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La Fontaine Park, Montreal

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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. To visit La Fontaine Park and other attractions in Montreal, use our Montreal trip builder.
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  • Like the majority of the parks, it is pleasant to stroll around here La Fontaine Park (French: Parc La Fontaine), 34 hectares (84 acres) urban park located in the District of Le Plateau-Mont-rust named in honour of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, there are two ponds linked with fountain and waterfalls; place outdoor theater of Verdure; the Centre cultural Calixa-Lavallée, a monument to Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, as well as fields of play and courts of tennis. outdoor swimming pools are a popular attraction during the hot summer of Montreal. The roads run the bike along the Western and Northern edges of the Park. Parc Lafontaine is surrounded by the Sherbrooke Street, in the South, the Parc Avenue - La Fontaine in the West, Rachel Street in the North, and the Papineau Avenue in the East.
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  • A beautifully landscaped park with a long pond and waterfalls. The walking trails are beautiful with its old trees and many squirrels. Summer to picnic right there on the water. Special early in the morning is there beautiful, because the Park then not running over. Impressively the beautiful old houses, which border on there.
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  • Who likes nature, this place will be interested. It is extremely large, much to walk and see. Not miss it.
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  • A beautiful large park of a block size at the corner Sherbrooke and Papineau Sts and where you can take a sun tan, jog, walk your dog, play tennis volleyball or have a simple picnic. It's a shame that responsible people let it run down: lots of cut floating weed on the water, big hole or uprise on road asphalt around lake, accumulated dirt on corners, deteriorated cement steps covered with dirt and weeds....
  • This is a great large park, sometimes a bit crowded but still surprisingly clean and free of weirdos during the day. Siting by the lake is the best you can do there as it is beautiful.
  • The artistic Parc of Montreal. You can come here and pick nick. Make sure to have food if you bring alcoholic beverages because if you don't you'll have a fine! There's a tennis court, dog park, baby foot court, softball court, beach volleyball court, Pétanque court, à lake with falls, restaurant and bathrooms.
  • One of the most beautiful parks in Montreal, great place for picnic, bbq and wine, enjoying the view of lake with ducks in it and birds and squirrels all around...generally you can hear people playing music ...simply beautiful
  • Large park with a long pond which shores presents great green areas for picnics and walks along its long contour. A nice well shaded forest is a blessing in the Summer. Music, picnics, families having a rekax time... right in the neighborhood of the Montreal city's Mount Royal Plateau
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