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, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
Montreal, QC H2L 0C7
Risa D. Jun-30-2020
Ahhhh I can't believe I haven't reviewed Parc La Fontaine! That's bonkers but better late than never. Montreal park life and picnic culture is exceptional... Read More
Jiro K. Nov-14-2020
I really like this park. Can't believe it took me so long to realize its presence and its value. I only explored this area when I considered buying a home... Read More
Jeff S. Sep-04-2019
The more I visit and explore this park, the more I realize how amazing it is. How did I not visit it more over the years, I wonder that for sure. The good... 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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