6755 Cote de Liesse
St. Laurent, QC H4T 1E5
Phone: (514) 735-5702
Fax: (514) 340-9278
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This local park is a perfect place if you want to be all by yourself. Apart from that, it features ice rink, tennis courts, picnic areas and a soccer field.
Barely 15 minutes from downtown Montreal, you can get the thrill of a lifetime with a raft or hydro-jet ride down the treacherous-looking rapids of the St-Lawrence. This company has all the equipment and expertise to make your ride both safe and exciting. There is rafting down the rapids of the main channel, along the edge of the rapids for a calmer family excursion, or hydro-jetting through the largest waves of the Lachine rapids.
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 upscale private health club caters mainly to local residents on a year round basis. Visitors, however, can take advantage of a special cash-only pass for ten visits. Located in the underground La Cité shopping complex at the intersection of Avenue du Parc and Rue Prince-Arthur, the club features modern aesthetics and equipment, natural light in the cardio rooms, pool and tennis courts, and well-equipped locker rooms. It offers all the latest Cybex exercise equipment as well as squash, sauna, steam room and whirlpool.
If you're on vacation and in Montreal needing some time at the gym, then Allez-Up is the place to go! Whether you want to take the opportunity to learn or use the skills you already have, Allez-Up provides the perfect climbing environment. Make sure to call ahead anmake a reservation for two if you are not a member of the gym already, or know someone who is. Allez-up also provides all equipment you would need. The gym is located in the historic Saint-Henri neighborhood right by the Lachine canal, you can bike along the canal and then enjoy a great couple of hours climbing the numerous levels of walls. - Williamina Deneault
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.
What better way to spend a winter afternoon in Montreal than to go ice skating in Lafontaine Park? Located on the large pond in the park, the ice rink is the epitome of outdoor skating. During the day, you can enjoy the sights of the park with classical music as your soundtrack. At night, the ice rink is just as enjoyable lit up with white lights. Don’t have skates? You can rent skates in the Pavilion building starting at CAD8. -Williamina Deneault