1981 Boulevard Cure Labelle
Laval, QC H7T 1L4
Phone: (450) 681-6411
Fax: (450) 681-4447
An all-inclusive family entertainment center, this site gathers all the fun under one roof. Featured are a rollerblading rink, bowling, Bananazoo (an amusement park for young children), Wackyputt miniature golf, billiards, arcades, tennis and a laser game. You can try your luck at climbing Mount Himalaya, take a go-kart ride, or see if you can beat the best at the latest video games. More traditional games include racquetball, tennis, bingo, inline skating, bowling and ping pong.
Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne is the sporting epicenter of Laval. The center is multiple-venue complex dedicated entirely to sports activities. Various venues include six outdoor soccer fields and multiple indoor fields. The center also hosts several major sporting events. The facilities can also be rented out for meetings and exhibitions.
This par 71 course may not have the best clubhouse you've ever seen; but it's one of the fairest tests of golf in the region. The narrow fairways are bordered by ball-eating mature trees, so it's best to keep those drives as straight as possible. If you do stray, however, don't worry about losing your ball, as the maintenance is impeccable. There are some easy holes on the course, in principle anyway, and you'd better take advantage because the four finishing holes are legendary. Call ahead for current greens fees.
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.
A municipal course, this newer Graham Cooke design is extremely popular. Course maintenance and the overall effect have reportedly improved somewhat over the past years, adding to the enjoyment of the two 18-hole layouts. The Oakville course plays 6700 yards at par 72, while the Gentilly course plays a more merciful 6200 yards at par 71; each can provide an enjoyable round, especially midweek.
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.
Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau is a versatile skating arena that was opened in 2011. Located in Boisbriand, it is a home ground of Blainville-Boisbriand Armada ice hockey club. It has a seating capacity of 3100.
Le Fontainebleau Golf Club serves as a world-class venue for many golf tournaments. Visitors can experience a golf course that has trumped professionals while enjoying the simple, yet peaceful view.
The oldest golf club in all of North America founded in 1873, offering three finest golf courses.
CEPSUM, the Center for Physical Education and Sports of the University of Montreal (CEPSUM), is located in the heart of Montreal. It is one of the largest sports complex in Quebec. Sports facilities like skating, a swimming pool, badminton courts, and gymnasiums are all present at the complex. For more details, visit the website.
Nicely located in residential Côte-St-Luc, this course isn't especially high-class, but it's very affordable and well maintained. The clubhouse staff is friendly and offers a snack bar, pro shop, and all the other usual amenities. Meadowbrook doesn't play particularly long, though some beautiful old trees come into the picture, and the greens fees are a very manageable on weekends. It is just minutes west of Montreal. Reserved tee times are taken only on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Located in the beautiful Jeanne-Mance Park (Parc Jeanne-Mance), this wading pool and mini-water park is the perfect way for the kids to cool down on a hot summer's day. With the beautiful greenery of the park and Mont Royal in the background, this water park is a great way to experience the park as well. The kids will love the small water fountains and will be safe and sound as they splash in the wading pool as lifeguards keep watch. Be sure to call before hand to check if the pool is open, as it does depend on the weather. There are lockers and change rooms available to the public. - Williamina Deneault