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 VisitFee: No
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
Ratedout of 5
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 - 4 months ago
Whether it's spring or autumn, there's always a pretty scenery to see at Parc La Fontaine! Been coming here since 2008 and this place has never failed to put a smile on my face!
Messa L - 4 months ago
The quintessential Montreal parc.
Stunning from end to end, and delightful every single day, in every single way.
Massive trees create a welcoming shade in the summer, and offer a stark view during the colder months.
The parc enjoys a delightful centre with a resto and bathrooms which are cleen and well kept.
There are dog parks, tennis courts, public pianos, a cycle zone, a play ground, a theatre, a lake, the amenities go on and on.
Come here on the weekends for a busy crowd, or stroll around during the weekdays (like I do), for a more relaxing vibe.
This is a fun park to drink some beer at, or play a bit of casual soccer or frisbee too.
There was a devastating ice storm this winter, the ruins of which have mostly been cleaned up, but I have included some of the damage in the photos later attached in this review.
Adam Bernard - 7 months ago
Vibrant park - a must see of your stop in Montreal - even if only for the entrance to gain a view of the full range of Canada’s natural colours
Alisha Chering - 3 months ago
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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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