The Six Best Picnic Places in MontrealOctober 7, 2016
If the weather’s fine, few cities are as pretty as Montreal. Why not take your poutine or curry out into the parks, woods and river banks of the city and enjoy an al fresco takeaway feast? Here are six of Montreal‘s finest places to grab a quick bite to eat and take in some fresh air.
Little Italy Parc
This lovely little inner city space is an oasis of tranquility away from the Jean Talon market and the busy shops of the Boulevard Saint-Laurent. The wooden tables and flower garden make a wonderful venue for a picnic in Montreal.
La Fontaine Park
If you’ve grabbed a sandwich in Mount Royal and want to relax during your lunch break, La Fontaine Park is a great place to go. Sit and watch the fountain bubble away or have a swim in the open air pool before you tuck into your meal.
Mount Royal Park
What about having a picnic with a view? If you want to dine on poutine and share a few beers with friends, few parks in Montreal offer views that can compare to Mount Royal Park. Rest on the balustrade of the Kondiaronk Belvedere or roll out a picnic blanket by Beaver Lake. Or on Sunday, why not snack on samosas or falafel as the tam-tam drummers show off their skills?
The Old Port of Montreal
You might not be able to relax on a seaside beach in Montreal, but the Old Port offers the next best thing. When the sun shines, take your favorite takeaway meals down to Clock Beach. Pull up a deckchair, open up the food containers and clink wine glasses. Alternatively, you could snack on the docks, as the fishermen try their luck next door.
Quartier des Spectacles
Even culture lovers have to eat sometimes. Whether you are performing in a play at the Monument-National Theater or heading to a concert on the Place de Arts, the Quartier de Spectacles has some of the best places for a picnic in Montreal. For example, you could settle down in the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and watch the city’s creative types go about their business as you fill up on gourmet treats.
The Lachine Canal
The tree-lined path that follows the Lachine Canal is one of the most spell-binding picnic places Montreal has to offer. You could dangle your feet over the banks or spend the afternoon mixing roller-blading, cycling and snacking along the 14 mile length of the canal.
Enjoy a Delicious Picnic in Montreal Today
From the heights of Mount Royal to the towpath of the Lachine Canal, there will be a beautiful outdoor dining location near you. So check the Foodora website, choose a local restaurant, find a picnic blanket and get ready to combine fresh air with fine food.