|Take It Outside! 2012-05-30|
trails | Jean-Drapeau Park
Few places offer an
environment as attractive for cyclists as Park Jean-Drapeau. The Gilles
Villeneuve Circuit has 25 kilometres of bike paths with magnificent
views of Montreal. Jean-Drapeau Park provides cyclists with bike repair
stations in case of breakdowns or tire punctures. Bike paths at
Jean-Drapeau Park are open from April 15 to October 31.
complex | Jean-Drapeau Park
When summer heats up,
swimming pools are always popular. Jean-Drapeau Park has one of the
largest outdoor pool complexes in Canada. The park's three, recently
renovated pools include a play pool with a carpeted, gradually sloping
incline in the shallow end for easy toddler access; a competition pool
and diving pool.This summer, the Aquatic Complex will set up
trampolines and water sprays for family fun. From May 12 to September
Aventures H2O offers
a range of adventurous outings to individuals, groups, businesses and
youths. Located at the foot of the Atwater pedestrian bridge, along the
Lachine Canal bike path, the rental center has 32 H20 Adventure kayaks
in different models and sizes, accessible for both beginners and
experienced sea kayakers. You can rent a boat to take a course in
kayaking on the Lachine Canal, or simply take a ride aboard an
ecological, electric power boat. H2O Adventures is open from April 30
Rafting Montreal offers a unique and refreshing adventure on the St.
Lawrence River, not far from downtown Montreal. Passengers are invited
to catch waves and currents in boats specially designed to defy the
most turbulent waters.
at the Clock tower
This summer, there's
no need to travel far to feel like you're on vacation! The beach at the
Clock tower, opening on June 16, will become the newest meeting place
at the Old Port! Located just a few steps away from the historic
district, the urban beach at the Old Port of Montreal will offer a
holiday atmosphere complete with fine sand, lounge chairs, umbrellas
and cooling spray mist. Food service will be provided by La Buvette,
with a summer menu summer menu of sandwiches, satay appetizers, salads,
raw vegetables, grilled meats, hot dogs, hamburgers and gelato. The
beach will stay open until September 23.
de pêche Montréal
Fishing has never
been so accessible! Excursion de pêche Montréal (Montreal Fishing
Trips) offers professional fishing guide service on the St. Lawrence
River. Aboard a safe, fast and comfortable boat, passengers can admire
the flora and fauna surrounding the Island of Montreal. High quality
fishing equipment is provided: rods, reels, lures and bait. Fishing
trips take place aboard a comfortable Princecraft Pro 179 boat with
room for 4 anglers.
Mount Royal is
Montreal's must-see park for nature lovers. Several guided tours are
offered to the general public to introduce little-known facets of the
mountain. Groups can request customized tours matching their particular
interests. Budding ornithologists can observe birds year round.
could be more refreshing in the summer heat than a marine adventure? In
a 50-passenger jet-boat, guides will relate the history of the first
French explorers and the construction of the maritime route on the
Saint Lawrence River. This voyage through the turbulent Lachine rapids
promises hairpin twists and 360 degree turns on the river.
For more information, follow this link to view the section of Montrealinfo.com presenting leisure activities.