La Fontaine ParkRue Rachel Est, Montreal, QC H2L 3A7
A huge green oasis bordered by Rachel, Sherbrooke and Papineau streets, this park is a favourite summer hangout. During the day people come to sunbathe, have a picnic and go jogging. There is a large pond in the middle where ducks gather; dogs love walking here because they can dip in for a refreshing swim. At night, you can hear the music of drum circles and the chatter of crickets. In wintertime, you can go skating on the pond and build a snowman so when the blues are getting you down, go out and get active. If you love nature but don't feel like walking up the mountain, La Fontaine Park is the next best place.