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Mount Royal Park
Majestically rising up in the middle of the city, Mount Royal ("the mountain" to locals) is a symbol of the city's heritage, history, geography, and inspiration, hosting founding institutions, beautiful hillside cemeteries, and Mount Royal Park, a 4-season playground. Inaugurated in 1876, Mount Royal Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame. It is a magnificent urban green space featuring 200 hectares of astonishing biodiversity and natural beauty. Green, clean and refreshing, the mountain is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. The urban wildlife (a.k.a. Montréalers) is abundant and active all year round in a host of recreational pursuits: jogging, cycling, boating, skating, skiing, and tobogganing, not to forget bird watching, dog walking, picnicking, and soaking up some rays.

Price: Free Admission

From East, via Camillien-Houde Parkway
From West, via Remembrance Road
Montréal, QC
Metro Bus 11

Jardin botanique - Space for Life
Cultivate a patch of happiness at the Space for Life. An oasis in the middle of the city for over 80 years, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. At the Botanical Garden, visitors of all ages can explore and learn about plants from every corner of the world. Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses, and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Magnificent cultural gardens invite you to get to know the Chinese, Japanese, and First Nations through their botanical traditions. The Main Exhibition Greenhouse showcases a seasonal array of flora and special events. Complete with an indoor waterfall, this vast, two-tiered space hosts major happenings all year long.

Price: Admission fees apply.

4101 Sherbrooke Street East
Montréal, QC
H1X 2B2

Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau, minutes from downtown Montréal, spans two islands on the St. Lawrence River. Named after a 30-year mayor, it hosted historical events such as Expo 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics and continues to welcome international happenings. It provides numerous facilities and recreational spots such an open-air amphitheatre, a metro station, the Biosphère, a public beach, three heated outdoor pools, La Ronde amusement park, two museums, Le Casino de Montréal and more. This green oasis is a haven for sports, recreation, nature, and culture, with a 25-kilometre network of multi-disciplinary trails that wind through a picturesque landscape dotted with valuable public artworks and vistas of Montréal's cityscape.

Price: Free Admission

Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame
Montréal, QC

Old Port of Montréal
Summer through winter, there's a whirlwind of activities to enjoy: pedalboats, cruises, tours, festivals, street entertainment and more. A stone's throw from downtown, the Old Port offers something for everyone at any time of year. Come for the history and admire the Old Montréal's unique architecture by foot, bicycle and even Segway. Come for the culture and delight in the many restaurants, bistros, bars, cafés and food trucks which cater to all tastes day and night. Come for the shopping and unearth exclusive items in the many artisans boutiques and galleries tucked away along the cobblestone streets. Come for the river and cruise along the St. Lawrence, jetboat through the rapids or pedal boat the day away. Come to celebrate and partake in the many festivals, outdoor events, shows and more that light up the Old Port throughout the year. Come to move and cycle on one, two or even four wheels! Squeeze sand between your toes at the Clock Tower Beach, test your courage on the zip lines high above the quays, or ice skate in winter. Come to discover and learn at the Montréal Science Centre and IMAX® TELUS theatre. No matter the reason or the season, the Old Port of Montréal is a must to visit!

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