To take advantage of the good weather, an excursion in the city that ends with a small feast is truly an ideal activity that should be done at least once a summer season. So, we've made a list of six magical Montreal spots to go for a picnic whenever the opportunity arises. These are seriously some of the prettiest places to explore in the city.
You don't always have to plan a whole adventure to picnic in your neighbourhood park. Once in a while, it's good to get out of your routine and see what our awesome city has to offer.
Whether it's in the heart of the city or more on the outskirts, we're surrounded by so many breathtaking parks that offer beautiful scenery to look at.
And, they also make the perfect spots to have a picnic. All you have to do is lay down a blanket, then you can go ahead and enjoy some good cheese with grapes, maybe even a glass of wine too.
Really, I can't think of any better way to spend a day by myself.
You can always bring your favourite book to keep you company too!
Cost: Free access, $9.50 per day for parking
Address: 2425, blvd. Gouin E.
Located along the Rivière des Prairies, this park's secret garden has several picnic areas, plus hiking, biking, and bird-watching trails.
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Address: Jardins des Floralies, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
This is truly the perfect spot to take yourself on a solo picnic. These gardens are home to thousands of flowers, multiple species of trees and shrubs, lagoons, and even public artwork.
The Garden On Chemin De La Croix
Address: 3800, rue Queen Mary
Located east of St. Joseph's Oratory, this hidden garden is the perfect place to walk and have a picnic surrounded by greenery without leaving town.
John Pratt Park
Address: 795, ave. Dunlop
This park is beautiful in both the summer and winter. And it has many corners where you can lay on a blanket with a good meal to watch nature in motion.
Mount Royal Park
Address: 1260, rue Remembrance
Mount Royal offers many attractions, including its large park where you can go for a bite to eat after exploring one of the three peaks or its breathtaking scenery.
Address: Southwest Montreal
At the Lachine Canal, you can walk along the 13.5 kilometres of water that run between the Old Port and Lake Saint-Louis. And in the midst, you can stop on its banks lined with industrial remains for a memorable urban picnic.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
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