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La Fontaine Park

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Address: 1619 Route 138 | (Parc Lafontaine east to Papineau), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872 2644
Activities: Ice skating
Description: This downtown park has a mixture of French and English design as well as a...
This downtown park has a mixture of French and English design as well as a lake used for ice-skating during the winter.
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Greatest Park in Montreal

La Fontaine Park is the greatest park in Montreal. An urban park, some kind of Central Park of Montreal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

La Fontaine Park is the greatest park in Montreal. An urban park, some kind of Central Park of Montreal.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A quick walk away from the Gay Village, it is a nice park to relax, take a sunbath, enjoy the shade, bike or just watch the ducks. Worth a visit, if you like some green space.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a beautifully designed urban park with two large linked ponds, fountain and waterfalls. We walked through in the early evening after dark and it was quite busy with joggers, dog walkers, bikers and strollers. Although not brightly lit, it felt safe and was close to a large police station. It is home to the open air Théâtre de... More 

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Laval, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

this is one of our families favourite parks in montreal. the playground is good for kids. in the summer the pool is great. they have water toys the kids can play with. there are fields, nice walking paths, ducks. it's close to downtown too. when we lived right in montreal, we would go here regularly.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

One summer morning I bought some sandwiches and went to the lake at Lafontaine park, which was close to my hostel. It is a nice park with big trees, thick grass and benches around the lake. I saw people jogging, walking their babies or dogs. Some were reading, others sleeping in the grass. It was a quiet, peaceful experience with... More 

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Washington DC
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162 reviews 162 reviews
57 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lafontaine park is a lovely oasis in Montreal. It is well kept and seems to be extremely popular with locals who like to picnic there. When we went it was summer, and it looked like anyone who wanted to have a nice time brought a bottle of wine and some food and made a nice picnic at the park.

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Pleasanton, California
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369 reviews 369 reviews
222 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A very well planned and maintained park. it's located pretty much in the center of the city, but because it middle part is lower than the edges (I guess that was part of the plan to have a pond over there), once you get inside, you're pretty much isolated from the city by that wall around you, so it stays... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A nice green space where you can listen to lots of people playing music, theres also a playgroud, and a grill zone. Its calm during the week and lots of people go there for the weekend. Nice for a run

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This park is like a smaller quieter version of New York's central park. Go for a wander or grab a bixi and take a slow pedal. Plenty of squirrels for tourists to take photos of. Grab a classic poutine from around the corner, find a comfortable spot and relax.

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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It's a very quiet and nice place. You can go on sunny weenkens for a picnic, run, read, study or just spend some quality time.

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