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Lafontaine Park

Sherbrooke north to Rachel | (Parc Lafontaine east to Papineau), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
514 872 2644
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Ranked #38 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Parks
Activities: Ice skating
Description: 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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Washington DC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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227 reviews 227 reviews
134 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a very nice park with a variety of people. There is also Police that patrol it so rest assured that it is safe. It made for a nice walk after Dinner.

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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Great parc to have a walk while the sun goes down or for a picnic. You will be surrounded by huge and impressive old threes. Good place to relax, play football, volleyball or just enjoy the calm. Great spot, perhaps one of the city best kept secret

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Interesting park. Part of the park is modelled according to French tradition while the other reflects English tradition. Interesting monuments featuring prominent political leaders.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I have visited here often at various times of the year. Skating is lovely and great people watching!

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Montreal, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Too crowded. If you want to be in a real park, I suggest le Parc Maisonneuve. It's three times the size, and have the feeling of being in nature right in the city.

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