CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

December 18, 2006 17:17 ET

HATS OFF TO WINTER IN MONTREAL!

Ask for your copy of Montreal's Network of Large Parks Winter Activities 2007 brochure

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) - Montreal's Network of Large Parks - Winter Activities brochure for 2007 is now available. Again this year, Montrealers can take part in a variety of exciting outdoor activities without leaving the city. A wide range of activities to suit all tastes guarantees a fun-filled winter.

"Montrealers who visit Montreal's large parks in winter soon discover the many splendours of nature. These nature spots, close to the city, enrich the quality of life of Montrealers throughout the year," said Helen Fotopulos, member of the executive committee responsible for mont Royal, green and blue spaces, parks, Museums nature and the status of women.

Activities for all

Visitors are invited to take part in exciting, educational outings in Montreal's large parks, with experienced educators and partner organizations as their guides. A variety of activities are featured from December to April, including deer tracking, cross-country skiing under the stars or storytelling under a full moon. Also featured are hiking or snowshoe treks, winter bird-watching, as well as special activities especially for School Break. The network of large parks includes 160 km of cross-country trails, 100 km of walking trails, seven skating rinks, seven sites for snowshoeing, five hills for tobogganing or sliding, bird feeding stations, sleigh rides at two large parks and an ecological farm open to the public.

A first this year, the 2006-2007 winter activities brochure will be handed out to commuters at several Metro and train stations on December 19. It will be available at city points of service, libraries, recreational facilities and on the Montreal Web site at ville.montreal.qc.ca/grandsparcs.

Equipment rental

Admission to the large parks is free, and most are accessible by public transit. Parking fees apply in some parks. Pavilions with restrooms, as well as a few with restaurants, are available at most of the parks. Equipment rental is also available at the five nature parks and at parc du Mont-Royal.

Contact Information

  • Source :
    Cabinet du maire et du comite executif
    Darren Becker
    514-872-6412
    or
    Information :
    Patricia Guilbard
    Division des communications sectorielles
    514-872-4181