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La Fontaine Park, Montreal

4.5
#9 of 34 in Parks in Montreal
Formerly a large military training area, La Fontaine Park offers peace and quiet if you want to spend the day outdoors. At 34 ha (84 ac), the Montreal park often gets compared to New York's Central Park for its beauty and nature. Go on a picnic or attend a show at the local open-air theater. Admire some of the famous monuments, including one dedicated to the first Canadian prime minister, after whom the park was named. In summer, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pools, and go skating for free during winter. Use our Montreal trip app to add La Fontaine Park and other attractions to your Montreal vacation plans.
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  • September 29, 2017
    I didn't find this park worth the time it took to get there. The paths were pretty decrepit and there were a lot of sketchy people about.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    We took a NAP in full afternoon, really very nice for children a few small peanuts but not because squirrels jump us on so they used it to feed them, it is written everywhere do not feed them if not they become aggressive, it's true, we saw a woman being forced to go running because she had a dozen squirrel who rode him on it and on his children who had large packages in their hands! they threw the packages and left running.
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  • September 25, 2017
    This park designed by the same architect of Central Park, achieved an excellent place, lakes, thousands of meters of green areas, excellent spot for a morning running
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  • July 6, 2017
    This is a beautiful park. There's plenty to see and do here. Lots of benches, trees, paths, and more. There's a large pond in the park that's worth walking around. La Fontaine Park was the last place I visited during my weekend in Montreal on Canada Day weekend and it was a fantastic way to cap it off.
  • July 6, 2017
    It's a nice park. Good enough space for parking. However, there were large crowds and I couldn't take the smoke. I don't even want to talk about temporary toilets that were installed near parking.
  • June 27, 2017
    Beautiful park in the middle of Le Plateau. It has a central park vibe to it. It offers lots of activities ranging from sightseeing to organized sports. It's definitely a park to see in Montreal.
  • June 27, 2017
    Big playground for kids, pond, kiddie pool, baseball and tennis. Beware, parking is not free! Paid $4.50CAD for 90 minutes at the booth. People sunbathing around the pond. Lots of bikers and runners. Relaxing atmosphere. It is clean and well kept. Lots of picnic tables. Great for a family walk. Saw an amphitheater. Probably they have some festivals.
  • July 8, 2017
    Lovely place to bring a picnic and a bottle of vino on a summer afternoon. Quiet and romantic. Great date location.

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