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
Official Website: Parc la FontaineFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- 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
3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée
Montreal, QC H2L 3A7
Shelby E. May-30-2022
What a lovely park! We stayed nearby and had to walk through the park a few times en route to other places. Luckily the weather was beautiful every time... Read More
Bobby A. Jul-10-2020
Parc la Fontaine on Nun's Island is nothing remarkable save for the fact that it has a public outdoor swimming pool in Piscine la Fontaine, one of Verdun's... Read More
Angelo C. Jun-08-2019
My partner and I went here to play tennis and it was a decent experience and was what we expected, hence the 3 stars. There's a lot of free parking around... Read More
Accommodations near Parc la Fontaine:
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 2 - Orange||Station Sherbrooke||7 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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