For travelers who want to spend their vacation outdoors, Montreal has plenty to offer. With almost 30 parks and myriad outside spaces to explore, the city features everything from hiking to amusement parks to urban beaches.
Category: Suggested Itineraries
February 11, 2013
For couples looking for a romantic getaway, Montreal has much to offer. While the cobblestone streets and 17th-century architecture of Old Montreal present an enchanting atmosphere, the many parks and gardens in the city provide ambient picnicking and hiking grounds.
September 30, 2011
The city of Montreal sees the nearby meeting of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, and the city’s port sits on the river gateway that travels from the Great Lakes and opens up into the Atlantic Ocean – specifically, through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, which is one of the world’s largest estuaries. The Saint Lawrence River is 744 miles long and now marks a small portion of the international boundary between Canada and the U.S., but what role has it played in the continent’s history?
September 19, 2011
When visiting Montreal, it is worth a trip to the city’s Botanical Gardens. With ten greenhouses, thirty gardens, and more than 22,000 plant species, the Jardin Botanique is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It also makes a great escape from the hustle and bustle of one of Canada‘s most popular cities.