Montreal parks & gardens are clean and safe environments which provide visitors and tourists with a green city and plenty of activities. Montreal has always been a “green” city. That is why the city is filled with many large public spaces that include large parks and gardens. Montreal’s first large Park, Lafontaine Park, is located in the heart of Montreal. Other large parks in Montreal include the botanical garden and Jean Drapeau Park. Montreal’s large parks are complimented by various smaller neighborhood parks as well. Below are Montreal’s best public parks and gardens.
The following is a list of the Best Parks in Montreal. These Montreal parks offer a refuge from the urban life of Montreal
|Jean-Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau)|
| Lafontaine Park (Parc Lafontaine) |
Montreal’s Lafontaine Park (Parc Lafontaine) is one of Montreal’s largest parks and the largest park in the Plateau Mont-Royal district. The Lafontaine park features beautiful walking paths, pretty ponds and an open-air theatre.
| Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin botanique de Montréal) |
The Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden that represents habitats and cultures from all around the world. It is one of the largest and most spectacular botanical gardens in the world. The Montreal Botanical Garden features over 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and a dedicated team of researchers and activities staff.
| Montreal Olympic Park (Parc Olympique de Montréal) |
Montreal's Olympic Park (Parc Olympique) is a large park that was originally constructed for the 1976 Olympic Games. The park includes many of Montreal's popular attractions.
| Mount-Royal (Mont-Royal) |
Mount-Royal (Mont-Royal) is a large hill located in the middle of Montreal. At 234 meters, Mount Royal is the highest point in Montreal. It is affectionately called The Mountain by Montreal locals. Montreal is named after this 761 foot hill, which also houses the famous Mount-Royal Park (Parc du Mont-Royal), one of Montreal's largest green spaces.
| Notre-Dame Island (Île Notre-Dame) |
Montreal's Notre-Dame Island (Île Notre-Dame) is an artificial man-made island. It was built from 15 million tons of excavated rock used in the construction of Montreal's Metro system in 1965. The island was opened just in time for Expo '67. It is located on the Saint Lawrence River immediately east of Sainte-Hélène Island and west of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
| Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène) |
Montreal's Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène) is an island park in the Saint Lawrence River. Saint Helen's Island consists of two small islands: St. Helene's Island and Round Island. The island is named after the wife of Samuel de Champlain. It is part of Montreal's Jean-Drapeau Park along with Notre-Dame Island.
| Village Des Neiges (Snow Village Canada) |
A stay at Montreal’s Village Des Neiges (Snow village Canada) is a truly unbelievable experience. Located in the heart of Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Île Sainte-Hélène, this unique attraction offers an amazing snow village with natural light during daytime and spectacular architectural light effects at night.