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Ranked #1 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It... more » Owner description: The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree House, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe.Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects. Have a nice visit! « less
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Ranked #2 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Mountains
Owner description: Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing for the day. In winter, there is also dog... more » Owner description: Laurentian Mountains are so close to Montreal that you can easily go skiing for the day. In winter, there is also dog sledding and ice skating. Other times of the year, enjoy whale watching, mountain biking and kayaking. « less
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Ranked #3 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Mountains; Parks; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Referred to as "the mountain" by locals, this 764-foot mountain provides excellent view of the city and is a popular... more » Owner description: Referred to as "the mountain" by locals, this 764-foot mountain provides excellent view of the city and is a popular recreation spot. « less
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Ranked #4 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks; Bodies of Water
No longer used as a means of transportation, this canal now serves as a recreation area with hiking and biking trails.
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Ranked #5 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Part of Montreal's huge Botantical Garden, this specialized 15-acre section includes a tearoom, an art gallery and a Zen... more » Owner description: Part of Montreal's huge Botantical Garden, this specialized 15-acre section includes a tearoom, an art gallery and a Zen Garden. « less
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Ranked #6 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
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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Ranked #7 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Islands; Parks
Located to the east of the city, this small picturesque island is a popular recreation spot.
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Ranked #8 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
This nature preserve is popular among birdwatchers.
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Ranked #9 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
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Ranked #10 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #11 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
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Ranked #12 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
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Ranked #13 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
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Ranked #14 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located at the magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau, this artificially created beach is popular in the summer with both locals and... more » Owner description: Located at the magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau, this artificially created beach is popular in the summer with both locals and tourists. Open from mid-June to the end of August, this beach has an "A" level quality at all times. Volleyball courts and watercraft rentals are available. Come and enjoy this refreshing oasis, just a few minutes from downtown Montreal! (The beach was formerly know as "Plage du Parc des Iles") Parc Jean-Drapeau is easily accessible by public transportation. « less
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Ranked #16 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
This nature preserve offers visitors a peaceful look at local plants and wildlife.
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Ranked #17 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
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Ranked #18 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Beaches
Owner description: The swimming beach is an oasis, with clear, filtered river water and an inviting stretch of lawn and trees; it's often filled... more » Owner description: The swimming beach is an oasis, with clear, filtered river water and an inviting stretch of lawn and trees; it's often filled to capacity in summer, however. Lifeguards are on duty, a shop rents swimming and boating paraphernalia, and there are picnic areas and a restaurant. COST: $7.50. Métro: Parc Jean-Drapeau. « less
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Ranked #19 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
This park, popular for recreation, has a four-mile bike trail that is used by cross-country skiers during the winter.
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Ranked #20 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
Owner description: This park serves as the departure point for many boating activities on the St. Lawrence, and is an ideal spot for a variety... more » Owner description: This park serves as the departure point for many boating activities on the St. Lawrence, and is an ideal spot for a variety of outdoor activities. « less
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Ranked #21 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
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Ranked #22 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
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Ranked #23 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Trails
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Ranked #24 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #25 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Originally constructed for the Olympics, this body of water is used by professional and amateur rowers, canoeists and... more » Owner description: Originally constructed for the Olympics, this body of water is used by professional and amateur rowers, canoeists and kayakers alike. « less
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Ranked #26 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Gardens
The section of Montreal's Botanical Garden dedicated to roses.
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Ranked #27 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Parks
Downtown park located behind City Hall.
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Ranked #28 of 30 Outdoors in Montreal
Category: Bodies of Water

What is arguably most notable about this location for travelers is that this lock is at a confulence of shipping, railroad, vehicular transport, as well as cycling (and indeed... more »

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Category: Parks
Owner description: This 37-acre nature park, located at Parc Summit, the highest point in Montreal, is popular among birdwatchers and other... more » Owner description: This 37-acre nature park, located at Parc Summit, the highest point in Montreal, is popular among birdwatchers and other nature aficionados. « less
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Category: Parks
This nature park is a good place to view local wildlife, especially birds.
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