1981 Boulevard Cure Labelle
Laval, QC H7T 1L4
Phone: (450) 681-6411
Fax: (450) 681-4447
Enjoy a day outdoors at the Parc Berthiaume-du-Tremblay in Laval. The park offers picnic areas, playgrounds as well as a swimming pool for sports enthusiasts. It also has a tennis court, soccer and baseball stadiums.
Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park is famous for its old growth hardwood forest, tremendous array of wild flowers and all sorts of wildlife both terrestrial and aquatic. There are trails along peaceful streams, and canoeing is also available. In winter there is cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with several chalets along the way where you can warm up any cold extremities. The interpretation center offers a picnic grounds and an open air base for kids. Children will get a kick out of watching black-capped chickadees and hairy woodpeckers vie for food at the bird-feeding stations.
The Church of La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie serves the Recollet Falls region of Montreal city. This church was erected in the 1700s era and is touted to be one of the foremost churches on this island.
Located on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies, this 30-hectare (75-acre) shore side park combines historical sites with parkland. Guests enjoy guided tours, a theater, a boutique and even an outdoor cafe, as well as observation points along the river. Depending on the season, you can picnic, hike, cycle, bird-watch or fish to your heart's content. In the winter, cross-country ski or snowshoe down the groomed trails.
Founded somewhere in the late 1680s, Pointe-Claire is home to the Pointe-Claire Windmill, which is also the symbol of the city. The island suburb, although dominated by a residential area, is known for economic and manufacturing activities that provide for a large percentage of employment in the city. Home to many businesses and offices, the place is noted for a booming healthcare and social sector. Located only 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Montreal, Pointe-Claire is known for its historic attractions like Terra-Cotta Natural Park, Morin Chapel and many more.
Centre de la nature is a green oasis located within the metropolitan area of Laval. This is more than just a regular city park and offers something for everyone. Its lovely gardens and lawns complete with serene surroundings are ideal for relaxing with your favorite book. For the outdoorsy types, the Centre de la nature features host of activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, skateboarding; from summer to winter sports, a wide scope is covered here. The nature lovers can explore the deer park or the country-side farm featuring farm animals like cows, chickens and horses. That's not it, Centre de la nature also conducts variety of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. And, such a picturesque locale makes for an ideal backdrop for wedding photography; with prior permission you can arrange for wedding photography session here. For entry fees, hours of facilities and event schedule, check website or call ahead.
One of the foremost Jewish cemeteries in the city, the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery was established in 1905. This is the final resting place of many notable Canadian personalities, authors and so forth.
This former railway station served the city till 1984, and is now no longer utilized. The likes of Prime Minister William Lyon MacKenzie King, George VI have paid a visit to this station in 1939.
The National Circus School or the École nationale de cirque is an internationally-acclaimed circus school that teaches music, dance and arts. It offers many courses in circus arts from beginner's level to advanced streams. To encourage the creativity of circus artistes, an inter-disciplinary teaching method encompassing all art forms is incorporated.
Affectionately known as "The Main," this ever-changing boulevard once represented the dividing line between Anglophone (west) and Francophone (east) Montreal. Streets number east or west from St-Laurent, and it is at various points the main drag in Chinatown, the Plateau and Little Italy; all are worth exploring. The most famous strip is likely that between Sherbrooke Street and Mont-Royal Avenue : moving south to north, culinary and post-culinary standouts include Buona Notte, Globe, the Bifteck, Tokyo, Schwartz's, Moishe's and the Belmont sur le Boulevard.
Located towards the north end of Boulevard St-Laurent, this is the area where the first Italian immigrants settled in Montreal. The district is now crammed with shops, restaurants, social clubs, cafés and bars. There is a festival atmosphere year-round as businesses vie with one another to attract customers and the streets overflow with pedestrians. Take a stroll through Dante Park, where you will find families enjoying a day out, and card and bocce ball players focused on their game.
The Ben Weider Jewish Community Center (JCC) is home to the Montreal wing of the Young Men and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA). It is primarily meant to preserve the integrity and cultural heritage of the Jewish community. To this end the YM-YWHA organizes a variety of events at the JCC. Grand Raffles, sports training, Israel festivals and Health courses for everyone. Apart from these, the YM-YWHA holds Folk dance festivals too, to promote Jewish culture in Montreal.