Parc la Fontaine

Parc Lafontaine is a beautiful spot and offers a variety of activities and amenities

Parc Lafontaine
Parc Lafontaine cc licensed photo by oknidius

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

Fee: No

Parc la Fontaine Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Address: 3819 Av. Calixa-Lavallée, Montréal, QC H2L 3A7, Canada

Official Website: Parc la Fontaine

Parc la Fontaine Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Parc La Fontaine is a beautiful, easily accessible place with huge playground, picnic area, water fountain, snack bar and free Wi-Fi., situated in the heart of city. Good for stroll, sunset, skiing, biking, hiking and skating. I have visited this park couple of times in autumn, summer and winter. The ambiance of the park is really good and vibrant in all the sessions with lots of musics during the summer.
Shikha Singh - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating (Winter 2024) I tried to cross country ski here, people don't care for signs, completely ridiculous, they walk all over the carved skiing path when there is a clean walking designated area right next to it, absolutely no respect, it was not an enjoyable experience to ski, I recommend to ski at the Botanical Gardens, absolutely amazing space, lots of room and people respect the ski path. (Fall 2023) It's a great big parc to take a nice stroll through, new installations at play parc, a lot of fun to climb, however, there are no benches anywhere to sit on, you have to scrounge on the ground to watch your kid play, this is why I removed a star, please install some benches.
Elizabeth Martel - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Parc La Fontaine in Montreal is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and enjoyable outdoor experience. This park is a safe haven for locals and tourists alike to gather, socialize, play sports, and relax on their own. The park is huge and easily accessible on public transportation, making it a convenient destination for anyone visiting Montreal. The park is beautifully designed with gardens, lawns, and geometric shapes, making it a microcosm of Montreal. The park is well-maintained and offers a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, and jogging. The park's 1.8-mile loop trail is an easy route that takes an average of 32 minutes to complete. Overall, Parc La Fontaine is a beautiful and peaceful oasis in the heart of Montreal, and I highly
Amar Adiya - 12 months ago

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5 Star Rating The park is beautiful, has a great space for barbecue and various physical activities. It has a sand court for volleyball and footvolley. It has tennis courts, good space for running and walking both in the surroundings and in the middle of the park. It has a beautiful artificial lake, it is well wooded. In winter there is an ice skating rink. On summer weekends it gets crowded, so if you plan on doing an activity, arrive early to choose the place.
Lorena Haack - a year ago

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5 Star Rating Great spot to spend a Fall afternoon, eating takeout dumplings and drinking a few beers! Quite a beautiful park, with lots of people out enjoying the weather.
Jeffrey Hesler - 7 months ago

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Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 2 - OrangeStation Sherbrooke7 Minutes

How to get to Parc la Fontaine 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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