Quality Inn & Suites P.E. Trudeau Airport
1010 ch. Herron Road
Montreal, QC H9S 1B3
Phone: (514) 631-4537
Fax: (514) 631-1562
A municipal course, this newer Graham Cooke design is extremely popular. Course maintenance and the overall effect have reportedly improved somewhat over the past years, adding to the enjoyment of the two 18-hole layouts. The Oakville course plays 6700 yards at par 72, while the Gentilly course plays a more merciful 6200 yards at par 71; each can provide an enjoyable round, especially midweek.
Nicely located in residential Côte-St-Luc, this course isn't especially high-class, but it's very affordable and well maintained. The clubhouse staff is friendly and offers a snack bar, pro shop, and all the other usual amenities. Meadowbrook doesn't play particularly long, though some beautiful old trees come into the picture, and the greens fees are a very manageable on weekends. It is just minutes west of Montreal. Reserved tee times are taken only on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Barely 15 minutes from downtown Montreal, you can get the thrill of a lifetime with a raft or hydro-jet ride down the treacherous-looking rapids of the St-Lawrence. This company has all the equipment and expertise to make your ride both safe and exciting. There is rafting down the rapids of the main channel, along the edge of the rapids for a calmer family excursion, or hydro-jetting through the largest waves of the Lachine rapids.
An all-inclusive family entertainment center, this site gathers all the fun under one roof. Featured are a rollerblading rink, bowling, Bananazoo (an amusement park for young children), Wackyputt miniature golf, billiards, arcades, tennis and a laser game. You can try your luck at climbing Mount Himalaya, take a go-kart ride, or see if you can beat the best at the latest video games. More traditional games include racquetball, tennis, bingo, inline skating, bowling and ping pong.
CEPSUM, the Center for Physical Education and Sports of the University of Montreal (CEPSUM), is located in the heart of Montreal. It is one of the largest sports complex in Quebec. Sports facilities like skating, a swimming pool, badminton courts, and gymnasiums are all present at the complex. For more details, visit the website.
The oldest golf club in all of North America founded in 1873, offering three finest golf courses.
This par 71 course may not have the best clubhouse you've ever seen; but it's one of the fairest tests of golf in the region. The narrow fairways are bordered by ball-eating mature trees, so it's best to keep those drives as straight as possible. If you do stray, however, don't worry about losing your ball, as the maintenance is impeccable. There are some easy holes on the course, in principle anyway, and you'd better take advantage because the four finishing holes are legendary. Call ahead for current greens fees.
One of the most challenging courses in the region, this Graham Cooke-designed layout offers an open front nine with views of the St Lawrence River and a tighter back nine carved out of dense woods. The course plays a respectable 6600 yards at par 72 and, though not cheap and about 45 minutes from downtown Montreal, is one of the finest golf experiences the area has to offer.
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.
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.
If you're on vacation and in Montreal needing some time at the gym, then Allez-Up is the place to go! Whether you want to take the opportunity to learn or use the skills you already have, Allez-Up provides the perfect climbing environment. Make sure to call ahead anmake a reservation for two if you are not a member of the gym already, or know someone who is. Allez-up also provides all equipment you would need. The gym is located in the historic Saint-Henri neighborhood right by the Lachine canal, you can bike along the canal and then enjoy a great couple of hours climbing the numerous levels of walls. - Williamina Deneault