If there’s one place that provides the most scenery in the city, it’s the green lung located at the heart of the city. Mount Royal Park provides an abundance of places to pick for picnics, from the forested base and greenspace surrounding the George-Étienne Cartier Monument (with Tam Tams on Sundays) or just roughing it off the path until you find a plateau to lay out a full spread. Get your hike on to experience some amazing views; if you’re the exploring type, no two visits will ever be the same.
If you want to know when summer begins in Montreal, it’s when locals get together at the best picnic spots in Montreal. This is the time Montrealers live for, having gritted their teeth through the winter until they can rush out the door to enjoy the sun al fresco style. Everyone has their favourite places to go—sometimes opting for the best parks and best beaches in Montreal—but if you want the very best spots for spaciousness, scenery, access to restaurants for easy eats and the best vibes all around, here’s where you want to go.
Remember: You can consume alcohol in all of these spots, provided you have food!