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One of the largest municipal parks in Montreal, Parc Lafontaine is one of the most popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city.
|Getting There |||Sherbrooke Metro|
|Cross Street |||corner of Sherbrooke and Avenue du Parc Lafontaine|
|early morning to about 10PM For skating rink opening hours call: 514-872-2646|
Profile Last Updated: February 09, 2009
Offering a wide range of recreational activities throughout the year, Parc Lafontaine is also home to the outdoor Theatre de Verdure that plays host to a variety of cultural events and performances during the summer months. Covering an expanse of more than 40 hectares, the park attracts thousands of Montrealers and tourists alike. Featuring two man-made ponds used as well-lit skating rinks with music during the winter, the park also has a skate rental kiosk.
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With a network of footpaths and bicycle trails, the park offers numerous places for visitors to enjoy a picnic or any other number of outdoor sports in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter, the paths are transformed into cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails. There are also two hockey rinks available to those who want to push a puck around along or get a game going with friends.
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There is also a winter-centric theatre called the Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée. Art courses are offered here as well as several theatre productions during the winter season (it is too hot to perform in the space in the summer). With a list of well-equipped facilities that includes a wading pool for kids and two petanque fields, as well as 14 tennis courts, a mini soccer field, five baseball fields, two belvederes, two sand volleyball courts and play areas for children, the possibilities for fun are endless.
Don't Forget: There are also art exhibitions held at the Centre Calixa Lavallee located at 3819 Calixa Lavallee; for more info call (514) 872-3947.
Tennis: There are 14 tennis courts on Emile-Duploye Ave. For information, call: 311.