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
We stopped by just to skate, and were not disappointed! Deliciously thick and stable ice, ambient lighting, and just the right amount of people out. Located nicely. Great spot to hang out!
Hannah Brouse - 15 hours ago
Great to enjoy a laid back afternoon without being bothered. Lots of artists and students. I took a few naps there in warm days and it was very relaxing.
Christophe Leblanc - 10 days ago
I love this park, particularly in winter. The lake freezes and you can skate on it but it's not the best ice surface. I'm sure it's lovely in all seasons but it's a great place to relax
Aleksandar Chukov - 17 days ago
When of the best parks in summer and winter. They have ice skating and a big playground during summer. BBQ area and tennis courts. Walking around the park and jogging on the path, you discover hidden secrets...
Ferdinand Ephrem - 22 days ago
It’s a vibe out here for sure. Great for a jog, going on a walk with your significant other or just soaking in the Montreal culture. Whenever I visit Montreal I try to get a place near here. Downtown isn’t too far, AirBnb prices are reasonable, and there are great food options in walking distance.
Soorosh Hassanzadeh - 24 days ago