Quality Hotel Montreal East
8100 av Neuville
Anjou, QC H1J 2T2
Phone: (514) 493-6363
Fax: (514) 493-6412
8100 av Neuville, Anjou, QC, CA, H1J 2T2
- Phone: (514) 493-6363
- Fax: (514) 493-6412
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.
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.
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.
Located on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies, this 30-hectare (75-acre) shore side park combines historical sites with parkland. Guests enjoy guided tours, a theater, a boutique and even an outdoor cafe, as well as observation points along the river. Depending on the season, you can picnic, hike, cycle, bird-watch or fish to your heart's content. In the winter, cross-country ski or snowshoe down the groomed trails.
Centre de la nature is a green oasis located within the metropolitan area of Laval. This is more than just a regular city park and offers something for everyone. Its lovely gardens and lawns complete with serene surroundings are ideal for relaxing with your favorite book. For the outdoorsy types, the Centre de la nature features host of activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, skateboarding; from summer to winter sports, a wide scope is covered here. The nature lovers can explore the deer park or the country-side farm featuring farm animals like cows, chickens and horses. That's not it, Centre de la nature also conducts variety of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. And, such a picturesque locale makes for an ideal backdrop for wedding photography; with prior permission you can arrange for wedding photography session here. For entry fees, hours of facilities and event schedule, check website or call ahead.
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
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.
Located in the beautiful Jeanne-Mance Park (Parc Jeanne-Mance), this wading pool and mini-water park is the perfect way for the kids to cool down on a hot summer's day. With the beautiful greenery of the park and Mont Royal in the background, this water park is a great way to experience the park as well. The kids will love the small water fountains and will be safe and sound as they splash in the wading pool as lifeguards keep watch. Be sure to call before hand to check if the pool is open, as it does depend on the weather. There are lockers and change rooms available to the public. - Williamina Deneault
This local park is a perfect place if you want to be all by yourself. Apart from that, it features ice rink, tennis courts, picnic areas and a soccer field.
This upscale private health club caters mainly to local residents on a year round basis. Visitors, however, can take advantage of a special cash-only pass for ten visits. Located in the underground La Cité shopping complex at the intersection of Avenue du Parc and Rue Prince-Arthur, the club features modern aesthetics and equipment, natural light in the cardio rooms, pool and tennis courts, and well-equipped locker rooms. It offers all the latest Cybex exercise equipment as well as squash, sauna, steam room and whirlpool.
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.
Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne is the sporting epicenter of Laval. The center is multiple-venue complex dedicated entirely to sports activities. Various venues include six outdoor soccer fields and multiple indoor fields. The center also hosts several major sporting events. The facilities can also be rented out for meetings and exhibitions.