So much fun!
Summer’s great classics
We love Parc Jean-Drapeau for its incredible diversity that paints Holiday scenes that are quintessentially summer: adults bustling around picnic tables while the "big kids" take off cycling and the little ones are having fun at the playground.
After lunch, you can spend a few hours at La Ronde, unless you prefer a stroll in the Jardin des Floralies to admire public art, or a walk down memory lane on the location of Expo 67. The techies among you will have downloaded the “Expo 67 / Sound Portrait” application (available in the App Store) for a fun way to discover the former site of the World's Fair in Montréal.
Are you in the mood for some sports? Put on your inline skates or running shoes and head for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. If little ones are lagging behind, you can always rent strollers. Are your teens grumbling? Solve the problem by renting Segways!
Everybody in the water!
Parc Jean-Drapeau has also one of the largest outdoor aquatic complexes in Canada, with three temperate water swimming pools, which include a huge recreational pool with a gradual cushioned slope, perfect for toddlers, a competitive pool and a diving pool. It’s loads of fun for swimmers of all levels! Every other Saturday until August 15, the Samedis gonflés will delight children with an inflatable structure set up in the water.
On the other side of the island, the Parc Jean-Doré beach, with its soft sand and parasols, transports you to another world, just minutes from downtown. Take advantage of the free shuttle buses that pick you up as you exit the metro station. Until September 7, it’s the perfect place to sunbathe or swim in open water, just like at the cottage!
Plenty of activities
When it comes to activities, children over six years old will love the Aquazilla, an obstacle course set on the water, while more adventurous parents can take a class in wakeboarding by teletraction. Thrills guaranteed! If you want to kick back or just want to connect with nature, you can opt for a yoga lesson on a stand-up paddleboard or a relaxing hour in a kayak or a pedal boat on the lagoon or the lake.