If you are looking for a day filled with rest and relaxation, Montreal’s Maisonneuve Park is a great option and is a must for any Montreal travel guide. Spread out over 63-hectares, the greenery of the park is perhaps its most striking feature.
Named after Montreal’s co-founder Paul Chomedey sieur de Maisonneuve (1612-1676), the park is a completely opened space with groomed lawns and trees. There is a long bike path available and it is complemented by adjoining walking trails.
If you are looking for accommodations, there is a chalet nearby on Sherbrooke street. Near the Rosemont side of the park, rooms has been allocated for community gardens.
Maisonneuve Park holds a celebratory summer concert every year to celebrate Quebec’s Fete Nationale on June 24.
In terms of getting there, locals recommend taking the Viau metro and then walking up the hill the rest of the way. The 185 bus gets you the closest. It starts at Frontenac and runs eastward. Drivers go east on Sherbrooke and there is pay parking available.
Note that there are no shops on-site so if you plan on spending the day there, it’s definitely advised to bring a lunch.