I am very interested in sports, especially rough and outdoors sports. What can I do in Montreal?
WINTER: During the winter, Montreal offers a
variety of sportive activities for everyone. In the Old Port, situated in old Montreal, a large
skating rink(with music of different kind playing at the background) is created,
also with an ice village for children. Less than an hour of driving from our hotel are
several downhill skiing mountains, as well as cross-country trails. Mount-Royal
with beautiful view and lookout at day and night is less than 10 minutes by
car. Lafontaine park is just 2 blocks from our hotel, however, is the closest place to practice
your favorite winter sports such as jogging or skating.
Please consult other winter activities posted on the Tourisme-Montreal.org
SUMMER: In the summer, Montreal has an outdoor activity to
offer to everyone. For those who prefer rough sports, Les descentes sur le Saint-Laurent offers a
chance to ride down the Lachine rapids, and Aventure Boréale proposes packages including
transportation and food, for different types of sports, such as canoe, rafting and hiking. Adventurers
will be interested by the Site Cavernicole de Saint-Léonard where you can have a guided visit
and interpretation of the caves in the area.
At the Amphithéâtre Bell (Metro Station Bonaventure), near the Bell Centre, you
can practice your ice-skating abilities all year round. The Old Port (Station
Champs-de-Mars) is one of the most exciting
places for outdoors activities, especially for family fun; various activities are held during the whole
summer season. The Mount Royal and Lafontaine parks are very beautiful and safe places for either jogging
or biking (the Lafontaine park is situated just a few blocks from us). Other popular parks,
the Arboretum Morgan (Sainte-Anne de Bellevue), the Parc-Nature du Bois de l'Île-Bizard, the
Angrignon park (in the West of the island), and the Bois-de-Liesse park, are ideal for family
There is a very well maintained clean public beach at St.-Hélène Island
at Metro Station Jean-Drapeau (about 2 subway stops
away from the hotel), which was the site of Old 67 expos and the present International Formula
Prix Racing site. It remains an ideal location for all outdoor activities, and is very popular among Montrealers.
In terms of cycling trails, the island of Montreal offers you a large variety of routes, depending on
the degree of difficulty and length desired. Our personnel will be pleased to advise you more on the
subject. You can roller-skate or bike to the well maintained public beaches or to many spots next to
the trails along the scenic rivers for picnics or to watch firework competitions (two evenings
per week from June to August) at the sunset.
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Last update: 8-27-2008