Forget the equinox: 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!)
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