Lafontaine Park is considered by some to be the best of Montreal's large parks. Whether or not you agree, it is definitely a picturesque park with plenty to offer.
The park covers an expansive 89 acres and includes two man-made ponds joined by a waterfall. These are very popular for ice skating during the winter months. One of the ponds also features a fountain highlighted with coloured floodlights at night.
Many different activities can be enjoyed in the park. These include enjoying the many walking paths, cycling and in-line skating paths, the outdoor swimming pool or enjoying a meal at the restaurant. There are multiple baseball diamonds and tennis courts, and plenty of spots to kick a soccer ball or throw a Frisbee. From spring through summer you can enjoy a variety of free entertainment at the park's outdoor theatre. Programs include music, films, and dance. If you would like to take advantage of the bike trails, rent a BIXI Bike from any one of the seven stations located around the edge of the park.
The park is bordered on the north and west by attractive Victorian homes and tree lined boulevards.
Due to the popularity of this beautiful Montreal park, you may want to try and visit on a weekday. It does get pretty busy on weekends, especially when the weather is nice.
Facts For Your Visit
Hours: Mon-Sun 6am to midnight
Address: 3933 Avenue du Parc-La Fontaine, Montreal, QC
Website: Parc Lafontaine
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 2 - Orange||Station Sherbrooke||7 Minutes|
How to get to Parc Lafontaine by Metro
By Metro: Take Metro Line 2 to Station Sherbrooke and take the east exit and walk to your right up Rue Berri; then go right at the next corner onto Rue Cherrier and follow it to the Park. It is only a 7 minute walk right into the park, however if you prefer you can also board bus #24 right in front of the same exit and it will take you to the park following the same route that you walk. If you plan on coming to the park by BIXI bike, there are numerous docking stations located all around the perimeter of the park.
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Ratedout of 5
I visit the Parc La Fontaine during a sunny say in the autumn and it was one of the most beautiful view I have ever had in my entire life. The yellow leaves on the ground and hanging on the trees, the sun making everything even more yellow, the ducks, the walking dogs and their owners... It was really good. I was needing a touch with nature and I had a blast that afternoon. Highly recommend.
Vitória Batistoti - 1 month ago
Very quite relaxing park also possible to hang out with friends and have a barbeque. Great amount of trees making nice shadows. Or a place where your dog can meet and play with other dogs.
ilknur eryılmaz - 1 month ago
Here you can find lots of photos opportunities. This park is beautiful in any season. Summer time you can see shows and activities. You can bring your kids and have fun. It's a really popular park here in Montreal. The landscape is beautiful. A nice place to relax.
Rick Burgos - 4 months ago