Comfort Inn South Shore
96 boul. de Mortagne
Boucherville, QC J4B 5M7
Phone: (450) 641-2880
Fax: (450) 641-2677
Located within the city of Longueuil is Parc Michel-Chartran. It is one of the primary recreation hub of the city. It provides various hiking and biking trails, and is a popular spot for cross country skiing. The park has a playground for children, artificial lakes, garden and several picnic spots. A perfect place to relax and unwind with family.
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is a breath of fresh air for locals from Montreal. Located close to the city, it offers plenty of opportunities for biking, hiking, canoeing and other adventures that will give you an adrenaline rush. Skiing is also a popular winter activity. Birds and animals can also be easily spotted in its environs.
One of the best-equipped downtown fitness clubs, the facilities at the YMCA include a pool, seven squash courts and two racquetball courts. The building has recently been completely renovated, and features a padded combat room for wresting and boxing, as well as a weight room, cardiovascular room and sauna. There are numerous payment options for residents and visitors, but call ahead for availability of day passes.
The Ski Mont Saint-Bruno is a ski facility that is located along the Mont Saint-Bruno. This resort also features a skiing school and offers evening skiing. Check website for details.
Built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Olympic Pool features a state-of-the-art Olympic-size pool and is a part of a larger swimming arena. The pool, used as the venue for many water sport events in international series of games, can seat a total of around 3000. Designed by Roger Taillibert, who also designed the iconic Olympic Tower and Olympic Village, the venue could seat over 10,000 spectators during the 1976 events.
Montreal opens its doors to the adrenaline charged Formula 1 fans for the Canadian Grand Prix. The zigzag circuit is named after Canada's favorite driver, Gilles Villeneuve who died an untimely death in 1982. The circuit ranks as the only venue to hold both, the Formula 1 and CART races. The lap length spans 4.35 kilometers (2.703 miles). You can book your tickets in advance online from the website.
Sometimes known as Parc des Iles, these two man-made islands in the St Lawrence River were created for Expo 67. They feature hiking, biking and roller blade paths (on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, site of the Montreal Grand Prix), recreational facilities and secluded picnic spots for the entire family. Other attractions include La Ronde amusement park, site of summer fireworks, the Casino de Montréal, the Stewart Museum and the Biosphere. Outdoor concerts are regular during the summer.
The Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park is located at Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec. Endowed with lakes and scenic locale, this park is a haven for nature lovers.
With a wonderful layout and immaculate course maintenance, the only conceivable knock against this popular course is the view. Located in the middle of an industrial park, the most prominent landmark is a flaming smokestack. Still, it's only 15 minutes from downtown and the 6600-yard par 72 course is a good test. For a quicker round, there is also a challenging and well-maintained par-three course, which is a true rarity. Be sure to ask for directions. Streets in the area are very difficult to navigate.
Set in the Old Port of Montreal, Patinoire du Vieux-Port (skating rink) is an ideal spot to hone your skating skills during winter. Just near the river, bundle yourself with warm clothes as it can freezing due to the wind blowing from the river. You can skate to different music everyday.
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
Habitat '67 is a standing wave in the heart of Montreal. It gets its name from the iconic apartment complex that overlooks it. The waves are created due to the high speed of the water hitting boulders under surface giving rise to breaks as high as two meters (6.5 feet). It is a popular destination for adventure lovers. The futuristic architecture of the buildings make for a unique backdrop to surfing or whitewater kayaking.