in parks, go to the City of Montreal's webpage here.