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!

L'Île-de-la-Visitation

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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Jardins des Floralies

Cost: Free

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.

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The Garden On Chemin De La Croix

Cost: Free

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.

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John Pratt Park

Cost: Free

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.

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Mount Royal Park

Cost: Free

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.

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Lachine Canal

Cost: Free

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.

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This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.


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